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Pop Star Hillary Duff Admits Feeling Pressure to be Thin

Hilary Duff says she feels pressure to be thin.

Speaking to People Magazine, the 19-year-old actress-singer says the media can be "judgmental and mean" in their incessant attention to her weight. The starlet says while she has never had a weight problem, she realizes critics will never be happy with her appearance.

Hilary Duff, who has sold more than 13 albums worldwide, releases her latest effort Dignity on April 3 in the U.S.

While several songs deal with her ex-boyfriend Joel Madden of the rock band Good Charlotte, Hilary denies criticizing his present girlfriend Nicole Richie on the song "Gypsy Woman."