5 Stars Who Were Told to Lose Weight

Posted by PZ on April 20th, 2012

In the harsh world of Hollywood, many stars are pressurized by managers, agents and others to slim down so they can bag more work. These 5 stars were all told by someone that they need to drop some weight, and had to decide if they should take the person’s advice or stay their size. Most of these stars refused to lose weight, even if they were told at the time that it might impact negatively on their careers, sticking with their natural figures which they feel represents them as a person best.




Cassie had a brief career as a model and was told she needed to lose weight, so she decided to quit and start a career in music instead:”The funny thing about it was that towards the end of the modelling thing I was told that I needed to lose weight, and it really brought me down. I was just like: ‘Whatever, I’ve got bigger and better things to do.’ And the ironic thing is, since I stopped that and started the singing, I actually lost the weight just through being so busy.”

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

As a young model, Rosie was advised to slim down, which she said hurt. She decided not to, and ended up naturally losing the weight as she matured:”I can’t remember a time where I really battled with my body, but I can remember being asked to lose weight and battling with the advice.It hurt me. Especially as my baby fat naturally melted away as I got older. When I started out, I was definitely heavier. I was quite voluptuous in fact. I had a real baby face and baby fat. But I was a baby! I was told I had to get into better shape, but I’m quite stubborn so I didn’t.”

Rosario Dawson

Rosario has often been told she needs to lose weight, but the actress believes this is because of her big boobs: The amount of times I’ve been told to lose weight is unbelievable, I kid you not. I tell them – it’s just the boobs! I would get told by my manager, ‘Rosario, you went into your audition with sweats today. If you want to wear a sweater, just make sure it’s tight.’ Because the casting directors would call her and say, ‘She’s great but the casting director needs to know if she’s slim.’ I’m like, ‘Dude, have you seen the photos I’ve done? You know what I look like.’ “

Liv Tyler

Liv has been told to lose weight in the past, but is happy with herself and won’t change for Hollywood: “I’ve been told that if I lose weight I’d have more work, but I refuse to submit myself to Hollywood standards. To the rest of the world I am slim and I like the way I am.”

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer was once told by a manager she had to drop some weight, but Jennifer refused and instead fired the manager in question: “I was just so infuriated that somebody said you couldn’t have a little extra meat on you – because I was by no means fat! That was so mean and closed-minded. I was like: ‘No, this is who I am and this is the type of woman that I grew up with and it was beautiful and there’s no reason to be anybody but myself’.”


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