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Andie MacDowell: 'I'm Better Off With 5 Extra Pounds!'

04/01/2010 at 02:00 PM ET

Courtesy Prevention

Most people–famous or not–would rather not broadcast their real weight. But in this month’s issue of Prevention, May cover girl Andie MacDowell not only divulges the actual number on her scale, she also admits that she’s better off heavier! “Right now, I’m about 137 to 138 pounds, and I feel pretty good about it,” says the five-foot-eight actress, who’s been the spokesmodel for L’Oréal Paris for 25 years. “As you get older, your face starts to look drawn–that’s why I think I’m better off with those extra 5 pounds.” The 52-year-old mother-of-three–who modeled for Vogue and Calvin Klein in the ’80s–keeps fit with yoga and regular hikes near her North Carolina home. And she looks as stunning as ever–especially for someone whose youngest daughter was old enough to go through drivers’ ed this year. “My perspective has changed so much,” says MacDowell. “Sure, I want to be attractive, but it’s not my top priority.” To hear more from Andie, pick up a copy of the May issue of Prevention which hits newsstands on April 6. —Marissa Patlingrao Cooley

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Delana on

What a beautiful lady she is, and I love her healthy perspetive on aging. Absolutely refreshing!!!

Josie on

A beautiful person inside and out, glad to see her on twitter @andiemacdowell3

Katie on

Even with 5 pounds heavier, her BMI is still only 21. So she is still very slim.

Katie Lara on

She’s so beautiful at any weight!


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