By KATE LEAVER
The two most commonly used adjectives to describe Jennifer Aniston are ‘svelte’ and ‘lonely’.
It’s obvious that she’s smart, funny, talented and beautiful. But every magazine editor in the world insists on defining this woman by her toned body and her relationship woes.
She is just svelte and lonely.
For a long time, I thought Jen Aniston had lost control of her own image. That she had no way to police the way we speak about her – as though she’s just a body with a string of failed relationships.
Then she did this.
She revealed her “ideal weight” in an interview with Yahoo Beauty. The already tiny actress confessed that she’d “ideally” be several pounds lighter than she currently is, but that it’s harder to lose weight now she’s in her 40s.
She also confesses that she ate a bagel before her interview. It was a real hard-hitter.
But here’s the thing. Jennifer Aniston is already technically underweight. Pop her dimensions into a BMI (Body Mass Index) calculator and she’s below the healthy weight range. In this interview, she says she wants to go further away from that healthy range.
Mamamia has decided not to publish Jen’s current weight, nor will we convert her “ideal weight” into kilograms for you. It’s not something responsible media outlets do — eating disorders experts beg us not to publish details like that, especially when it’s one of the most enviably beautiful women on the planet talking about wanting to be thinner. It’s just not on. It’s dangerous information for vulnerable women and it promotes the idea that a woman’s worth can be measured on a set of bathroom scales.