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Rihanna Speaks Out Against "Size Zero Obsession" of the Fashion Industry in the Daily Mail

A Healthy Bite: Rihanna

"You shouldn’t be pressured into trying to be thin by the fashion industry, because they only want models that are like human mannequins. They know that if we see an outfit on a mannequin in a shop window we will love it and want to buy it whatever size we are. That’s why they have size zero models — they want to sell clothes. But you have to remember that it’s not practical or possible for an everyday woman to look like that. Being size zero is a career in itself so we shouldn’t try and be like them. It’s not realistic and it’s not healthy."

— Rihanna talks to the the UK publication Daily Mail about the fashion industry's "size zero obsession." The singer, 22, also said that she doesn't diet unless she gets "out of control." So far, so good — the 5'8" star weighs a healthy 133 pounds.

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jessfish25 jessfish25 7 years
I love that quote too katyharper! ...."Being a size zero is a career in itself." I wish more people (including myself) could realize that on a daily basis :\
katyharper katyharper 7 years
"Being a size zero is a career in itself." Amen.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
She's definitely got a valid point. They make size 0 clothes and all of a sudden, everyone wants to fit them, even though it's unrealistic for very few people. I'm only a size 0-2 because I'm so short; if I were any taller, I most definitely would not be able to fit into them.
kcmosinki kcmosinki 7 years
wow, that was really well said. i respect her view on healthy body image. i know that i don't want to look back on my 20s and realize that i spent these years obsessing over a number instead of taking care of myself. (eating well, exercising, sleeping enough etc)
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 7 years
A very smart quote. If only more girls (and guys also) were aware of the implications of obsessing to be a size nadda; it is far, far, from healthy.
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