I went shopping with Hayley Hassellhoff at Torrid and did a little thing for EXTRA which you can see on TV tonight at 7pm eastern time or on Extra.com. She is such a sweet girl! It’s really easy to forget that she’s only 17. Models can be so rude but Hayley was bubbly and fun all day, to everyone. Plus, we have matching Mercedes. I really hope that her show, “Huge” on ABC Family does well. It’s set at a “fat” camp and shows teens struggling to accept their bodies. When I first heard about the show, I was super skeptical. I didn’t want people putting down curvy people and making fun of us, but after reading the script, I see that the show is the polar opposite. I really encourage you to check it out. I haven’t actually seen the show yet, but it’s getting really great reviews and I’m happy to support shapely girls on television.
Speaking of curvy girls on TV, what happened to Sara Rue? I really liked her before she joined Jenny Craig and lost all of that weight. I could understand if she had wanted to drop ten pounds to feel healthier but she just kept going and now she’s super skinny, but I don’t feel like she’s as beautiful. She had such a fantastic, full face and now I think she sort of looks like a witch. Everything is so linear on her body. I hope she puts a little back on.
I am really sick of celebrities joining weight loss brands. I wish they would put their price next to the diet that they “use”. If we knew that a company had paid Kim Kardashian a million dollars to say that she used their diet pill, but all they really did was give her a personal trainer and put her on a strict diet, then people would probably be less likely to follow suit because they would know that the endorsement is a total lie.
The diet industry is such a joke. Jennifer Hudson is now “eating Jenny Craig”, but Jenny Craig is probably paying for a personal chef to cook all of her meals and have her trained twice a day, not to mention giving her a boat load of cash to say that she used them. People don’t realize that we have a billion dollar diet industry working against our self esteem. There is always a new product out selling us happiness if we “finally” shed those pounds. I don’t believe in that. I will never endorse a diet company. I have turned down offers before and I will continue to do so. If you want to change your body, then eat whole foods and get more cardio. However, I think that it is important for people to learn to love their bodies, regardless of shape or weight before they make the decision to change it. I don’t think that people are mentally prepared to lose weight until they first accept their body the way that it is instead of comparing it to the models and celebrities who miraculously have no cellulite, wrinkles, or imperfections thanks to air brushing. I wish that America would outlaw airbrushing. It would make models an elite group again, instead of an industry babbling with sex tape scandal, turned famous “spokesmodels” that would never get signed on looks alone. I’m over it. If a model can’t take a good photo without being airbrushed then they shouldn’t be a model. Then, people would see that models are real women with flaws and I think that everyone’s self-confidence would benefit.
Not to get completely off topic but I flew to Toronto today and there was an article in my AmericanWay magazine about a singer from Jacksonville, Florida (my home town). His name is John “JJ” Grey and I’ve never heard of him, but I’m always proud of my fellow Jacksonvillians and I’m definitely going to get my hands on some of his music. My next thought on the matter was, “Why am I not in AmericanWay” magazine? I practically live on an airplane and I always read the plane magazines (SkyMall excluded) and see all of these celebrities, models, up and coming artists and I have no idea how they booked that gig. LOL I don’t imagine it would pay much, but I think that it would be so fun!
Alright, I’m off to bed. I just had an amazing dinner at “The Spoke” (scallop ceviche with pink grapefruit and coconut crusted catfish!) and even though the Hilton accidentally gave away my suite, I’m too tired to care. I have such a busy day tomorrow! I’ll be doing a Canadian talk show in the morning and hair and make up gets to my hotel at 6 am! After the talk show, I have a photo shoot all day and a bunch of other interviews. I’m going to need some super fresh coffee...a lot of it. XoxoX :-)