Nicole Richie says she’s healthy

February 3rd, 2006 // 75 Comments

*nicole_richie_thumb2.jpgNicole Richie has blasted rumours she is suffering an eating disorder, claiming she is naturally skinny and her shortness makes her look even thinner. She says, “I’m a little sick of it. I think when you see me in person, you see that I’m, like, five foot one – I’m a small person. When I was heavier, everyone said I was too heavy. You can’t win in the public eye and I find it really hard. The only time it bothered me was when I was in a store trying on shoes and these girls came up to me – they were probably like 13 or 14 – and their mother came over, and she was like, ‘Are you taking care of yourself, because my girls think that you’re not.’ That was upsetting. I was never a size 12. I’m so little that I could put on 10 or 15 pounds and it just looks like a lot.”

The only way 15 pounds would look like a lot on Nicole is if she gained it all on her forehead. Then scientists would claim she’s the missing link and take her away for experimentation. She’d try to stop them but fail because she’d be too weak with hunger to lift her giant head off the ground. The scientists would interpret her feeble grunts as a primitive form of communication, and stick her in a cage with a really smart monkey. She may or may not fall in love with the monkey; he’d feed her bananas; they’d laugh and fling poo at each other.



  1. SuperSpence

    I don’t understand the point of her weight loss. She can be as skinny as a rail, but it won’t change that face of hers. You got hit in the face with the Magical Frying Pan of Ugly, sweetheart, so go ahead and have a cheesesteak. It doesn’t make any difference.

  2. ihatecelebs

    Funny, that’s not what Lionel Ritchie says. I remember him on one of the gossip shows saying, ‘Nicole Ritchie is NOT eating!’

  3. LaydeeBug

    Yeah OK, Nicole, you keep telling yourself that. By the way 5’1″ is not THAT small. You look like a lollipop. Shut the f**K up!

  4. sikofdis

    Maybe SHE should be the one setting sail for Cheeseburger Island!

  5. georgina

    Ok i get tht this website is for making fun of celebrities, but u r all obiously peices of crap 4 writting thoses comments and the origional artical, theres a line u can cross, n u know u have crossed it when u find ursef making fun of someone with a life threatening illness. Ur pretty sad.

  6. Yes Georgina #24, the “life-threatening” illnesses of the rich, oh how terribly sad. It’s not a disease girlfriend, it’s a choice, and don’t worry I know that which I speak, I used to have said “disease”. If she ate a few hundred more calories a day, that disease would vanish as fast as her ass has. So I’m sorry for not crying over Nicole, she’s a spoiled brat who doesn’t eat because she believes it makes her look oh-so-foxy, …..I’m drowning in tears, not.

  7. Cosmopolitan

    And was it not around the same time that her feud with Paris Hilton began that she stopped eating and dropped all of this weight? I read somewhere that a friend of hers quoted her as saying that she was sick of being Paris Hilton’s fat sidekick.

  8. Sheva

    If young teens see you in person and their mother voices concern to you that you look like hell, then what other standard can there be?

    Girls are most criticial at that age. If they think you look like a concentration camp victim you ain’t doing something right.

  9. Realistic

    She’s right about one thing. 5′ 1″ and 63 pounds is totally proportionate.

  10. ESQ

    In response to #5 if you do not like the comments here, then maybe this isn’t the place for you. After all we are not here to write a senior thesis…

    As far as Nicole is concerned she is in denial of being anorexic, she is fugs and needs to get real.

    * Loved what you said about her in the last paragraph superficial : ) *

  11. sikofdis

    Was #5 written by Prince?

  12. sqongo

    Leave her alone!!!She’s just a skinny lollipop!!!

  13. Kelly

    Poor Nichole, first she’s chunky and then she’s too thin. People are never happy but then they love to kick you down. Yes she looks unhealthy only because she used to be big boned. Paris is skeleton thin too and no one says anything about it. Atleast Nichole isn’t a nasty STD spreading ho.

  14. I think it’s funny that she says she’s naturally skinny…sure you are Nicole. She probably meant starving yourself is more natural than snorting coke.

    She is right about the whole height and weight thing. I’m 5’0″ and if I gain 2 lbs it looks like I gained 10. Totally sucks!

  15. Belle

    Meh.. personally I think she’s gorgeous although she looks like a stick; if she was 5’7 we wouldn’t be calling her disgusting, we’d be sticking her on a fashion runway and praising her gorgeous figure. We splash pictures of skeletons across Vogue and every other magazines and envy them, but if they aren’t tall enough to model then they are just gross.. uh.. what? Oh well, I’m not here to patronize or humor celebrities, I’m here to enjoy The Superficials’ humor, heh.

    She’s right though, I’m 5’4, and if I gain ten lbs it looks like thirty.. eew. For the record, does anyone know how much she really weighs?

  16. playahater101

    She; obviously in denial. If complete strangers come up to you concerned and tell you that you look terrible, chances are YOU LOOK TERRIBLE.

  17. playahater101

    If I had to guess I’d say she’s about 80 pounds.

  18. Belle

    Yeah, but strangers don’t come up to normal people and tell them they look terrible.. they walk up to *celebrities* and tell them they look terrible. Also, you need to remember that if you see a hot stranger dude, you don’t shout out “I LOVE YOU! AHHHHHH!!!!!!!”, but when girls see their favorite celebrity dudes (take for example Orlando Bloom, although I think he looks like a monkey woman), “AAAAAAAAAH!!!! ORLANDO I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!”…. the rules of public behavior don’t apply to celebrities.

