November 17th, 2011
11:09 AM ET
Lea Michele: I can eat you under the table
“Glee” star Lea Michele is fighting eating disorder rumors, telling Allure that despite her vegan diet, she can really chow down.
"People get confused, like, you know, I just eat grass," Michele jokes about her veganism in the December issue. Although she's said that her diet does help her stay in shape, the actress tells Allure that just because she doesn’t eat animal products doesn’t mean she can’t pig out.
"I'm half Italian," she says. "I can eat some b-–s under the table."
But her weight loss isn’t all due to her diet. Michele, 25, explains that she had surgery for a jaw infection, which also caused her to drop pounds.
This isn’t the first time the former Broadway star has had to defend her looks. Lea says early in her career, it was suggested that she get plastic surgery. “I went to meet a manager who said, you have to get a nose job in order for me to work with you,” she recalls.
See Lea Michele's style evolution in Allure
Luckily, Michele’s mother put the kibosh on that idea. “My mother would say to me, ‘Barbra Streisand never got a nose job. You’re not getting a nose job.’ And this was before I really even knew who Barbra was. I just knew that she was, like, the messiah for girls like me.”
She kept her nose, and clearly her natural beauty has paid off. The “Glee” star will appear on the big screen next month in romantic comedy “New Year’s Eve.”
Michele romances a Hollywood hunk in the flick, a moment she previously didn't think was possible.
“I never thought people would think I was attractive enough to star opposite Ashton Kutcher," she says. "I was always told I was gonna be the quirky friend."
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Who cares about her nose, I like the way it pulls up on her top lip..mmmn
I look at her and I think about that Family Guy joke about doing cocaine with Karl Malden.
who r u talking to? Lol..
id love to eat you under the table
Don't forget to swallow, and don't wipe your lips on the table cloth.
Thanks. I know I am stunning. And awesome. Im the Shlitz Malt Liquor bull.
The quirky friend... Lea I don't think so. You are stunning in every way.
Didnt she already do that that to me last week? Three times.
Oh i sure hope so @tony. i sure hope so.
This is a prime example of someone not thinking before they speak. A beautiful woman making a claim like that. That just opens the door for what I am sure is going to follow.