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Ginnifer Goodwin on her weight, and crushing on Jennifer Aniston's body

December 21, 2010 |  3:43 pm

Ginnifer-goodwin This is an updated version of a previous post. See the note at the bottom for details.

Ginnifer Goodwin has something you probably don't have: a 'shooting weight.'

"I actually have a number, and I know that some people say that's not the healthiest gauge ... ," the "Big Love" star told Health about of the digits looking back at her on the scale. "That's my happy number where I feel good about myself and my energy's high. I call it my 'shooting weight,' because it's also the number that doesn't freak me out when I see myself on screen."

Goodwin said she uses a common method, Weight Watchers, to keep her size under control, noting that "it's the only thing on the planet that doesn’t dehydrate you or just make you miserable."

Avoiding misery doesn't necessarily mean no sacrifices. To fit into some of her favorite labels, she's got to work for it.

"I gravitate toward French designers. And what's interesting is that I definitely have a more Italian body type. I have always been curvy. I will always have hips, boobs and a small waist. Not big boobs — little boobs — but still curvy," she said.

As for other Hollywood bodies she envies, Jessica Biel and Jennifer Aniston top the list.

"I met Jessica Biel in person, and she's a freaking knockout. Jennifer Aniston too," Goodwin said. "They might be the only two women in the world who have bodies like that, so I'm really glad that they chose a profession where we all get to look at them all the time."

For the record, 8:46 a.m. Dec. 22: An earlier version of this post referred to Jessica Biel on first reference as Jennifer Biel. Thanks to commenter theyahooyoo for the catch. (Can we blame the rain? Nah, didn't think so. Had to try.)


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Photo: Ginnifer Goodwin at a MOCA Grand Avenue gala on Nov. 13. Credit: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images.