Amanda Bynes’ 25 things: her goal is to weigh 100 pounds, at 5’8″

I was doing the links that are at the bottom of every post (check ‘em out, we update them daily! They start with Mariah Carey today) and I found this funny/sad post by our friends over at Buzzfeed with the wackiest quotes from Amanda Bynes’ “25 Things”. When I first saw that story, I thought it was a parody because I just read the new US Weekly this morning and their “25 Things” is from the awesome Drew Carey. I guess Amanda Bynes gave them a “25 Things” and it was fit for the Internet but not their print edition. You’ll see why when you read it, it’s just sad. She gives brief, superficial anecdotes including the fact that she’s lost four pounds and wants to get down to 100 pounds – at 5’8″ tall.

1. My first concert was the Spice Girls. I always wanted to be Posh.
2. I’ve always loved drawing and my dream is to start a fashion line.
3. I went on Accutane and it really helped my skin clear up.
4. My favorite store is American Apparel.
5. Rag and Bone makes the best jeans.
6. I’m addicted to online shopping.
7. My nickname is Chick.
8. I know how to play the piano and the violin.
9. My grandma and grandpa are from Toronto.
10. My favorite perfume is Stella by Stella McCartney.
11. I gain weight quickly so I need to work out constantly.
12. I would love to start recording an album.
13. I started acting when I was 7. My first commercial was Nestle Buncha Crunch.
14. My favorite dark lipstick is Diva by Mac.
15. I moved to New York City and I love it! I lost 4 lbs. since I moved. I’m 121 lbs — my goal is 100 lbs.
16. I survived Hurricane Sandy.
17. I bought a Rolex. It’s my most prized possession.
18. Diet Coke is my favorite soda.
19. I’m Polish, Irish and Lithuanian on my dad’s side; Romanian, Polish and Russian on my mom’s side.
20. Macaroons are my favorite cookie.
21. Alexander Wang makes the best T-shirts.
22. Paper Boy and Ms. Pac Man are my favorite childhood video games.
23. I always fall asleep during massages. I love them.
24. I love eggplant Parmesan.
25. I love going to the Bahamas.

[From US Weekly]

121 pounds at 5’8″ tall is underweight, according to BMI measurements. At 5’8″ tall, a weight of 100 would be classified as “severely underweight.” I don’t know why I’m taking this poor girl seriously, all recent stories about her, and her instagram feed, indicate that she’s not well mentally.

But some of those aren’t bad. It comes across as a failed attempt to make Amanda seem sane. The latest stories about her involve her getting evicted from her New York City apartment after leaving the door open at all hours and replacing all the lightbulbs with red ones. She also smoked pot a lot, which we’ve already heard about her. Amanda is now reportedly living in a hotel.

I want to know about how she “survived” Hurricane Sandy. Did she just wait it out in her apartment or did she go somewhere else? I’m sure there’s an interesting story there, but I don’t know if she’s capable of telling it.

Event photos are from June, 2011. Candids are from 11-28-12. Credit: and

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  1. thischica says:

    I’m more concerned about the stories her neighbors of her walking around talking and laughing to herself.

  2. Green_Eyes says:

    Agree w/ both thischica & Celebitchy concerning about the laughing & tlking to herself & the weight loss. Look at how she once dressed so cute & more on trend. I know we all change up our styles w/ moods..but saying she survived hurricane Sandy & having photos that make her look like a long lost Dirty haired Olson twin (back when they dressed like bag ladies) is a a far stretch from the very clean & groomed Amanda before she started spiraling. Just saying. I feel bad, I think there is mental issues there and they may be fueled quicker by the pot. Someone in her camp needs to step up and be a responsible adult…sad how they seem to be cash cows for their ‘camp of peeps’.

  3. duncecap says:

    I read once that binging and purging can have a negative effect on people already prone to mental disorder- revealing or even worsening a pre-existing condition and that might be what’s going on in Byne’s case. Any doctors in the house?

    • Lucrezia says:

      I have a psych degree, not an MD, and this isn’t my area of expertise, but I’ll take a stab at the question:

      Yes. Maybe. It’s complicated.

      Yes because malnutrition from an eating disorder (ED) can fark up your brain chemistry and directly cause symptoms of another disorder.

