Ashley Benson, At Size Two, Told To Lose Weight For Roles

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Ashley Benson, one of the gorgeous stars of Pretty Little Liars, opened up to Health about some body image issues that even she has faced in the grand world of Hollywood.

Everyone knows that Hollywood and media have a sickeningly unrealistic idea of what women should look like. But, Ashley Benson, at a size two, knows firsthand.

She said, "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.'"

She added, "There was a point where it was getting to where a size two was great. I'm a size two, but I think that a size four is healthy. I think that all of these sizes are healthy."

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Ashley Benson doesn't feel the pressure to fit a certain mold and she doesn't want to be involved romantically with a guy who does cave to that pressure.

Ashley Benson said of her ideal man, "He has to make me laugh, 100 percent. Be respectful. Personality is key. Likes to travel, and… I don't really like guys who work out."

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When pressed on the supposition that she is into flabby guys, she clarified, "Like, there are guys who work out, and there are guys who work out, in the mirror every day, with protein shakes and 'I'm at the gym for 12 hours.'"

She added, "I don't like big guys like that. I like skinnier guys. If there's a guy who's super in shape, out the door! Making me laugh is number one. And being adventurous, because I love to just do things last-minute."

What do you think about the pressure on actresses to be skin and bones in order to be of any value in Hollywood?

Lacy Langley
Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.