Is America Ferrera falling prey to the pressure to be thin in Hollywood?
The Ugly Betty star has lost about 20 pounds in recent weeks, which is causing a ruckus with the folks that celebrated the star for being a curvy role model for young girls. But the Emmy winner blames her slim-down on a hectic shooting schedule, as the new season has begun, though she does say that since she dropped the pounds she is feeling good.
"I feel like I'm a regular person. I'm a size 10 or 12, which is totally normal," America revealed. "But I do feel that since I wanted to get in better shape, there has been a bit of a backlash."
I love America curvy, I love her slim, whatever. I don't care. She's a good actress who seems grateful for the success she's had. I just wish weight was not such a freakin' issue in this country. It's maddening.