Leave it to a teen-focused entertainment series like 90210 to continue the relentless promotion of a distorted, 100-pound image of beauty to its vulnerably impressionable youth audience.
And although this not the first instance of stars being called out for their weightlessness, chain-smoking, and inability to eat a proper meal, given how recently these 90210-newbies have been blitzed with the bright lights of temporary television fame, one would hope that their delusions of minor celebrity wouldn’t so quickly affect their physical frames.
You’re an up-and-coming actress who’s finally gotten your big break on a much-hyped new TV show. What are you gonna do now? If you’re Jessica Stroup and Shenae Grimes of the CW’s “90210,” you’re apparently going to cut out unnecessary (read: most) foodstuffs.
At least that’s the word from Us Weekly, which, in its “Too Thin for TV” cover story, claims the starlets have become so alarmingly twiggy that producers and their fellow cast mates are about to intercede.
“They want the girls to gain weight,” a show insider tells the mag. “They are really worried about them, especially Jessica. They are trying too hard to be skinny, and it’s started to wear on them. It’s just not healthy.”
Both actresses previously sported more robust frames, but the mag now estimates that Stroup, at 5-foot-8, tips the scales at only around 100 to 105 pounds, while Grimes, at 5-foot-3, is eyeballed at approximately 90 pounds. Wardrobe sizes are said to range from double-zero to two.
“I’ve never seen Jessica or Shenae eat,” tattles a second source, with still another blabbing, “The two of them smoke like chimneys.”
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