Does Celebrities’ Weight Affect Their Earnings Potential?
By The Quarter Roll Team
From the November / December issue of The Quarter Roll
More importantly, is weight affecting your earnings potential? Right or wrong
aside, it is a fact that people will judge you on your appearance and that it is
a factor in their acceptance of you. That includes being offered meaningful
work. Celebrities know this better than anyone. Celebrities’ weight plays a
crucial factor in getting and keeping a job. And that isn't because we are
concerned with their health. Producers know that we want to look at attractive
people on our screens, and that is one reason we keep coming back.
Shannon Peace wrote the article "Bathroom Scale Vs. Pay Scale: How Celebrity
Weight Affects The Job". She discusses the obsession with weight in Hollywood,
and how the ideal look on screen doesn't truly represent what we look like in
the real world. However, even though the look Hollywood producers are after may
be unrealistic, celebrities state they feel a real pressure to fit the mold if
they want a paying job. Some celebrities that got renewed attention when losing
weight were Drew Carey who got a job as The Price Is Right host, Jason Alexander
and Valerie Bertinelli who both got jobs as Jenny Craig spokespeople. Other
celebrities like Kelly Osbourne and Sara Rue grabbed attention when they dropped
40 pounds each.
Losing weight is good for many reasons.
Fed up with being constantly tired and unmotivated, Kelly Osbourne, daughter of
Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, started exercising and eating better early in 2010.
During the next 12 months she lost over 50 pounds. Not only did she look better
and have more energy, but Osbourne also noted that she felt more confident and
was in a much happier state of mind. She noted, “….exercising gets my endorphins
going and really lifts my mood.”
Your physical and psychological health is what gives you the energy to work
harder, which is integral to a successful career. Like Kelly Osbourne noted
before her physical transformation, if you are always tired and unmotivated you
just won’t want to get up and make good things happen for yourself. Your health
is directly linked to the amount of energy, focus, and stamina you will need for
the work ahead. Poor health is a burden that will just weigh you down….sometimes
Will your appearance affect your pay raise or job offer?
Here are some more tips about getting the job you want and (unfortunately?) they
have nothing to do with your qualifications. Yahoo Finance posted an article
titled "Ways Your Appearance Affects Your Paycheck". This article includes a
group of individual studies and their findings on particular personal
characteristics and their effect on how much you earn.
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