It's not unusual for women in show business, whether it be acting, singing, dancing, or modeling, to be told they're too fat for success. Actually, it's not unusual for women anywhere to be told to lose weight. It happens to women of all sizes, even women who are currently size twos and probably couldn't get any skinnier if they ate nothing but air for a week. So here are nine people (surprise! Mostly women) who were told they had to drop a few pounds. Or 50.

1. Ashley Graham

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Model Ashley Graham was on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue this year, making her the first plus-sized model to ever grace the cover of the magazine. Then again, Ashley Graham is the most successful plus-sized model in the world, so she's probably going to have a lot more "firsts" on her resume. But that doesn't mean she doesn't get told she should lose weight. In an interview with People, Graham said:

I had agencies telling me that I had to lose weight. I had one that waved money in my face and said, "If you lose more 'lb's" – pounds – you can make a lot more of this,' and he was waving $20 bills in my face.