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Mandy's Not So Into Looking Like Nicole

Mandy's Not So Into Looking Like Nicole

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!


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siouxsie siouxsie 10 years
god please bring back the women with CURVES...the marilyn monroes ...most men..most..not something to grab onto that WON't take out an eye... Sheesh
Wicked Wicked 10 years
I like that her eyes and lipstick match the colors of the cover.
JustMe21 JustMe21 10 years
Aw she looks great!
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 10 years
Mandy is a beautiful girl and she has a very healthy attitude. She's very smart.
SingaporeSling SingaporeSling 10 years
I think she tries to be honest and down to Earth. I love that in a person.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
I like that we're seeing more of her. But, I will say, I do think it's tacky to call out Nicole Richie like that. She didn't need to say her name.
DulceSkye DulceSkye 10 years
My son is only 6, but THIS is the type of girl I want him to bring home! LOL She is so sweet, intelligent, and honest. Not to mention very pretty. She really is a breath of fresh air! I always look forward to reading what she says in interviews, because she is always so articulate and genuine. The critics are trashing her movie with Diane Keaton, though.:(
brown-sugar brown-sugar 10 years
Thank God for women like Mandy Moore, Kate Winslet, and Tyra Banks who aren't afraid to go against the Hollywood norm for body weight/size. If Spain can institute size/weight/BMI requirements for their runway models, maybe the Hollywood standard will eventually change.
buggyslice buggyslice 10 years
I love her! She seems so down to earth and real.
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
i didnt think much of her until now. she looks good, and sounds mature and well brought out. me likes! love her look now. :)
Luxifer Luxifer 10 years
i want her haircut. i'd probably end up looking like a dork, but it's so girlie and cute!
DCStar DCStar 10 years
I love the styling of those photos. It's like paul&joe makeup...or shabby chic...just fabulous and flowery and feminine. Adorable.
notoriousrem_22 notoriousrem_22 10 years
she is naturally beautiful and i commend her for not giving into the "hollyweird" standards...good for her maybe she will have longevity unlike the rest of the young jet setting wanna be's... "stay far from timid, only make moves when your hearts in it and live the phrase sky's the limit."
ashleycakes ashleycakes 10 years
"She may not have any interest in looking like Nicole but they obviously have the same taste in men!" I agree Pop, and their taste is terrible!!! _________________________ Cheese It!!
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 10 years
I love her... i want her body
Fantasia1 Fantasia1 10 years
lol deba :P
JennaV JennaV 10 years
melissa....she probably did...I bet this interview is at least 2-3 months old, if not more. Mandy could roll out of bed and look absolutely gorgeous and good for her for setting a positive example. The pin thins have NOTHING on her. LOVE HER!
teddybear teddybear 10 years
"I think, maybe for the general public it's not quite as scary that blood thirsty satanist were out murdering children as it is too believe that parents are actually murdering thier own children." ~Damien Echols~ She looks so pretty and fun.
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
Love her! ;)
melissabritt melissabritt 10 years
MBM I wonder if she made the "I'm not Nicole Richie" comment before she started dating DJ AM?? I love the dress she is wearing in these pics. I have to buy Seventeen & find out where it's from!! Anyone know?
cari907 cari907 10 years
i luv her see y cant all young hollywood be like her
Deba Deba 10 years
oh! snap Nicole...
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 10 years
I love her philosophies on body types. Why can't other people in Hollywood realize how much negative exposure they are getting for looking so unhealthy and against their natural beauty?
freddysgurl freddysgurl 10 years
she is sooo pretty, i think she is a great role model for young kids and for myself lol
grl-in-the-world grl-in-the-world 10 years
Mandy's as adorable as ever in these pics. I can't wait to see her new movie, Lauren Graham from Gilmore Girls is in it too.
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