Ashley Benson over de ongezonde obsessie van Hollywood met te dunne vrouwenlichamen

'I get told all the time to lose weight.'

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Een paar weken geleden haalde Pretty Little Liars-actrice Ashley Benson al alle headlines door te onthullen dat ze verschillende rollen niet had gekregen, omdat ze haar in Hollywood 'te dik' vonden. En dat terwijl ze maat 34 heeft.

Ashley Benson ging nu zitten met Health magazine om over het grote probleem omtrent body image in Hollywood te praten. Ze vertelt:

'I get told all the time to lose weight. I got that a month ago. It's just weird. With my stuff recently, it's been, 'You have to be skin and bones or you're not getting it.' It's come up a few times in the last few years, like, 'You're too fat for this.' And I'm just sitting here like, 'Wait, what? Do you want a skeleton?' But I feel good. I don't want to lose 20 pounds, because I don't need to... There was a point where it was getting to where a size 2 was great... I think that all of these sizes are healthy.'

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Kortom: er is een grote verandering nodig in Hollywood. Gelukkig laat de 26-jarige Ashley zich niet gek maken en vertelt ze dat ze gewoon gezond leeft en sport, maar niet té. Daarnaast mediteert ze veel:

'I usually do Pilates three days a week for an hour, and I try to box or do SoulCycle two or three times a week. There are times I just want to do nothing! But then I don't feel good about myself.'

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Ook onthult ze dat Gwyneth Paltrow haar 'healthy-living idol' is:

'I have one of her cookbooks, and I think she looks beautiful. When I look at all the pictures in her cookbook, I'm like, 'Wow, I already feel better,' you know?'

Daarnaast zou ze wel een dag het lichaam willen hebben van Jenna Dewan-Tatum en kijkt ze naar andere bekende vrouwen voor 'body inspiration':

'She is, like, the cutest thing. Her body right now is so incredible - and she's had a kid! I would obviously say, like, every supermodel, like Candice Swanepoel and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley - but that is just so not my body.'