Say what?! The gorgeous Ashley Benson from ‘PLL’ has revealed that she was recently turned down for a role solely because they thought she was too fat. Ugh!
Ashley Benson, 26, has finally opened up about being discriminated against for her size two figure in a new interview.
This is truly disturbing. While discussing the ups and downs of life as a Hollywood actress, Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson shared that one unnamed casting director had passed on her because she was “too fat.” Um, they clearly were not looking at the same beautiful blonde girl that we are!
“I was just told I was too fat for a part,” Ashley revealed alongside her stunning photo shoot for Ocean Drive magazine. “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.”
As the interview continues, Ashley unintentionally reveals exactly how much of a role model and inspiration she is to young girls everywhere. Although she confesses to being upset by the casting director’s comments about her looks, she explains why she had to get over it before it damaged her forever.
“A lot of people in this industry hear they need to lose weight more times than they should,” Ashley continued. “It does make you stronger, though. Because if you let that affect you, you can’t be in this industry — you’d go crazy.” It’s great that Ashley knows this, and that she’s spreading the message to others. Kudos, girl!
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