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Posted Thu, March 24, 2011 2:30pm EDT

Vanessa Hudgens: 'You Need To Have An Amazing Body To Be In Hollywood' — Exclusive

Vanessa bravely admits to HollywoodLife.com that there is pressure in Hollywood to have a good body

It’s no secret that young Hollywood is under a lot of pressure to stay thin and have the perfect body, but it’s rare that we see stars admitting this. Vanessa Hudgens spoke to us at the Sucker Punch premiere last night and opened up about what it takes to succeed in Hollywood.

When discussing who had the best body in Hollywood, Vanessa said “I think there are so many [girls who do].” Then she frankly confessed, “I think you need to have an amazing body to be in Hollywood.”

Vanessa touches on a sensitive subject in Tinseltown — the pressure to look great as a job. The truth is, while some might be naturally thin, most actresses work hard to look the way they do. It’s not an easy task, but it’s something that directly affects their casting.

Amanda Seyfried, who has been working with Harley Pasternak for years, is another actress who has talked about this. She’s said, “I’m in my mid-20s and I know how to look after my body on my own. I’m not going to deny that I don’t think about it every day, it’s always on my mind. I clearly like being fit, but it’s not thin without a hell of a lot of work – I run and I exercise a lot and then I eat […] If I didn’t run and work out, there’s no way I would be this thin. But I have to stay in shape because I’m an actress. It’s f**ked up and it’s twisted, but I wouldn’t get the roles otherwise. If I’d been a bit bigger, I don’t think they would have cast me for Mamma Mia!”

Jessica Alba was stressed out about her body in comparison to other actresses after giving birth to Honor. “My breasts are saggy, I’ve got cellulite, my hips are bigger… every actress out there is more beautiful than me,” she complained.

Miley Cyrus spoke out when people called her fat tweeting, “I have my flaws. I’m a normal girl there’s things about my body I would change … if your thighs don’t jiggle go see a doctor … I believe in exercise and treating your body like a temple.”

Her peers like Ashley Tisdale, Ashley Greene, AnnaLynne McCord, Jessica Biel, and Lauren Conrad also work out constantly to stay in shape for their careers.

What do you guys think about the pressures in Hollywood to look amazing? Are you happy when actresses admit it’s part of their job? Or do you wish there was no pressure whatsoever? Sound off below!

Reporting by Russ Weakland

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