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Diet Companies Desperately Competing For Rebel Wilson

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Rebel Wilson is funny and gorgeous, and she’s also not your standard sample size. But her fantastic success has been like blood in the water to the sharks of the diet industry, who are now in a complete panic to see which of them will be able to convince her to lose weight on TV for them.

According to RadarOnline, Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig both desperately want Wilson as their next spokeswoman. Part of the logic behind the move is apparently the idea that her new ABC comedy Super Fun Night would mean “viewers could get a front-row seat to her slim-down,” which is totally a vomit-worthy turn of phrase. But the companies apparently think that getting her to lose a ton of weight on TV would sell a ton of diet plans to the rest of us.

Radar’s source says Wilson hasn’t completely ruled the endorsement deal out, but to win her a company would basically have to drive a dump truck full of money to her house. She’s not interested in losing weight for the sake of losing weight, but dieting for several million dollars could be another story.

“Rebel would be doing this strictly for the money,” the source said.

If she does it, we hope she takes them for all they’re worth. We really hate the idea that a successful woman in the spotlight must be willing to deprive herself to fit a particular aesthetic ideal in order to have a career. Wilson is already hilarious and talented, and losing weight wouldn’t make her funnier.

Dieting for money seems like an unusual choice for the awesome and gorgeous Wilson, but she’s not actually new to the job. She was a spokesperson for Jenny Craig Australia in 2012 and wrote a blog for the company about her efforts to lose 55 pounds.

In related news, we love this shirt she is wearing so much:

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Via RadarOnline/Photo: WENN

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  • Samantha_Escobar

    “viewers could get a front-row seat to her slim-down”

    Aghhhhhhhhh.

  • anna

    I mean, I guess I could give up cheesecake for a couple million. It would be hard. But I could do it.

    • Julia Sonenshein

      Like, upwards of $10 million would get me to consider it.

  • Anonachocolatemousse

    As a bigger person seeing her wear bold print pants makes me want to wear bold print pants but I probably won’t. :/

    I hope she does what is right for her, just because she’s not the version of woman that the industry says she should be she could be perfectly healthy and happy!

    • https://twitter.com/aych_cue haley cue

      Doooo iiiittt!!!

    • Anonachocolatemousse

      I am now seriously considering it. :)

    • http://www.ambiencechaser.com/ Elizabeth Licata

      They look so cute on her! I really want to know who made that cat shirt, but so far the Google has not told me anything but that it looks awesome on her, which I already knew because I saw the picture.

    • not-so-small-mercies

      JOIN THE SISTERHOOD!

  • LynnKell

    Urgh, leave her alone! If she feels like loosing weight, I’m sure she’ll go to a doctor and get a diet suited for her.

    If she does it for the money… well, to me isn’t the best motivation on the house, but I guess is as valid as any other.

  • Katie

    I hope if she does it, they include product placement for whichever company and be super DUPER obvious about it like 30 Rock was. That would be hilarious.
    “Hey Rebel’s Character. What you eating?”
    “Just a weight watchers bar with only 100 calories. So what are we going to do about Problem-of-the-Week?”

    • http://www.ambiencechaser.com/ Elizabeth Licata

      I loved the way they addressed Chris Pratt’s Guardians of the Galaxy physique on Parks & Recreation, because suddenly Andy looked like a dude in a superhero movie. “You seriously just stopped drinking beer?” “Yup!” “How much beer were you *drinking*?” “… probably too much.”

  • Alexi

    Rebel’s endorsement with Jenny Craig Australia wasn’t bad. From what I saw, it was more about her getting active and being healthier. Rebel lost something like 15kgs. I think it didn’t get as much traction as other celeb endorsements because her goal wasn’t to get skinny.

  • CrazyLogic

    …why? She’s awesome how she is. She’ll be awesome if she grows, she’ll be awesome if she shrinks…

    Rebel Wilson is awesome in human form, you don’t try to forcefully change awesome. It just can’t be done.

  • MammaSweetpea

    She’s killin that dress! I want one.

    • MammaSweetpea

      And if she does decide to take on Jenny or WW because she really wants to, or she can make a ton of money off of them, fine. Just as long as she doesn’t become as annoying as Jennifer Hudson.

  • Billy Idol

    Who names their kid ‘Rebel’?

  • Quamrul Haque Yousufi

    Miley Cyrus Joke?

    I am now seriously considering it.