Katherine Schwarzenegger Praises "Normal" Upbringing in New Book

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You're likely familiar with the parents of Katherine Schwarzenegger.

But this is probably the first time you've heard of this 20-year old, which speaks to the new author's upbringing. Speaking to USA Today about Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and mother Maria Shriver, the USC junior said:

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"They were very protective of having us in the public eye when we were younger. We didn't go to Hollywood premieres. We practiced community service. We went to school and camp like normal kids."

Despite this healthy childhood, Katherine has written a book - "Rock What You've Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty From Someone Who's Been There and Back," out tomorrow - which details the struggles she faced as a fourth grader.

"It was the first time I was aware of my body and compared what I looked like to what other girls looked like. It freaked me out," she says. "I want to let girls know they are not alone with the changes and doubts about their body."

Schwarzenegger stands 5'8" and is a size 6.

Katherine says she never had an eating disorder, but engaged in a "friendly competition" with a friend growing up and tried to remain below 100 pounds.

Along with working out and maintaining a healthy diet, of course, Schwarzenegger cites an open communication with one's parents when it comes to the issue of body image.

"My mom was always good with me. She always checked in with me. I had the best relationship with my mom. I still do. I talk to her four times a day.... I also have an amazing relationship with my dad. ... I talk to him about boys, about going out, about what I'm interested in, about business."

We hope all the parents out there are paying attention. Way to go, Governator!

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Natuerlich kann auch Taylor Swi..... . Und Brooke..... bei den Filmen sich sehen lassen. Er ist zwar nicht mehr der Juengste, aber fuehlt sich noch jung. Er ist aelter als der aelteste Mensch der Welt. Weil er immer wieder neu auf die Welt gekommen ist. Wie alle auch. Ihr alle habt auch vor Millionen vor Jahren gelebt. Seid immer neu kombiniert auf die Welt gekommen. Katherine Schwarzenegger, auch wenn nicht unterschreibt, auch dann aendert sich nichts. Trotzdem auch sein Maedchen. Bodie Lotion bekommt trotzdem.

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She looks great!

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Ihr alle braucht auch Kopfhoerer mit Mikrophon ! Gutes Notebook und gute Kopfhoerer mit Mikrophon ! Beide Ohren ! Nicht auf der Strasse oder Gegenden, da wo viel Verkehr ist ! Miley Cyr ! Paparazzie in Ruhe lassen ! Ohne die Paparazzies werder ihr jeden Tag und ueberall atackiert und angegeriffen ! Die arbeiten, wie ihr vor der Kamera steht und die beschuetzen euch ueberall ! Weil die Leute wissen Paparazzi ist da ! Halten sich alle fern von euch ! Auch Juila Robers Notebook ! Diane Lan ! Und alle, die es sich verdient haben ! Keine Nacksszenen und Kusszenen mehr ! Wenn, dann nur mit ihm ! Er hat eine gute Kusstechnik entwickelt ! Wird er dann vielleicht bei seinen Maedels testen ! Vielleicht ! Soll ich so mitteilen an alle Mirah Car.... und alle ! Kevin Costn und Hilary Swa..... ! Die Filme haben schlechte Bildschirmqualitaet !

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Wenn das gespeichert worden ist, dann koennt ihr nach Kenntnisnahme des Inhalts alles loeschen ! Das ist ein Internetservice ! Ist alle fuer euch !

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Katherine has Arnold's eyes

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Good on you Katherine!

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Gee get a grip people! Why all this judgment about whether she is a size six or not? My mom is a size 8, my daughter is a size 4. Katherine absolutely looks like a size 6 to me. Yeah, she might be pear shaped, so what? That still doesn't mean she's lying about her size. I think she's a gorgeous girl, and it seems she's intelligent and a good person too. The people with body image issues are y'all who are judging her.

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Well said Jim M!! And for some of the others...well...just my opinion, but who cares what 'size' she is?!?! The fact of the matter is that she has grown to become a healthy, level headed young woman, who has a wonderful relationship with her parents!! We could use more roll models like her for our children and grandchildren instead of Gaga, Lohan, Spears, etc.!!! Honestly! mom108...you focus on nothing but her size and shape. Is that how you would raise your own daughter?? It's sad to see where most minds instantly go...the size of the body. She also has a mind and appears to be using it quite well. She could be a plus size and it shouldn't matter!!! Out of an entire article about her life, most have focused on one sentence. How sad............

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cantik sekali.....

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sorry to say this gal is not a size six..tell it like it is..she looks like a very nice young lady,but to try and do the size thing, like it matters to us strangers..(we have eyes) and are not dum dums, be the best that you can be, so maybe you need to drop a few pds..your mom needs to gain a few pds..so what..eat normal..excercise..do the best you can..so be happy young lady, learn..be nice an smart..do good for yourself an family..and maybe down the line some good for our country, its in your blood I am sure.. but just be healthy ok..best regards..grandma joan