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Tina Fey: ‘I don’t weigh myself’

Thye “30 Rock” star and Vogue’s new cover model says she doesn’t obsess about her figure, explaining that she lets the fit of her clothes decide if she’s gained weight.
/ Source: Access Hollywood

“30 Rock” star and Vogue’s new cover model Tina Fey says she doesn’t obsess about her figure — explaining that she lets the fit of her clothes decide if she’s gained weight.

“I don’t weigh myself. I just go by if my clothes fit,” the writer/actress told Vogue in its March issue. “I try not to participate too much in the incredible amount of wasted energy that women have around dealing with food.”

Fey says that being in front of the camera has been a good motivator to stay fit.

“I just feel like being healthy is sort of a job requirement to be on TV, and being a writer is so much coping with fatigue and stress, and you just eat. You eat to stay awake,” she continued.

Before appearing on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” Fey said she lost 30 pounds.

“I’ve never gone back up,” she told the mag. “Well … I have had a baby. I gained 35 pounds …  and had a 5-pound baby.”

She explained that she sees both the pros and cons of the fashion industry.

“People will say, ‘Oh, fashion magazines are so bad, they’re giving girls a negative message’ — but we’re also the fattest country in the world, so it’s not like we’re all looking at fashion magazines and not eating. Maybe it just starts a shame cycle: I’m never going to look like that model, so … Chicken McNuggets it is!” she said.

“And conversely, I don’t look at models who are crazy skinny and think I want to look like that, because a lot of them are gigantic, with giant hands and feet … the women I grew up around were curvy … there wasn’t this value on skinny, skinny, skinny. Curvy was clearly meant to be the winner. I go up and down a few pounds with a relative amount of kindness to myself. And I have a daughter, and I don’t want her to waste her time on all of that.”

Fey said she hopes she’s someone in Hollywood that the everyday woman can relate to.

“I feel like I represent normalcy in some way. What are your choices today in entertainment? People either represent youth, power, or sexuality. And then there’s me, carrying normalcy,” she said. “Me and Rachael Ray.”