Christina Hendricks Is Not a Role Model

07.01.10 8 years ago 33 Comments

I love the sass and old-school curvaceousness that Christina Hendricks brings to the role of Joan on “Mad Men,” but I can’t recommend her dieting tips to other women. In the cover story of the most recent issue of Health Magazine, Hendricks talks about how she gained 15 pounds and didn’t try to lose it.

I guess my mom raised me right. She was very celebratory of her body. I never heard her once say, ‘I feel fat.’ Back when I was modeling, the first time I went to Italy I was having cappuccinos every day, and I gained 15 pounds. And I felt gorgeous! I would take my clothes off in front of the mirror and be like, Oh, I look like a woman. And I felt beautiful, and I never tried to lose it, ’cause I loved it. [via DoubleX]

In all fairness, most female models are probably about 15 pounds underweight, so those 15 pounds probably DID make Hendricks look better. But most women aren’t models, so I don’t want you ladies to go out and gain 15 pounds just because Christina Hendricks said it was cool. You look perfect the way you are now.

Well, almost perfect. I mean, a couple more squats at the gym never hurt anyone. And you’re not really going to eat that dessert by yourself, are you? Oh. No no, go ahead. It’s just funny that you found the tiny quote about gaining 15 pounds when the cover of the magazine tells you how to lose six pounds. Oh yeah?!? Is that right? Well maybe we SHOULD take a break!

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