The American Pie actress speaks out against her body critics
Tara Reid has a message for anyone wishing to criticize her body: Enough already!
After unflattering bikini shots of her surfaced last week, Reid faced a barrage of Internet attacks aimed at her post-surgery figure. “I’ve been a media target for years now,” the actress, 32, tells PEOPLE. “It does hurt my feelings, but what can I do? I have to move on.”
Yet moving on has been difficult, especially because Reid has to live with the evidence of the past – the scars on her stomach from a 2004 liposuction surgery and subsequent reconstructive surgery in 2006. “They are my battle wounds,” she says of her “uneven” abs.
Producing independent films like 7-10 Split and working on her first clothing line, Mantra, keeps her busy. The line of bikinis, t-shirts, and casual wear is inspired by her moods.
“Red is for love, green for luck, white for peace – everything gives you a mantra of the day,” says Reid, who is currently dating business partner Julien Jarmoune. “I made this line about feeling good about yourself.”
For more on this story, including why Reid has sworn off plastic surgery for now, pick up this week’s PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday