I'm a rag mag reader. Yep, I am. I picked up one today that caught my attention because it had Kelly Clarkson and Khloe Kardashian on the front, and supposedly their weight loss secrets were on the inside.
I was curious. Don't judge me.
I read that Khloe Kardashian is claiming to be a size 6. Okay, that number seems to be very popular with celebrities when they lose weight. They all end up at a size 6, don't they? Seems to ring bells all over the place, doesn't it? That got me thinking...
What is a size 6 nowadays? According to Buzzle.com, a standard size 6, depending on height of woman, contains a bust size of anywhere from 28.5"-35", a waist size of 22.5"-27" and a hip size of 31.5"-37". A lot of leeway off of a difference of a few inches in height. From my personal experience with clothing sizes, I'd say Buzzle.com is spot on.
So then how in the hell do celebrities get away with all saying they are a size 6? They all can't be a damn size 6, can they?
Let's play a little pictorial game of Truth or Fail. Below are what various celebrities say is a size 6, and I'll give you my opinion as to whether it's a true size 6 or they are having their clothes specially labeled to say size 6. Man, this is going to be FUN!Image and stats courtesy of Skinny Vs. Curvy
This isn't the rag mag I bought today, but this is when Khloe Kardashian first came out and said she was now a size 6. She still has an ass on her. I'm not sure many size 6 jeans accommodate for a larger ass. Taking into account this picture has probably been photoshopped to make her look smaller, I'm inclined to say Fail on this one. But, because she's on the smaller size, I'll give her a TRUTH.Image and Stats courtesy of BlackTopTens.com
Jennifer Hudson states that due to Weight Watchers, she went from a size 16 to a size 6. Her before pictures seems to be a tad larger than a 16, in my opinion. And, she bares more curves that the other celebs who claim to be a size 6 as well. My verdict? I'd say she's more of an 8 or 10 because of those hips, so she's slightly on the side of FAIL.
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Ricki Lake got in trouble a few years ago for stating she was a size 6. All women threw the BS flag on that one. But now, thanks to Dancing With The Stars, Ricki says she's "... definitely a size 6 now." Someone please tell me how the woman above is a size 6? Her waist is thicker than mine, and we all know I just gave away all of my size 6 jeans and got bigger ones (not an 8, either, try bigger). EPIC FAIL
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Move over, The Biggest Loser, because apparently Dancing With the Stars is a bigger weight loss program than what y'all are offering. Melissa Gilbert here says she went from a size 6 to a size 2. I'm not entirely sure if this picture is a before or after shot, but either way, it's not working out. DOUBLE FAIL.
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I have always thrown the BS flag when it comes to Mariah Carey's size claims. This one though, back in 2011, seems legitimate to me. She's slender, curves not too curvaceous. I'd have to say, based on the picture above, she gets a TRUTH.
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We all remember when Jessica Simpson came out in those horrible Mom Jeans from the 80s a few years back? Good gracious, we curvier women everywhere cheered because a petite, gorgeous celebrity had joined our ranks. But, then Jessica opened her mouth and claimed that these jeans were a size 4. WTF? Get the hell out of town. Seriously. Or tell all of us where you bought these magical size 4 jeans. EPIC SHEESH FAIL
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Sherri Shepherd from The View claims that she went from a size 16 to a size 6 by healthy eating and a personal trainer. If this woman is a size 6, then I'm a size 0. Seriously? HOLY CRAP, REALLY? FAIL
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When it comes to celebs like Khloe Kardashian and Mariah Carey (the above pic only), then I'd believe when they say they are a size 6. It appears that their measurements fall into the standard size 6 measurements posted in the beginning of this article.
But Jessica Simpson, Ricki Lake, Sherri Shepherd, Melissa Gilbert, Jennifer Hudson and Kim Kardashian are getting their clothes specially made with size 6 labels to make themselves feel better, I know it. Why do that? Why lie? Why not just come out and say, 'Hell no, I'm not a size 6, I'm a size 12 and I'm beautiful?' They help give into this lie that we regular, non-famous women are fed, that seeps into our subconscious minds and has us going, 'But I need to be a size 6, too, just like all of the celebrities' when in fact they aren't even a size 6. Good gracious, it's ridiculous.
All of these women above look amazing. Whether they are a true size 6 or not doesn't change the fact that many of them lost large amounts of weight, and found a weight to stick to that made them feel beautiful. So why lie and say it's a 6? To be one of the 'cool kids'? I'll let you in on a secret... the 'cool kids' haven't eaten a donut or a piece of cake in 5 years. If you come over here to the land of 'everyday women', we have coffee with cream and sugar, cheesy poofs, and pizza. And we know that you are really a size 14, and we don't give a flying crap.
So, what have celebs taught me about being a size 6? That only 1/4 of women who say they are a size 6, are really a size 6. That means that 3/4 of them aren't a size 6, which by logical reasoning means that being a size 6 isn't normal, as 'normal' is defined as the usual or average of something. 3/4 is above the average. Math doesn't lie.
There you go ladies, believe it or not celebrities have taught me that being a size 6 is not normal, and that 3/4 of women that say they are a size 6 are lying. So why should we strive for this anymore, if celebrities are lying about it? What makes a size 6 so amazing?
I will end by saying that just a few months ago, I was a size 6. Do I miss it? In honesty, sometimes, yes I do. But then I just turn around in the mirror and see the booty that came with the added sizes, and the nice curve from my waist to my hips, and I forget about the size in my jeans, or what it used to be. I'm happy in my skin, size 6 or not. I think 3/4 of the celebrities above should read a page from my book on self image.
~ Tatted Mom
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