Most women aren’t keen to step on a scale, as there’s a perception that there’s a “perfect weight,” and if you’re not that size, you’re somehow less desirable. For female celebrities, the scrutiny and criticism can be very intense if they gain too much weight or are seen in a photo taken from an unflattering angle. But while few women will admit their actual weight, the following celebrities have done just that.
Nicki Minaj: 140 pounds. The rapper has curves and reportedly lost some weight before doing American Idol. The 5’4” star told Allure magazine last year, “I’m naturally petite, but I definitely struggle with keeping those extra pounds off. And I hate working out. I can’t stand being on a treadmill. That mentally irks me. When I need to lose a few, I just cut out sugar and starch.”
Beyonce: 130 pounds. According to most estimates, Mrs. Carter, tall at 5’7”, generally tips the scales around 130. After Beyonce had daughter Blue Ivy Carter in Jan. 2012, she said she wanted to slim down and reach a target weight of 128 pounds. At a May 2012 concert in Atlantic city, she said she’d dropped 60 pounds of baby weight. But sources now say Beyonce is pregnant with her second child with Jay-Z, so dieting should be a thing of the past!
Kourteney Kardashian: 95 pounds. On a Kourtney & Kim Take Miami episode, Kourteney, who is only five feet tall, revealed her weight at 115, while her pre- baby weight, before having kids Mason and Penelope, was 95. Her baby daddy Scott Disick came across as a weight bully by telling her, “I feel like 93 is the dream.”
Christina Aguilera: 128 pounds. The 5’2” singer’s recent 20-pound weight loss showed when she wore a bandage skirt during her The Voice finale performance. According to US Weekly, “A lot of people were on her about her weight and it depressed her. She went through a bad time because of the criticism.” The source said Christina signed up for the Fresh Diet program, which delivers meals to her door.
Jennifer Hudson: 127 pounds. The 5’9” Weight Watchers spokesperson dropped eight plus pounds, going from a size 16 to a six. “I’m at the weight I want to be,” the singer told Redbook late last year. “People are under the impression that I’m still losing but I’m not.” Her biggest indulgence now is chocolate chip cookies and Snickers ice cream bars, which she still can enjoy in moderation on the Weight Watchers plan.
Britney Spears: 125 pounds. The Baby One More Time singer has lost weight again! In a May 2013 Shape magazine cover story, 5’4” Britney unveiled her workout routine as she’s getting ready to perform at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Britney, who looked pudgy during her recent X Factor gig and has seen her weight go up and down throughout her career, now sports flat, toned abs thanks to her personal trainer Tony Martinez and a Nutrisystem diet. “Dieting is tough because my specialties are spaghetti, brownies and chocolate chip cookies,” she told Shape. “I try not to make those too often, or I’ll eat the whole bowl of dough.”
Katy Perry: 130 pounds. The 5’8” I Kissed a Girl singer is one of the few female celebrities to publicly admit her weight and told Elle in March 2011 that she’s “generally 130 pounds, which is totally fine for me. But when I was a kid, I was the same height and weighed more like 145.”
Selena Gomez: 125 pounds. After she was hospitalized in 2011 for an iron deficiency, the 5’5” pop star blamed her junk food habit. “I don’t eat right,” she admitted. “I love M & Ms, Kit Kats, Snickers.” In addition to eating too much candy, Selena has said she can find a way to make healthy food unhealthy, eating her spinach creamed and needing cheese on her broccoli. Recently, however, she’s shown off a newly slim look in a bikini.
Taylor Armstrong: 120 pounds. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has faced criticism for being too skeletal at 5’8”. But earlier this year, she told OK! Magazine she’d put on some pounds. “My weight has gone up. I was known for being anorexic and underweight and I think now that my anxiety is so much lower…. I’m happier and healthier and back to a normal weight.” Taylor celebrated turning 42 this June by tweeting pictures of herself in a thong bikini!
Lea Michele: 113 pounds. The Glee star had to defend her dramatic 2010 weight loss, which she said happened due to a surgery she had for a jaw infection. Although Lea also has followed a vegan diet, she also told Allure magazine in 2011, “I’m half Italian. I can eat some b***hes under the table.” And it’s clear she loves her body now—5’2” Lea recently shared an Instagram bikini photo of herself while on a 4th of July vacation in Mexico.
