Ashley Benson On Hollywood Standards: ‘I Get Told All The Time To Lose Weight’

Ashley Benson is showing off her toned and sexy body on the March cover of 'Health' magazine. Despite her flawless figure, she admits she still gets asked to lose weight for roles 'all the time.' We think Ashley Benson is pretty perfect the way she is, but the Pretty Little Liars star says she feels pressure to be extra skinny nearly every day. Find out what workouts she loves to stay in shape and what she had to say about industry pressures below.

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“I get told all the time to lose weight,” she told the magazine. “I got that a month ago. It’s just weird. With my stuff recently, it’s been, ‘You have to be skin and bones or you’re not getting it. It’s come up a few times in the last few years, like, ‘You’re too fat for this.’ And I’m just sitting here like, ‘Wait, what? Do you want a skeleton?’

But I feel good. I don’t want to lose 20 pounds, because I don’t need to…There was a point where it was getting to where a size 2 was great. I’m a size 2, but I think that a size 4 is healthy. I think that all of these sizes are healthy.”

Ashley Benson’s Workout — Describes Her Routine To ‘Health’ Magazine

She relies on meditation and working out to stay healthy and happy. “I usually do Pilates three days a week for an hour, and I try to box or do SoulCycle two or three times a week. There are times I just want to do nothing! But then I don’t feel good about myself.”

As far as a Hollywood inspiration? She says Gwyneth Paltrow is her “healthy-living idol.”

“I have one of her cookbooks, and I think she looks beautiful. When I look at all the pictures in her cookbook, I’m like, ‘Wow, I already feel better,’ you know?”

To get the most workout bang for your buck, Ashley recommends: “Probably squats — and not for my butt but for my legs. We usually do circuit training, so I’ll do 25 squats, then I’ll run back and forth, and then I’ll do lunges to the other side of the gym both ways, run, then squats. I can’t move for days!”

If all else fails, “Spanx all the way. Literally. Even if you don’t need them.”

Are you loving Ashley’s toned body on the cover of Health magazine? Do you think it’s cool she’s standing up against weight bullying?

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