DREAM JOB: “Eating Double” for Giada de Laurentiis!

You ever watch Giada’s cooking show and think to yourself, “omg she literally gets to eat delicious food ALL DAY LONG and somehow still stay fit!!” Well, you’d be half-right. She apparently doesn’t really eat the food – she actually spits most of it out!

And here’s the best part: she actually has an “eating double,” who probably just one of her assistants who actually takes the bite during the close-up camera shots. According to Page Six, Giada isn’t a swallower at all. Sad face. [PageSix]

Giada told Health.com that people are always asking her how it’s possible for her to eat all that delicious food and stay skinny, butPage Six reports that while filming her Food Network show, she doesn’t swallow anything and keeps a spit bucket nearby. 

When Giada films her cooking show, she never eats. Sometimes when they are shooting her taking bites out of food like cake, they have an assistant take the bite (so you only see teeth and a mouth), and then they cut back to her taking an empty fork out of her mouth to resume filming. She does not eat at all while filming.

Giada’s rep says that Giada does eat her own food, but sometimes they shoot three episodes in one day “and they do multiple takes on a close-up of her eating. She doesn’t always eat and swallow every time, since they can do sometimes six to 10 takes with three episodes a day, and that would be like eating six to eight meals a day.”

I’ve done a TV commercial and I know all about the terrible re-shoots, but come on – we all know Anthony Bourdain drinks all of those drinks and Guy Fieri is absolutely swallowing all of the gravy that he’s shoveling into his botoxed head (and don’t eveng et me started on Man vs. Food).

I FEEL LIED TO!! And sad. Very sad. #SwallowGiada


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