The Skinny on ‘Modern Family’ Cast’s Hollywood Weight Makeover

Sofia Vergara (left) playing 'Gloria Delgado-Pritchett' and Julie Bowen playing 'Claire Dunphy' in ABC's 'Modern Family' Season 4 episode 'Yard Sale.' (Peter "Hopper" Stone / ABC via Getty Images)

We have seen this story play out before: actresses succumbing to the pressures of a Hollywood standard of beauty that sometimes becomes unhealthy to live up to. In the ’90s, the set of Ally McBeal was the poster child for the problem, but actresses on Melrose Place and Friends also struggled with the images they were supposed to project. More recently, the bone-thin physiques of the young stars of 90210 got more attention than their roles on the CW reboot. Lea Michele also shed a noticeable amount of weight after she became a superstar during the first season of Glee, and Kat Dennings has slimmed down in the second season of 2 Broke Girls.

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