Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson may have the body every girl dreams to have, but apparently, it was a little too chunky for Hollywood.
Benson talked about her career and the showbiz industry’s unrealistic beauty standards in an interview with Ocean Drive magazine.
The 26-year-old actress revealed she cried for half an hour after she was told she was too fat for a part even though she has a petite size two body frame.
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“I was just told I was too fat for a part,” Benson recalled the rejection. “I’m a size two! I cried for 30 minutes, but then you have to let it roll off your shoulders or it could cause a serious eating disorder.”
She further told the magazine: “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.”
Benson also talked about how Photoshop had created an unrealistic image of her, saying she was disappointed because could barely recognize herself.
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She also told the magazine that she hates it when girls think she has a perfect body and skin. “I have pimples just like they do,” the young actress shared.
Proving that no one is perfect, Benson posted an Instagram photo of herself with zit cream dotting her face in October for her 10.4 million Instagram followers to see.
Talking about her life in the limelight, the actress is aware that many of her fellow child stars had gone off track. She acknowledges that temptation comes with fame and money. While some of her friends spend a lot of time partying, Ashley Benson said she would rather focus her energy on her career.
“I’d rather have dinner and drinks at someone’s house than go bats–t crazy in public. It’s not my scene,” she concluded.