Mischa Barton Lands New Gig as Diet Pill Spokesperson
We've been eagerly awaiting Mischa Barton's comeback since The O.C. killed Marissa Cooper, but this moment in the spotlight isn't exactly a career resurgence. Mischa, who faced a ton of tabloid scrutiny for gaining weight after playing the waiflike Marissa, is taking a page from the Snooki handbook and shilling for a diet pill.
Mischa, who last made headlines for owing $100,000 in back payments on her Beverly Hills home, tells Daily Mail that she's "lost around four pounds a week by taking the supplement," Proactol XS. The pill itself contains chitosan, an ingredient employed by a few "natural" diet pills including Natural Max, GNC Total Lean, and Terbinex.
The Daily Mail exclusive on Mischa's spokeswomanship shows a bunch of photos of Mischa having a fun tug-of-war exercise sesh. The cardio might contribute to that weight loss, especially since evidence of weight loss from chitosan ispretty inconclusiveso far, unless you are a literal guinea pig. That said, it has been used successfully to treat certain symptoms in dialysis patients, aid treatment of periodontitis, and to support tissue rebuilding after plastic surgery.