In celeb culture, there's one perennial rule that always seems to ring true. And that is: 'Thin is always in." It's no secret that Hollywood culture is all about staying slim and aiming to look slender at all times. Most of the people who live in Los Angeles will actually tell you that the culture there is all about juicing, eating healthy and working out as much as humanly possibly. Now of course, staying healthy is a very good thing, but there are some celebs who take the 'thin & skinny' look a little too far. For some stars, looking sexy means that onlookers are able to see their bony ribs when they're wearing a bikini or swim trunks at the beach. That's definitely quite extreme, but when you look at these ten celebs below, you will know exactly what we mean. Some tend to fluctuate in weight but more than once we've seen images of these celebs and thought 'wow they must be hungry'.
10 Wiz Khalifa
At the age of 27, Wiz Khalifa is currently one of the most popular rappers in the industry. One of the reasons why he’s so successful is that he’s able to make underground street hits and also craft mainstream songs that top the Billboard charts. He is a very tall rapper and he stands at almost 6’4”, and quite literally, he’s as lean as a pole. Whenever he takes off his shirt, all you see is ribs and tattoos. This is quite odd because he happens to be an admitted marijuana addict. One would think that all the munchies would put some meat on his bones, but we guess he may have a speedy metabolism.
9 Kelly Ripa
Kelly Ripa is a well-known and much-loved TV personality from the popular show LIVE with Kelly and Michael. She’s funny, good-natured and generally very likeable, and honestly, she has really good on-air chemistry with Michael Strahan. She’s currently 44-yrs-old and is the mother of 3 kids. The reason she’s on this list is that she’s extremely thin and looks like she might need some carbs in her diet. According to her trainer Anna Kaiser, the reason for her skinny and sinewy physique is a strict healthy diet and rigorous workouts. She works out intensely four to five days a week in 90-minute sessions, and this is in addition to being a mom and her hectic television schedule. She could definitely put a few pounds on and still look gorgeous.
8 Allegra Versace
The 28-yr-old Allegra Versace is the daughter of Dontella Versace and the heiress to the bountiful Versace fortune. Apart from being on the board of directors of the global luxury Italian brand, she has also been in the news a lot in the last few years for extreme body dysmorphia. She has given interviews in the past about being severely depressed after the murder of her Uncle Gianni Versace in 1997. This led her into an anorexic bout, an issue she seems to finally be getting under control. But she still looks really skinny, and being that she resides in Milan, she should really have a couple of hearty pasta meals to bulk up a little bit.
7 Rachel Zoe
For some reason, the celebs who end up looking the most emaciated are the ones who are most obsessed with fashion and style. So using those criteria, it’s no surprise that one of the skinniest celebs around is the celebrity fashion stylist Rachel Zoe. At the beginning of last year, she gave birth to her second child, and she reportedly imposed some very strict eating rules to lose all the baby weight. She reportedly restricted herself to 600 calories a day and was living strictly on coffee, nuts and fruit. And her cheat foods were only yoghurt and maybe a tiny portion of string cheese. Now that sounds really extreme indeed. She certainly has to be hungry.
6 Bethenny Frankel
If there’s one celebrity out there who looks like she really needs a hearty double cheeseburger, it’s the former talk show host and New York Housewife Bethenny Frankel. Frankel is actually a really smart entrepreneur and has made tons of cash from her line of Skinnygirl products including Vodka, salad dressings and more. Earlier in the year, she was in the news for looking too skinny wearing a bikini on the beach. This was her response to all her critics: “I feel like , who cares, they are always going to say something. I do have a brand called Skinnygirl so I am going to get beaten up for it. It would be bad if I was overweight and had a brand called Skinnygirl, could you imagine?”
5 Victoria Beckham
From the outside looking in, it definitely seems that David and Victoria Beckham have the perfect family. They are both gorgeous, their 4 kids are absolutely beautiful and they have loads of money. There’s one criticism that constantly dogs the family and that’s Victoria’s weight. She is extremely fashionable and has her own luxury fashion brand, so perhaps she feels she has to stay extremely thin to fit into the fashion world. Victoria just turned 41, and at a swanky Harper’s Bazaar event late last year, guests were surprised when she arrived with “tiny arms” and “very bony shoulders.” She is certainly a very beautiful woman, but she may even be more stunning with a little more meat on her bones.
4 Kristin Chenoweth
The actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth is one of the most jolly, good-natured personalities in Hollywood. She always has a smile on her face, a joke to share and she is most likely a true joy to be around. But darn, when you look at her, the first thing you think is, ‘Wow, that’s all skeleton and no flesh.” She is extremely petite with a height of 4’11” and this is the shocker; she weighs only 88 lb. She does have a small frame, but it certainly seems that she should weigh at least a 100lb. But her weight doesn’t bother her at all. She’s one tiny personality who packs a huge punch.
3 Tara Reid
There was once a time when Tara Reid was considered a semi-respectable actress, but that was a long time ago. These days, she only earns a check from spoof, made-for-TV, C-list movies like Sharknado 1 & 2. She’s only 39 years old, but years of hard partying and eating disorders have her looking twice her actual age. Some pictures surfaced recently of her hanging out in a bikini in Miami, and she looked extremely emaciated and unhealthily thin. She just might need an intervention to get her back on track, because honestly, she doesn’t look well at all. One sandwich won’t fix this. We wish her the best.
2 Nicole Richie
At the age of 33, Nicole Richie is the mother of two and a very accomplished Hollywood personality. She may have started off as a clueless reality girl, but now she is all grown up. She has her own clothing/accessory brand and is also an author and erstwhile actress. In 2006, she made a lot of headlines in the news for being dangerously thin, and she reportedly went to see a nutritionist to get back on track. These days, she doesn’t look quite as famished, but a little more meat on her skeleton would be just what the doctor ordered.
1 Elsa Hosk
The 26-yr-old model Elsa Hosk is an extremely gorgeous woman. She is 26-yrs-old and originally hails from Sweden. In her successful career, she has modeled lingerie for huge global brands like Victoria’s Secret and H&M. She’s a tall girl with a height of about 5’10”, and when you see her walking down the fashion runway, all you see are legs and a super-skinny torso with not an inch of fat or cellulite. She claims that all she does is eat really healthy and work out regularly, but honestly, she must be missing quite a few meals to have a body like hers.