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America Ferrera on weight loss backlash

Posted by: Liz Ng, 24-Sep-2007

Ugly Betty star America Ferrera lost 20 pounds (9kg) in recent weeks and this has prompted criticism from those who hailed her a role model for normal-sized women!

- AP Photo/Matt Sayles

The curvaceous star insists that she lost weight due to the hectic shooting schedule and has not given in to the pressure to slim down.

However, the actress admits that she feels better with a slimmer figure.

The 23-year-old says, "I feel like I'm a regular person. I'm a size 10 or 12, which is totally normal. But I do feel that since I wanted to get in better shape, there has been a bit of a backlash."

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