Ashley Benson Was Told She Was "Too Fat" for a Role

Ashley Benson - H 2014
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Ashley Benson - H 2014

She's a size 2, by the way.

The pressures of being a so-called perfect size in Hollywood seems never-ending. In a new interview featured in Ocean Drive's January Issue, Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson reveals that she was recently told she was "too fat" for a role.

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"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," she told the South Florida-based glossy. "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."


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Most recently, the 26-year-old beauty posted a selfie where parts of her face were covered in pimple cream. The reason behind it? "Because I wanted to show people I’m not perfect — no one is," she said. Benson knows that Photoshop doesn't help with beauty expectations either, adding, "I hate to think that girls are like, 'She’s so skinny! Her skin is so perfect!' I have pimples just like they do."

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Benson isn't the only to face criticism about her weight, as Gigi Hadid, Anna Paquin and Carrie Fisher have been the latest in Hollywood to speak up about the issue.