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Ryan Seacrest Receives Height Help From A Box

Ryan Seacrest Receives Height Help From A Box

American Idol host and E! News anchor Ryan Seacrest tapes a few TV segments in front of the cameras outside of the Idol auditions on Friday (August 15) in Boston, Mass.

The 34-year-old, who is 5-foot-8-inches, was seen taking American Idol to new heights by standing on top of a large box to appear taller for the cameras!

Ryan even took the time to pose with fans!

10+ pictures inside of Ryan Seacrest standing on top of an apple box …

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  • Bliss

    I like Ryan. He always talks to fans, poses for pictures, signs autographs , does kind things. I don’t care about him being on a box.

  • Erin

    lol bless his heart

  • coolio

    lol. but its not his fault he was born short.

  • Jaz

    hahaha – joel mchale is gonna have a good time with this on the soup next week!

  • wikig

    hes not worth 15 mil for idol??????

  • truth

    Try 5’6″ with heels.

  • realme2008

    Okay, just jared statistically speaking 5’8″ is not that short for a male. 5’9′-5’10″ is the average height for a male. So 5’8″ would be below average. Ryan is clearly below 5’8″, and wears shoe lifts to appear taller. Why the *uck would someone 5’8″ need to stand on a platform? He must lie about how tall he really is!

  • SF

    You’re joking right? 5′ 8″? Then he would be the smallest shortest 5′ 8″. Make him stand next to Tom Cruise!

  • Shemp lugosi

    I despise this talent-less queen.

  • justme24

    He is 5’1″.

  • Willa

    I use to like him before he became all Hollywood like. Now I can’t stand him.

  • Shawn

    Gotta speak up in his defense. They were trying to get a shot of Ryan with the building tops behind him…the tripod can only go so low, so they had the box (had to be about a foot) in order to get the shot. He is actually not as “short” as people think…you can tell by everyone around me saying “Wow, he isn’t as short as I thought”.

    Nice guy too…all the judges were very gracious with the thousand or so fans that crowded the entrance.

  • Ouch!

    I hate him SO much…

  • Shawn

    I’m 5’11″, was next to him for a good portion of the day, he’s 5’8″. I promise.

  • Lucy

    Love him haha!

  • Bliss

    Thanks, Shawn. I like Ryan. He is for us, like Dick Clark was for our parents. I bet Kara, Randy, and even Simon are pretty good to the fans, but I have heard nothing but good things about Ryan most of all. And Ryan goes to every one of those random auditions in all the cities and he doesn’t even have to.

  • Shawn

    Here’s the thing, there are alot of people that want to hate him (and do). And I’ll be honest, the guy has EVERY JOB IMAGINABLE that I would love, but having met him, it’s tough to hate him. Really nice guy, down to earth.

  • jaz

    @Bliss: haha, jj censored his name

  • dundies

    lol theres no way this guy is taller than tom cruise. more like 5’5 HA

  • dundies

    Why the *uck would someone 5′8″ need to stand on a platform?


    LOL for days

  • DvF

    I agree with Shawn — I’ve met Ryan too, and not only is he not short (I’m 5’6″ and he was significantly taller than me), but he’s super gracious and down to earth. My friends and I were so impressed by him!

  • sarah

    5’8″?….Yeah, right. So, why is everybody making fun of his height all the time? He is only 5’6″.

  • lakers fan in boston

    @Jaz: lmao, u beat me to it, i hope joe rips him next time on the soup =]

    there is no way he’s 5’8, 5’8 is pretty normal imo so why would he need a box
    i think he’s more like 5’5-6
    at least he seems like a nice guy, nothing worse than a short person with an ego =p

  • Hailey

    Heyyy, Ryan’s still the best ! I don’t care if he’s short. He’s still talent, and I will always love him!

  • Donna catalfamo

    I saw that episode of E news this is shot from. He’s on that box so they can get a shot of the city behind him and not the trees.

  • Shawn

    I’m with Donna. That is why. I have pics of it on my iPhone…they were trying to shoot over bushes/flowerboxes (to the right of the picture, they are cropped)…he’s 5’8″. No reason for me to lie. LOL

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  • Jack

    just jared = just dumb

    you obviously don’t know squat about TV production. the photog is trying to get the best camera angle, so he’s got seacrest on a box. before you turn out such tabloid drivel, pick up a phone and do some research. dummy.

  • Bud

    there is no way he is taller than 5′ 5″

    Average size women tower over him. If he says he is 5′ 8″ he is adding his 3 inch