This is just more of the same schizophrenic messaging from Jennifer Love Hewitt, but for some reason, she’s really pissing me off this morning. Love gave an interview to People Magazine, all about dieting and body image and how bad she felt when People Magazine put a photo of Love’s bigger, bikini-clad booty on their cover with the headline “Don’t Call Me FAT!” Love would have had a really good point about unrealistic body images and loving yourself the way you are, except for one little thing: Love insisting that she’s a size 2, and the fact that in every interview she makes it clear how much she dislikes her figure by incessantly talking about her diet and exercise habits, and how she dates dudes who call her “Pear Ass” and tell her to go on a diet. This interview in People is just more of the same:
In a world that’s overly focused on body image, Jennifer Love Hewitt is urging young women not to obsess about weight – because it’s simply not worth it.
“When I meet young girls, I’m always like, ‘Just do me one favor,’ ” she tells PEOPLE in its new issue. “Love what you look like right now – and remember I said it 10 years from now because it’s the greatest gift I can give.”
Having already witnessed first-hand how tough it can be to love your own figure – the 31-year-old spoke out against critics in December 2007 when unflattering photos of her on the beach surfaced – Hewitt says she first focused on getting a mind makeover.
“I just really worked on my mental part for a couple of weeks, got myself in a really good mindset,” she says, adding that she was “bummed out” and “had to get over the embarrassment of the photos.
Then, the Ghost Whisperer star decided to give up her beloved donuts and make time to squeeze in workouts during her busy schedule – to get healthier, but not slim down drastically.
“I think I’m a work in progress,” she admits. “[But] I feel it’s so much better than [it was] a year-and-a-half ago, and I feel like in another eight months, it’s going to be so much better than it is today.”
Even with her new-found confidence, the 5-foot-2-inch Hewitt, whose Lifetime movie The Client List airs July 19, still fesses up to dreaming about having a certain body type.
“I’d want to have Gisele Bundchen’s body. Even though she’s tall and skinny, she does have curves … and I think that’s hot,” says Hewitt. “Halle Berry also is kind of amazing.”
She exhausts me. My advice to young girls and women? Whatever you do, don’t listen to Jennifer Love Hewitt. Or just listen to the part about loving yourself and not the other stuff where she’s telegraphing how much she actually hates herself. Here’s another question – why a random People interview? Her show got cancelled, she’s not promoting anything. Oh, I get it. She’s hustling the Pear Ass for a job. She needs some work after The Ghost Whisperer was cancelled. That’s also why there are so many “candid” paparazzi photos of her lately. She’s also trying to lobby for the role of Wonder Woman… seriously. Sigh… good luck, Love.
That’s what bothered me – she was all indignant and protested the way the media picks on womens weight, and tried to promote healthiness, good body image, etc. It was good, especially with so many unhealthily skinny actresses out there. But it only lasted about 5 minutes, and then she was on some magazine cover, all about how she lost weight and is a size 2.
I don’t know if she’s just too dippy to realize what a mixed message she sends, or if she just says what she thinks people want to hear.
I believe that she is (now) a size 2, although she certainly wasn’t when that bikini pic was taken. She is only 5’2″, and always seems really tiny in anything I’ve seen her in.
My grandmother watches Ghost Whisperer so I am occasionally forced to watch it too…if I have to hear the term “go to the light” one more time…oh wait…I don’t! It’s cancelled! Seriously though, that was one of the most ridiculous shows ever.
I think Jennifer Love Hewitt would be an AWESOME Super Woman!! PERFECT role for her…not too hard, funny, pretty…she got it down!!
her conflicting messages and broadcasting her insecurities aren’t helping young girls at all. plus she seems unhinged – all the dressing up like audrey hepburn stuff scared me. In this picture from the same day she looks like she’s still kinda big, not that there is anything wrong with that, but why is she running around always proclaiming she’s a size 2 like it’s not ok to admit you are bigger than a size 2? http://www.wwtdd.com/2010/06/what-in-the-hell-is-this-3/spl187416_016-3/
I wish she’d stop bitching about her body. She’s always looked fine to me, big ass or not. She’s a midgety thing, no matter what size her hips are, she’s always going to photograph bigger than she is and she’s got a miniscule waist, which is going to make it worse.
Love yourself or hate yourself, but if you’re going to live in LA and be an actress, starve yourself into oblivion or get into therapy about it, but shut the hell up. It’s not like you don’t know going in that your weight is going to be scrutized to the last pound.
Yeah, rah rah, women of all sizes unite and love each other. Except she doesn’t believe it (and you’re right, she’s just stumping for another job – and maybe another boyfriend).
right on, Maria
She probably wears a size 2 top and a bigger size skirt/pants etc. In any case, brain is size 0.
@machiavelli, I’m the same: size 4 up top, but as for pant size…watch out!
Hey as long as her va-jay jay is bedazzled who cares what the rest of her looks like. Its all about the flashy lady bits!
Actually, her new Lifetime movie is set to premier soon (this weekend, possibly) so maybe that is what she is supposed to be promoting?
Go to the light…Jennifer…go to the light.
God, I hate that show.
Why does she go on and on about that body of hers? I am 5’11, and 140lbs, nd i wil kill for a figure like hers. I wish she will just STFU!!
Giselle has curves?????? Since when?
@padiddle: “Unhinged” – perfect.
@snowball- “if your going to live in LA”- indeed. Nail, meet head.
Another one with the new flat bangs. Not a good look.
i think JLH is probably a nice girl but something about her just screams “therapy!”
The thought of JLH as Wonder Woman is ridiculous! WW is an amazon! 5’2″ isn’t amazonian anywhere except in Lilliput. She just figures with she can get the job with a bunch of cleavage. Get over yourself honey.
She is delusional. She is not a size 2 but what’s wrong with that? She still looks great. I hate that she lies about her size. Young girls shouldn’t don’t look to that for advice or self-respect.
she is a size 4-6 on top and 6-8 on the bottom. word. there is no part of her that is a size 2.
Eh, she looks size 2 to me. Remember she is only 5’2.
I think her figure is very attractive, buy Hollywood doesn’y like spoon/pear shapes. So, I understand. She does come off as insecure, though. I would to if I pretty much peaked in my early 20s :/
OOooh…I didn’t know that they cancelled her show. I personally really liked Ghost Whisperer. Yeah, I said it. I’m into New Age/Paranormal stuff; it was right up my alley.
In the last pic she totally reminds me of Vera Farmiga. I think both of them are incredibly pretty.
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