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8 Celebrities Who Were Pressured To Lose Weight, But Didn’t Listen And Still Achieved Success

One of them said that calling somebody fat on TV should be illegal.

It is common knowledge that Hollywood is a very looks-orientated place. With that said, if a person wishes to succeed in Tinseltown, they will have to keep up with a certain physical standard.

Regular people sometimes forget that even celebrities struggle with their weight. Also, some just don’t see the point of losing a couple of lbs. Here are eight stars who were pressured to lose weight, but didn’t listen and still achieved success.

1. Jennifer Lopez

Today, Jennifer Lopez is a fitspiration to a lot of women. But it hasn’t always been the case. The 49-year-old actress, singer, dancer, and producer previously revealed that there were a lot of people who hinted that she had to lose a few pounds at the beginning of her career.

2. Amber Tamblyn

Amber Tamblyn played the main character in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” and was called a rising star. Little did we know that she was struggling with self-esteem when her own agent told her that she should lose some weight. While the comment extremely affected her before, the 36-year-old American poet and actress is now supporting the #TimesUp movement and fighting for women’s rights.

3. Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland is a ballet dancer who became the first African-American prima ballerina at the American Ballet Theater. Having a more muscular physique, she was pressured to lose weight at the beginning of her career because critics believe that she doesn’t have that “ballerina body.”

After the unnecessary comment, Misty started experiencing problems with her health. Fortunately, she has managed to overcome these challenges and proved that she’s beautiful just the way she is.

4. Ashley Benson

Although Ashley Benson has a great physique that a lot of women would love to have, the actress revealed that she is considered fat in Tinseltown. The “Pretty Little Liars” star shared that she has been told she’s too overweight for certain roles even though she’s a size 2.

Ashley doesn’t care about her weight and thinks that a person doesn’t have to lose a single pound if they don’t feel they need to.

5. Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham is a famous plus-size model and an inspiration for women in all sizes. However, Ashley used to have problems with her own self-esteem. She was laughed at in her younger years and even her parents told her that she’s fat. But these situations and her agents’ hints made Ashley Graham pick herself up and prove that the world of modeling is not exclusive for skinny girls.

6. Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson had always been criticized for her weight. After giving birth to her daughter and gaining a few more pounds, she faced even more cruel criticism on social media. But the 37-year-old singer, songwriter, and television personality didn’t let these mean opinions influence her life.

In 2018, Clarkson was diagnosed with thyroid disease and managed to lose 45 lbs. But the weight loss was not because she wanted to be thin, she’s just paying more attention to healthy food.

7. Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence has an envy-worthy body. She got curves that some women would go under the knife for to imitate. But despite her incredible physique, Lawrence shared that her type of body is not the norm in Hollywood. She thinks that calling somebody fat on TV should be illegal.

8. Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks is certainly one of the most popular models in history. However, she had to cope with bullying by the mass media when she gained weight. Although Tyra gained a couple of pounds, she was never obese. However, a magazine posted a photo of her in a swimsuit on a beach with a headline “Tyra Porkchop,” which hurt her a lot. She also shared that during a show in Milan, two seamstresses called her fat. Even fashion designers refused to work with her because she has wider hips than the “normal” model.

Today, the mother-of-one is inspiring people of all ages and shapes by reminding them that we don’t have to be stick-thin to be called beautiful.


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