YouTube Star Cassey Ho: ‘I Feel Pressure to Look a Certain Way Every Single Day’

12/22/2015 at 09:15 AM ET

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Cassey Ho regularly updates her massively popular YouTube page Blogilates with new POP Pilates workouts and healthy lifestyle videos, so it’s no surprise that she feels pressure to always stay camera-ready.

“I feel the pressure to look a certain way every single day,” Ho, 28, told Health in their January/February issue (on stands December 25). “And I get it – I am a fitness instructor. But there are some people who think that because I don’t have six-pack abs, I am not a great instructor.”

RELATED: Social Media Fitness Star Cassey Ho Responds to Body Shamers

Ho says her physical appearance is not related to her ability to train others.

“That has nothing to do with my 10 years of experience of teaching,” she told the magazine. “It has nothing to do with all of the lives I’ve changed.”

Even though she tries to “eat clean” a majority of the time, the fitness expert still treats herself to a splurge meal every once in a while.

“Instead of ‘cheat,’ which has a negative connotation, I say ‘YOLO,’ ” she said of her indulgences like fried French toast sticks with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

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Ho also encourages people to not compare themselves to anybody else they see on social media.

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“You should only compare yourself with who you were yesterday and try to be stronger than that,” she said. “If you are trying to be someone else, you have already lost yourself. Plus, on Instagram, people post the perfect portfolio of their life; it’s not real. I don’t post myself crying or stuffing my face with burritos.”

Gabrielle Olya, @GabyOlya

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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HoHo on

Is she complaining or what…and she really should have changed her last name.

Edyie on

I don’t get it? Youtube sensation, which to me means she started it and wanted it, and now she is pressured? Well, get off youtube and go about your business.

guest on

Well, get off the youtubes then. Why do people constantly put themselves out there in the public eye and then complain about it?

taradoug82 on

I use some of her videos, and they are pretty awesome. My abs hurt like hell as I sit here typing, because of yesterdays ‘extreme abs 2’ of hers that I did. I feel her; I’m huge into working out, but not toned up everywhere. Ignore the haters, Cassey.

Christina on

I love her videos. They’ve changed my body!

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We live in Black Bear country in the mountains of North Georgia… We have Blackberries, rasberries, strawberries, blueberries, and all kinds of vegetable growing all over our property… Any suggestions or keeping them out of our gadens??

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