Ashley Benson, as one of the adorable stars of Pretty Little Liars, knows firsthand about the unrealistic expectations that Hollywood and media put on young women.
This is most particularly felt when it comes to weight and size.
Body image is a constant struggle for most women Ashley Benson’s age in show business.
Even Ashley Benson, at a size two, has been told that she’s too fat for a role.
She told Health magazine, “It’s come up a few times in the last few years, like, ‘You’re too fat for this.’ I get told all the time to lose weight. I’m just sitting here like, ‘Wait, what? Do you want a skeleton?’”
She added, “But, I feel good. I don’t want to lose 20 pounds, because I don’t need to.”
However, Ashley Benson does have some body envy when it comes to other celebrities.
When she was asked who she would trade bodies with if she could, Ashley Benson said, “Jenna Dewan-Tatum. She is, like, the cutest thing. Her body right now is so incredible—and she’s had a kid!”
She added, “I would obviously say, like, every supermodel, like Candice Swanepoel and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley—but that is just so not my body.”
She may feel good about her body most of the time, but when she doesn’t, Ashley Benson just does what the rest of us do.
She said, “I’m still working on it. Really, honestly, if I have to go to an event and I’m not feeling my best? Spanx all the way. Literally. Even if you don’t need them.”
Sometimes, celebrities are just like us. What do you think about Ashley Benson being called too fat?