Ashley Benson covers the new issue of Health.
On the pressure to be thing in Hollywood: “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.’ It’s come up a few times in the last few years, like, ‘You’re too fat for this.’ And I’m just sitting here like, ‘Wait, what? Do you want a skeleton?’ But I feel good. I don’t want to lose 20 pounds, because I don’t need to…There was a point where it was getting to where a size 2 was great. I’m a size 2, but I think that a size 4 is healthy. I think that all of these sizes are healthy.”
On her workout routine: “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. There are times I just want to do nothing! But then I don’t feel good about myself.”
On Gwyneth Paltrow: She is her “healthy-living idol.” “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?”
On Jenna Dewan: “She is, like, the cutest thing. Her body right now is so incredible — and she’s had a kid! I would obviously say, like, every supermodel, like Candice Swanepoel and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley — but that is just so not my body.”
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