  19. Baroness

    I like it how ‘healthy’ in Hollywood means anorexic in the rest of the world.

    The proof that Nicole is NOT naturally skinny is her face. If she were naturally slim, it would not look emaciated.

  20. Belle

    Her face actually doesn’t really look emaciated.. she doesn’t have sunken cheekbones or anything.

  21. Bob Denver

    I’d still do her till the cows came home.

  22. suzy

    her nose bugs me

  23. She looks like a cross between a mouse and a ferret.


  24. sammygirl

    An anorexic denying that she has a problem? No way…

    She lives in a messed up world though. Nickie Hilton called Mischa Barton a “fat pig” the other day. Can you say “disorted sense of reality?”

  25. playahater101

    Belle, you are absolutely right. I would never go up to a super skinny girl and tell her she looks terrible. That’s just rude behavior. But that’s the price you pay when you are a celebrity and they know that. The point is she needs to get a reality check. Her family and friends should be trying to help her realize she has a problem. We all saw the pics of her in her bikini. When you can see all your bones, you aren’t just “a small person”, you are emaciated.

  26. LaydeeBug

    Get off the line Georgina. You’re white noise is disturbing the other listeners.

  27. escapevelocity

    i think she means she’s healthy compared to the starving people in africa.

  28. fame is funny

    if any of you would ‘hit that’ im pretty sure it would snap in half at this point.

  29. escapevelocity

    … i mean, she at least gets to put a whole burger in her mouth before throwing it up a little while later.

  30. theyareidiots

    “When I was heavier, everyone said I was too heavy. You can’t win in the public eye”

    First of all, she is too skinny right now. Protruding bones are not healthy.

    But, she does have a point. When she was on the first season of Simple Life people said she looked fat. She wasn’t. Just like Mariah isn’t in those Barbados photos. But most of you people slam her anyway.

    You can’t win.

  31. LaydeeBug

    When she was on “The Simple Life” I saw her as the cooler, smarter, more level-headed one. I had no idea she wanted to emulate Paris and become a bony-assed skank. She isnto naturally skinny because if she was, she would haave been that lean during the first two seasons of the show. OH, all of a sudden, her natch skinny genes kick in. Puh-leeze. Oh once again, Georgina, bugger-off!

  32. playahater101

    Come on people! Isn’t the point of this site to poke fun at the rich and famous? Let’s not take ourselves too seriously now. Some people here need to lighten up a little bit. It’s all in fun.

  33. This girl is just as stupid as Paris. To think we are supposed to buy that story is kinda funny. She went from chubby to skeleton over night…wtf is that.

  34. CheekyChops

    Wasn’t she engaged to the dj guy? I guess he got sick of shagging something that was starting to resemble a stick insect.

  35. gossiprags

    There was a point between ‘chunky’ and ‘emaciated’ that she was looking pretty good, so I don’t buy the “you can’t win either way” argument.

  36. If the guy I was dating was worried about his weight and lost tons of pounds, it would probably make me conscious of my own weight as well. I think that’s what happened to Nicole. That guy she was engaged to used to be a fatass, then lost a bunch of weight. That kind of attitude is contagious.

  37. deluxxe

    i’d still hit it.

  38. escapevelocity

    #35: from those pictures, she seemed to be prettiest in december 2004.

  39. hafaball

    Ah, but she;d throw up the bananas, the monkey would get restless, and he’d end up killing her. Then eat her brains, because eating people’s brains makes you smarter…

  40. Sebastian De La Ghetto

    hmm. id like to say i too would knock it down, just cause i think shes cute funny, but man, her cooch is probably all dried up, so, ok no, i would not knock it down.

  41. sjb16

    To poster #35, I’m likin December 2004 the best, where she’s neither too heavy or too thin. Why can’t these people realize when they look good, why do they either have to be fat or anorexic? Do these people not know the meaning of restraint.

  42. PapaHotNuts

    If she plays her cards right and loses 15 more pounds, Angelina might mistake her for a really ugly, but starving, Cambodian kid and adopt her. Then she could call Paris everyday and be like “I’m just sittin’ around the house with my new dad, BRAD PITT. I guess it’s too bad your dad doesn’t love you like my new dad, BRAD PITT looves me.”

  43. Debutantejaim

    In all honesty, I believe she is suffering from a severe lack of self-esteem.

  44. Yeah, Mary Kate Olsen used that same B.S. line of “I’m just naturally Skinny” too before she came out and admitted she was anorexic. Oh, and Lindsay Lohan said that she was just working out and eating right before she admitted that she was Bullemic etc….

  45. Lord_Jesus

    My kid are usually healthy also, until some nasty skank swallows them my the millions.. dooming them all in stomach acid.

  46. Jezabel

    #11 U ROCK!



  47. Liz

    “Yes she looks unhealthy only because she used to be big boned.”

    No, she didn’t – she used to be plump. You can’t change the size of your bones: you’re either big-boned or you’re not.


    For what it’s worth, I think she looked best (not the first photo, obviously!).

  48. ohyeah

    Thank you Liz #47. At least someone else noticed that big-boned comment. I thought maybe there was a new bone-shrinking fad that was going around that only Kelly #13 knew about.

  49. PrettyHateMachine

    This isn’t new. It was in the December issue of Seventeen, which she was on the cover of.

  50. Cosmopolitan

    She needs to come to terms with the fact that she now has the same body as most ten year old boys out there. Her chest is so flat that it’s almost inverted.

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