Mandy is not your average young starlet in any shape or form. She's not a regular at Hyde, she managed to get through her teens without a stint in rehab, and she's not a size 2. This is one of the many reasons Mandy has been one of our favorites. Mandy gets real in Seventeen Magazine when she discusses the pressure to be thin in Hollywood. We think it's funny that she chose to pick Nicole as the example of the starlet to compare herself too, especially since the interview probably took place well before she started dating her ex-fiancé. Here are some highlights from Mandy in Seventeen magazine:
- On the Hollywood body type:
In this industry it's my job to look a certain way or whatnot-and it's weird for me too. But I'm much happier to represent this type of person. I'm not Nicole Richie. I'm not like a toothpick, and I never will be. I'm just a regular-looking person-and that's okay. It's taken a while to come to grips with that since it's definitely not the norm in my business. But like, who cares? If anything, that makes someone more special- or at least that's what I tell myself.
- On people telling her to lose weight
I've had people tell me that before. And I have to say, there is nothing more mortifying than someone being like, "Maybe you could lose a couple pounds." Oh my God, it's the most hurtful thing.
- How she deals with the pressure:
I think [doing] everything in moderation-that's the key for me in life. I want to be healthy, but in an industry where you can't wear a sample size because it's like a 0 or a 2, it makes you feel bad about yourself. To go to a photo shoot, it's like, Ugh, God, can't you just at least get a regular size, like a 6 or 8 or something?
Mandy may have been pretty MIA in 2006 but she is all over in 2007. She just screened Dedication at Sundance and Because I Said So, her film with Diane Keaton came in second at the box office this weekend.
She may not have any interest in looking like Nicole but they obviously have the same taste in men!