Sofia Vergara: 125 pounds. The 5’7” Modern Family beauty told the ladies on The Talk about how she struggled as an early actress because people were always telling her to lose weight. But she didn’t take their advice and bragged, “I look better naked.”
Jessica Alba: 118 pounds. The 5’5” actress follows a diet similar to the South Beach Diet with low carbs and fat. Jessica also reportedly practices portion control and doesn’t eat breads and desserts which are rich in carbohydrates. Instead, the star eats a lot of lean cuts of meat, such as boneless skinless chicken breasts and fish. It was also reported after becoming a mom, she lost 25 pounds by following the 321 Baby Bulge Be Gone, a program designed by personal trainer Ramona Braganza.
Kim Kardashian: 117 pounds? Before she got pregnant, 5’2” Kim admitted to weighing 117. Now that Kim’s had baby North, will she go back to her curvy shape? In the past, Kim had a problem with junk food and at one point had to bring her weight down from 129 to 107 pounds with the help of celebrity personal trainer Gunnar Peterson. Even during her pregnancy, Kim was seen hitting the gym.
Angelina Jolie: 130 pounds. The 5’7” beauty has always been thin, and getting a preventative double mastectomy in February to avoid cancer was a crisis that put her under stress this year. Weight loss expert Joseph Christiano commented to Star Magazine in Nov. 2011, “She probably controls her diet rather than focusing on a heavy exercise regime.” Mother of six Angelina has said, however, “I joke that a big, juicy steak is my beauty secret.” But in the past, she’s followed a low carb diet and has practiced kickboxing to prepare for action roles.
Taylor Swift: 120-125 pounds, according to howmuchdothey weigh.com. The 5’10” singer is thin, but not scary skinny. She practices yoga and maintains her weight through running. Taylor also keeps a treadmill at home. “I don’t diet. I don’t like it,” she has said. “If I want to eat a cheeseburger, it’s going to
Lady Gaga: 107 pounds. The tiny 5’1” star startled fans last year by looking chubby in concert and she admitted to a 30-pound weight gain! “I don’t really care if [people] think I’m fat,” the candid singer said, also revealing she couldn’t resist Italian food like pasta and pizza. However, recently, new bikini photos of Gaga showed she had lost all the weight she’d put on and was slender again—and she’s likely back to her previous diet of tofu, turkey slices, grain chips and hummus!
Rihanna: 137 pounds . The 5’8” pop star “holds most of her weight in her lower body,” weight-loss therapist Gregory Jantz has told Star Magazine. This May, after a fan asked via Twitter if Rihanna were looking curvier than usual, Rihanna herself responded, “Yass!” and called herself “Thickanna.” She doesn’t seem to mind; Rihanna has said, “I don’t want to get rid of the curves. I just want to tone it up.”
Blake Lively: 130 pounds. The former Gossip Girl has a healthy, fit appearance, according to weight experts. The 5’10” actress, now the wife of actor Ryan Reynolds, has claimed she never works out and attributes her weight to a “good metabolism” and simply being young. Last year she told Marie Claire she was obsessed with food, gorges on cupcakes and was in “a big cooking phase.”
Adele: 197 pounds. The 5’9” British singer has become a role model for curvy gals everywhere by not sweating her shape. “I don’t like going to the gym. I like eating fine foods and drinking nice wine,” shrugged Adele, who gave birth to a son with entrepreneur beau Simon Konecki in October. But designer Karl Lagerfeld created controversy by calling her “too fat” and Joan Rivers never passes up the chance to take a swipe at Adele’s weight.
Khloe Kardashian: 165- 170 pounds. At 5’9,” Khloe is much taller than her sisters and is prone to weight gain. She reportedly weighed the least in 2009, right before she got married to Lamar Odom. But she quickly put the weight back on — and then said she had started a workout program and adopted a well- balanced diet all about moderation and drinking lots of water, avoiding red meat, and pork while sticking to healthy lean proteins, fresh fruits, veggies and brown grains. But Khloe has admitted salad and low carb food “is the most boring thing ever” and on a recent Keeping Up With The Kardashians episode, she was seen enjoying herself at a Mexican restaurant!
Mila Kunis: 115 pounds. The actress admitted when she prepared for her ballerina role in Black Swan, she lost 20 pounds and tipped the scales at just 95. “I had no shape, no boobs, no ass…All you saw was bone. I was like, ‘This looks gross,’ “ the 5’2” star said. She’s now looking a lot healthier!