Ashley Benson has opened up about being a size 6 in Hollywood. And what she says is pretty worrying.
Most people know the blonde beauty for playing the hilarious Hanna in Pretty Little Liars, wearing ah-mazingly cute but grunge outfits and for having the sparkliest blue peepers in the ‘biz.
But according to Ashley, the acting industry is far more concerned about what her body looks like.
‘I get told all the time to lose weight,’ she told Health magazine. ‘I’m just sitting here like, “Wait, what? Do you want a skeleton?”‘
The 26-year-old added that despite the comments, she’s never bowed down to the pressure, because Benson does what she wants, and that’s exactly why we love her.
‘I don’t want to lose 20 lbs., because I don’t need to,’ she said. ‘I’m a size 2 (UK size 6), but I think that size 4 is healthy. I think that all of these sizes are healthy.’
Instead, Benson lives a healthy, active lifestyle to keep her body and mind happy.
‘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’, she said. ‘There are times I just want to do nothing! But then I don’t feel good about myself.’
And if all else fails? ‘Spanx all the way. Literally. Even if you don’t need them’, she said.
And as for cooking? Well, there’s only one glamorous lady who she looks to for her dinner inspo – Gwyneth Paltrow.
‘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?’