Ashley Benson Becomes A Body Shaming Champion

Hollywood can be HARSH, according to Pretty Little Liars actress Ashley Benson.

The 26-year-old has opened up about being turned down for a role because of her size – despite being the equivalent of a UK 6. Insane, huh?

> Ashley Benson clearly has a healthy figure


She admits that she was devastated when she was first hit with the ridiculous news, but she’s now decided to talk about the incident in order to raise awareness of body shaming.

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Ashley tells Ocean Drive: ‘I was just told I was too fat for a part. I’m a size 2! I cried for 30 minutes, but then you have to let it roll off your shoulders or it could cause a serious eating disorder.

> Ashley Benson certainly appears body confident


‘A lot of people in this industry hear they need to lose weight more times than they should. It does make you stronger, though.

‘Because if you let that affect you, you can’t be in this industry – you’d go crazy.’

> Ashley Benson stars in Pretty Little Liars


Ashley – who plays Hannah Marin on PLL – has also spoken out against Photoshopping.

She continues: ‘I saw photos from a shoot of myself just the other day and thought: “What the hell? That doesn’t even look like me!” I was so disappointed.

‘I hate to think that girls are like: “She’s so skinny! Her skin is so perfect!” I have pimples just like they do.’

> Ashley Benson has spoken out against Photoshopping


To prove this, Ashley uploaded an Instagram snap of herself with spot cream on her face back in October.

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She captioned the image: ‘It’s the new trend,’ later explaining: ‘I wanted to show people I’m not perfect. No one is.’

> Ashley Benson posted this photo to Instagram – and we love her for it


We think you’re our new favourite lady, Ashley!