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Ashley Benson Opens Up About Hollywood's Unrealistic Beauty Ideals

Ashley Benson Opens Up About Hollywood's Unrealistic Beauty Ideals

Ashley Benson looks stunning in a plunging gold top on the cover of the January issue of Ocean Drive magazine.

The 26-year-old actress opened up to Ocean Drive about beauty ideals in Hollywood, the upcoming season of Pretty Little Liars and partying with Selena Gomez.

On unrealistic beauty ideals in Hollywood: “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. 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.”

On why you’ll never see a “bad girl” moment from her in public: “It’s fun to have drinks with friends, but I would never want to do anything that would sabotage my career. I’d rather have din­ner and drinks at someone’s house than go bats**t crazy in public. It’s not my scene.”

On partying in Miami with Selena Gomez: “I flew there for a photo shoot once and brought Selena Gomez with me. We hung out on a yacht, then went to the Ultra Music Festival [where she was photographed with Ellie Goulding and Skrillex], and stayed out all night. I don’t think you could ever get bored in Miami.”

On the upcoming season of Pretty Little Liars: “Hanna has graduated col­lege and has moved on. She’s in a new relationship and is engaged. She’s very confident in who she is. She works in fashion now and is the most successful out of all of the girls. There’s going to be twists and turns in her new relationship, and Caleb’s going to be there. He’s very much a part of her life. Fans are going to be surprised at how everything has turned out, but I think it will be a fun journey for them.”

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  • Kaitlyn

    “I was just told I was too fat for a part. I’m a size 2! I cried for 30 minutes,”

    Someone tells you that you’re fat and you cry for 30 minutes? And somehow its Hollywood that has a problem?

    She thinks she’s talking negatively about life on the screen but this speaks more of her mental state, how little adversity she had growing up and what its like for regular people to live life in the real world.

  • brent colorado

    she’s full of crap. in fact she is a pretty little LIAR

  • Revengefan0101

    Hollywood is ridiculous. Most women are not naturally a size 0 or a size 2. A size 4 and up is normal for most women.

  • saphiry

    Yea sure Ashley, keep telling that to yourself. I’ve seen recent pictures of her and she’s NOT a size 2. A size 6-8 I’d guess.

  • Iulia

    She is not a size 2, why is she lying? If you’re so intrigued about Hollywood’s principles, why be ashamed and hide your real measures?