Zoe Saldana, who most recently stars in Star Trek Into Darkness, covers Allure Magazine this month and reveals her weight. The cover reads, "Zoe Saldana: 115 Pounds of Grit and Heartache." The big reveal of Zoe's weight has been a hot topic in pop culture because while most actresses don't dare share their weight, she is tiny, which might cause people to set unhealthy and unrealistic expectations for their own bodies. Aside from the weight topic, the media is also in a frenzy because of the revealing photo shoot featured alongside the article, which features a nude shot.
Personally, I think people need to stop trying to be celebrities. Celebrities have to look good because it is part of their career and they only look as good as they do in magazines and on the red carpet when they have a team of people working on them. When they're lounging in their house, they look like everyone else. Thin celebs may inspire eating disorders, but realistically, if you are battling an eating disorder, it is your personal battle. When you eat healthy and work out, your body balances itself out. We can't, as a society, want to see celebrities in movies and read about them in magazines, and then blame them for being the role we want them in.
On the Today show on May 16, Zoe defended her decision to share her weight: “It would have been wrong if they were lying about my weight. This is how much I weigh. It’s something I can’t control. It’s who I am. I have a very thin frame, I was a ballet dancer. They wanted to do that, I don’t think it was to make an issue of my weight. I think it was to talk about that for a lightweight person, I seem to be really strong-minded.”
To read the article and to see the rest of the photos, click here to go to Allure.com.