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Katherine Heigl in Glamour

I think we are all in agreement that, aside from the disgusting smoking habit, Katherine Heigl seems to have it together.

The folks over at Glamour got the scoop on her weight loss, her own body image and Hollywood's pressures to be thin:

GLAMOUR: Was it hard to lose weight for a role?
KH: It was awful! I remember once reading an article about Jessica Alba—who is the most beautiful, most in-shape person alive—and how committed she was to her regimen. And I thought, There’s no way in hell that will ever be me. I can’t eat only fish and vegetables or work out seven days a week. Then suddenly I was that person and I was shocked. But I could never maintain it. I like food too much!

GLAMOUR: You seem to have a very healthy attitude toward your body. Do you own a scale?
KH: No, because it can make you kind of crazy. I used to weigh myself every day at a certain time of day. Then I would write down the number and measure my body fat. It wasn’t a healthy way to live. Now I can tell if I’ve gained or lost weight just by the way my clothes are fitting. But it’s tempting to buy a scale, because I’d love to know what I weigh. Whatever—I’ll just lie and say 120. [Laughs.]

GLAMOUR: How do you ignore all the messages in Hollywood to stay rail-thin?
KH: When I see some of the people who are glorified in magazines these days—who are so thin it’s bordering on sickness—I just feel exhausted. I would hate to think that young girls in high schools across America think that’s what they’re supposed to look like.

GLAMOUR: Who do you think has a healthy-looking body?
KH: Jennifer Aniston and Halle Berry are both in amazing shape. They look phenomenal but they don’t look sick. Then there’s Kate Winslet: She’s confident, beautiful, talented and sexy and she owns it. Early in my career, I read an interview she gave about how the industry wanted her to lose weight; she basically gave them the finger and said no. I remember thinking, I can do that too. I don’t have to look like one of these genetically superior people in order to work.

There's a lot more to her story so check out the full interview on


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Basma Basma 10 years
i'll buy it :)
krisua krisua 10 years
She makes it seem ridiculous, to stay fir.
Calimie Calimie 10 years
I've read very few interviews of her but the ones I've read were very good. She's a good actress and an intelligent woman. I think she has a good future ahead.
skiacresluv skiacresluv 10 years
When I first saw this in the store, I thought it was Bridget from The Girls Next Door! The cover looks so weird, but I do really like her.
kerneschick2005 kerneschick2005 10 years
Good for her!
Camarogirl67 Camarogirl67 10 years
Yeah but then she lost weight for a movie. Ugh. Stupid.
Pink_Lipstick Pink_Lipstick 10 years
I just bought Glamour a few days ago just because she's on the cover. I totally adore her and I think she has an awesome attitude about body image.
zizibe zizibe 10 years
good for her!! i loved her in Knocked Up!
Lexie_Kesh Lexie_Kesh 10 years
Wonder how she lost all the weight when she was on Roswell? She was pretty chunky on that show first season. She's so overrated beauty and acting wise. actress
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 10 years
Go Katherine! :)
rainonme224 rainonme224 10 years
i love her and think she's so beautiful. she seems so down to earth.
JessBear JessBear 10 years
I love Glamour. My fave section is the "It's Okay To..." There's always at least one thing where I'm like "Someone ELSE does that, too?!?!"
grl-in-the-world grl-in-the-world 10 years
Thanks for linking to the full article :) I think she's great!! Hope she makes the decision to ditch the smoking habit soon, especially since she mentions wanting children.
Mimisugar Mimisugar 10 years
She looks so healthy! Cute!!
pinkflats pinkflats 10 years
i just got the magazine yesterday and as an avid Glamour magazine I was very disappointed of the cover, didn't like it also Daisie.
Daisie Daisie 10 years
She's so pretty but I don't like that cover shot at all!
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
did anyone else think it was classy of her not to show her boobs during the sex scenes in Knocked Up? She could have chosen too, but in all th scenes, she keeps atleast her bra on, which, was a disappointment to my dad and boyfriend, but made me want to respect her more.
JennaV JennaV 10 years
She's awesome! But when did she ever have to lose weight for a role :?
jenintx jenintx 10 years
she just went up a few notches in my book...and she ranked pretty high already. i adore her, and she seems to have a great outlook on life. now if only the grey's writers would stop making izzie so whiny and dependent!!
melda melda 10 years
I love her
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
I would have barfed if it was Ellen in the bra. Gross. How unattractive.
Melissa-Rae Melissa-Rae 10 years
She is so wonderful. She's definitely at the top of my favorites list. I've loved her since her Isabelle Evans days on Roswell. Though I have to say it looks like they really airbrushed her on the cover. It doesn't even look like her face. I also love that on a Grey's episode early on Katherine, the curvy girl, was the one in her bra, not the super skinny Ellen pompeo. Ellen fits way more into the ideal hollywood figure than Katherine and kudos to Katherine for having the nerve to do it. (Same goes for Sara Ramirez!)
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Good for her! Id love her more if she stopped smoking, but shes pretty great anyways. I wonder what role she was losing weight for?
esk4 esk4 10 years
love her
SU3 SU3 10 years
Ha! I just read that article this morning. She looks great!
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