      Maybe because an ED causing depression is far more common … an ED causing psychotic/bizarre behaviour is possible, but really rare.

      It’s complicated because it’s impossible to tell whether her bizarre behaviour is from a mental illness (bi-polar or schizophrenia) or from drug-abuse. Also, it can work the other way around: another disorder can lead to an ED (person feels out of control, tries to sooth/self-medicate by controlling SOMETHING, and latches onto food as something they can control.) And finally, you can simply luck out and suffer two mental illnesses without one necessarily having caused the other.

      There’s just not enough info to give her an armchair diagnosis.

  4. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    I don’t think she’s mentally ill, I think she’s cracked out and I have no sympathy for cracked out.

  5. KellyinSeattle says:

    #26 Amanda, we don’t really care.

  6. apsutter says:

    She doesn’t need to lose any weight, at all! I’m an hourglass and 5’3″ amd if I get below 115 I start to look kind of sickly. My face gets way too thin and I feel bony and I hate that. I love having a body that’s a little softer and my womanly curves. If she went down to 100 she’d look emaciated.

    That’s cool that she plays instruments but the rest of the info shows how vapid she is.

  7. s says:

    OMG, it’s like there’s nothing going on upstairs. It’s all shopping and …. shopping.

  8. La Calabaza says:

    I’m 5’4 and I weight 100 pounds and I look skeletal (I have a medical condition). I don’t even want to imagine how would I look if I were 5’8: A WALKING DEAD! This is not fat/skinny shaming. This is reality.

  9. Skipper says:

    Talking about the best jeans and t shirts is not about her. Those are about the people that make the products. This makes her look dumb.

  10. NerdMomma says:

    This whole list looks like she’s fishing for a job. I want to design clothes. I want to record an album. Followed by plugging various brands, like she’s putting the feelers out. Then reminding us that her first job was in a commercial.

  11. Kim says:

    She is no where near 5’8″. More like 5’4″.

  12. zeldafitzgerald says:

    what the hell is eggplant Parmesan?

  13. giselle says:

    someone at buzzfeed commented that accutane could be the reason why she’s been acting nutty. just a thought.

    • Brittney says:

      I don’t buy it for a second. I know what mental illness looks like, and this is it. I was also on Accutane for several years, and I have never understood why that correlation exists… just like the suicide thing. Gee, a lot of teenagers with acne are depressed? Must be the… acne medicine? I don’t think so. If anything, it IMPROVED my mental state because it gave me one less thing to be anxious and self-conscious about.

      • Lucrezia says:

        The correlation makes perfect sense once you know what accutane actually does. It works by killing off sebaceous gland cells (those are the ones that produce oil … less oil cells = less acne). However it can also damage cells in a couple of key brain areas – ones that regulate mood, sleep and arousal. Damage those and you screw up your brain chemisty leading to symptoms of depression, anxiety or (very rarely) psychosis.

      • Caity says:

        I was on accutane for 5 months when I was 16 and it was horrible, I got all the side effects, my skin, tear ducts and saliva glands dried out, I was drinking 10 litres of water a day or more, had spontaneous nosebleeds, and then I starting passing out in school, falling asleep in classes.
        I was definitely depressed and everyone noticed, I was a zombie, kept walking into walls cos my vision was affected.
        My skin cleared up, but I paid the price. I stopped treatment early btw, as all the side effects accumulated.

      • Amanda says:

        Accutane drove me insane, along with several other people I know. Just because it didn’t happen to you, you can speak for everyone else? Ridiculous.

    • KK says:

      Totally possible.

      I went on it when I was 14 and immediately stopped eating. I am her height and I went from 120 to 103 at my lowest and felt like I was going to black out all the time. My hair fell out in clumps and I became severely depressed. The depression has never fully lifted, but to be fair my mom’s side are all mentally ill so I was prone to it to begin with. I can say for sure though that Accutane changed my day-to-day mindframe and once I quit it I felt somewhat happier and immediately began to eat again (I ran out of pills on a vacation and never refilled).

  14. Everwood says:

    She was scary skinny about 9 years ago. She appeared on TRL in jeans & a yellow shirt and looked anorexic.

  15. cruiz2 says:

    She’s just stupid anyways!

  16. debisis says:

    what a loser. and she’s cute too. such a shame.