Perhaps inspired by the warmth and excitement with which the world welcomed Gywneth Paltrow‘s GOOP newsletter,
registered dietitian 39-year-old fart enthusiast Cameron Diaz has decided to get on the lifestyle train by writing a nutrition book of her own. The book will be geared towards teenage girls, who are looking a little chunky these days.
Just kidding! The book will focus on health over weight, apparently:
“She wants to stop their fixation on being thin, and for teenage girls to understand that being healthy is more important,” a publishing source told E! News. “She wants to use her celebrity to make a difference. She knows she is a role model to girls and she really wants to use that position to do good.”
Is Cameron Diaz still a role model for young girls? I feel like they’re paying more attention to Kristen Stewart and Justin Bieber these days, but she did once bang Justin Timberlake on the regs, so maybe girls respect her game.
On that note: was she ever a role model? When I think of Cameron Diaz, I think “sex kitten with a laddish sense of humor,” or maybe “#1 Maxim babe of the ’90s.” I don’t think she’s ever really been a “role model” in the traditional sense of the word, any more than, say, Megan Fox is today. She’s not a bad person or anything, but her message has never been “stay in school and listen to your parents.”
Then again, a book emphasizing health over weight loss is probably the least she can do to counteract the negative effects of those same unattainable beauty standards she’s helped propagate over the years via magazine covers, etc.
Whither this sudden interest in health? The publishing source explains:
Everything changed for Cameron after her father died,” the source said. “She realized what is important and started to think more and more about her health.”
Aw, that’s actually quite sweet. Maybe I’m on board with this seemingly random project, after all.
But then the source has to ruin everything by saying this:
“Cameron has become very close to Gwyneth and it’s been very interesting for her to see what Gwyneth is doing with Goop,” the source said. “She’s been inspired by Gwyneth and the way she uses her fame to influence and help people. Now Cameron wants to do the same.
Because telling the masses which $100 imported Fiji water to use in their acai berry smoothies is truly the Lord’s work.
(Via E! Online)