Women try guessing each other’s weight | A social experiment

Women try guessing each other’s weight | A social experiment

This video isn’t like anything I have EVER done before, and it all started with a few questions I had.

Why do we allow our weight to control our feelings?
Why do we give the scale so much power?
What does BMI really mean?
Is body fat percentage actually a better indicator of health?

I decided to gather a bunch of women together to run a “little” social experiment to find out how all of these things – BMI, weight, body fat percentage – actually looked like on a woman. And I wanted to see if we could tell which was most accurate. Or would we find out that labels are bogus?

I started planning this video a year ago, and I had NO IDEA how to pull it off. Fast forward to shoot day and we had a 20+ person crew working on it AND we flew out one of the world’s best female bodybuilders…from Sweden!!!! So crazy!!!!!!

Parts of this video were extremely uncomfortable to film, but I hope you guys take away the fact that there is so much more to a person than their number.

I have so many people to thank for making this video happen – my amazing director Ryan, my husband Sam, the crew, the Blogifam…but most of all I want to thank all of the brave, strong women for speaking their truths. You all are amazing!

Co-Executive Producer/ Writer: Cassey Ho
Co-Executive Producer: Sam Livits
Director/ Editor: Ryan Parma
Producer/ Casting Director: Laurel Elfenbein
Sound: Alfonso Cano & Aaron Terrones
Key Grip: Simeon Mihaylov
Grip: Mason Williams
Gaffer/ Cam Op: Joseph Baltazar
Production Assistant: Brittney Brandt
Hair & Makeup: Lauren Young & Alondra Excene

Talent:

Irene Andersen

Darlyn Barajas

Bynay Blasberg

Ebony Breaux

Celeste Carbonell

Paloma Hinojosa

Covi Lockhart

Rachel Thomson

SOURCES:

BMI chart: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmi_tbl.pdf

ACE FITNESS body fat % chart: https://www.acefitness.org/education-and-resources/lifestyle/tools-calculators/percent-body-fat-calculator

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Cassey Ho is an award-winning fitness instructor, entrepreneur and online personality. As the creator behind Blogilates, the #1 female fitness channel on YouTube, she’s transformed millions of lives through helping them achieve their strength and weight-loss goals. She focuses on making fitness fun and the results are evident. Cassey’s unique format, POP Pilates©, which launched as a workout video on YouTube in 2009, has become a live fitness class that can be taken at gyms all over the world with over 3,000 POP Pilates classes being taught monthly. Her authenticity continues to shine through, making her one of the most relatable fitness icons online and beyond. She’s also the author of the best-selling book, Hot Body Year Round and is the designer of her own activewear line, POPFLEX.

With a wide range of free workout videos available, Cassey’s channel focuses on ab exercises, butt & thigh exercises, arm exercises, pilates, cardio routines, fat burning workouts, high intensity interval training workouts (HIIT), stretching and flexibility routines and so much more!

50 Comments

  1. Andrew on May 12, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    6:30 straight cappin🧢



  2. marinatienegoogle on May 12, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    my ed after this video 📈



  3. Carmen Ocampo Rebollar on May 12, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    Me waiting less than all of them im 80 amd i dont work out im trying so hard to gain up to 110 i never got over 96 pounds



  4. Emm silver on May 12, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    Okay well i dnt knw wt to say
    Ws ths video supposed to make us feeel bad by any chance?? Cz i m telling ya it wrked🙂



  5. Mj Stackz on May 12, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    this is kind of messed up



  6. Kim Kim on May 12, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    I’m sorry if I’m offending anyone but the body fat percentages shown don’t seem to be accurate, or maybe women’s body fat percentages really don’t matter…my sister worksout a lot and looks way more toned than the women at 26 amd 29 percent but she’s at around 27% body fat



  7. K M on May 12, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    Celeste(light blue tights) is a really beautiful woman. Very similar to Jessica Alba. If you are reading here, please get fit and enjoy the beauty and health.



  8. TheBaddestOgre - on May 12, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    I feel like they randomly mixed up their choices to make the largest women feel better. No one wanted to tell her to stand next to the bodybuilder woman. (Not trying to be mean to her shes obviously a sweetheart! 🤗)



  9. P on May 12, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    ok but tf kinda names are ebony,bynay,celeste,covi and paloma?!?!



  10. Battle Bonnet on May 12, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    The BMI test women want a “feelings” category added to it to make them feel better about the results.



  11. hobi hobi on May 12, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    Not trying to be rude but 9:00 who’s gonna tell her? 😭



  12. N Gabriel on May 12, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    Haha.. yoga lady is half the body builder lady’s weight! I actually knew the two 205lbs ladies were the gonna be the right pairing!



  13. Rosie Betrosian on May 12, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    what the hell, this is the worst social experiment ever



  14. Zachary Griego on May 12, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    How come if it was a guy called obese the commets wouldn’t say shit about but if it’s a girl … omg dont say that



  15. rtauz Gertingen on May 12, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    this proves that bmi is not a real classification



  16. M M on May 12, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Lmao the girl in the maroon leggings is in denial.



  17. Kaouthar Saidi on May 12, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    i was right about all of them .. beautiful and strong women <3



  18. MayMayboris on May 12, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    i cringed the WHOLE entire video! really poorly executed.



  19. ybn 88 on May 12, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    Lol



  20. ᄒᄉᄒ on May 12, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    wtf is this



  21. AJ Sweeney on May 12, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Sucks going to the gym and having them tell you your BMI when it does NOTHING to motivate someone struggling. You lose 30 pounds and they say your BMI went down 2% I call BS



  22. Amanda on May 12, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    pretty sure i had a nightmare like this before



  23. vee gina on May 12, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    not the BMI chart 🙁



  24. • Jaida • on May 12, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    What was the point of this video??



  25. Alina Munir on May 12, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    Girl with 44% body fat had an amazing answer, she got healthier than before and that’s all what matters.
    ❤️



  26. ᴄ ʜ ʀ ɪ s s ʏ on May 12, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    All of these women are beautiful <3 this was a great video Cassey!!



  27. Roy K on May 12, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    I loved this video so much. Please do it with guys!!! Please please please



  28. Mitch D on May 12, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla did a bit on The Man Show years ago. They had a hidden scale and as women stood on it, their weight would show as they were being asked how much they weighed. It was hilarious! Of course every woman understated her weight some to a ridiculous degree. Of course you can find it on YT look for The Man Show S04 E 19 and be ready to laugh.



  29. Jerry M on May 12, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    At the end of the day, being “fat” is not a life sentence. You can change it if you want. If you do not want to be obese, work out and lose weight. Easy



  30. crystal nicole on May 12, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    I’m confused.



  31. TheBaddestOgre - on May 12, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    The bodybuilder is not 5%. Not even close. 10% or more.



  32. im trying on May 12, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    ok i low key wanna be muscly now



  33. Video Komik on May 12, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    This was fun



  34. Stephanie Nguyen on May 12, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    “i don’t consider myself obese” 😂😂



  35. Techie Fan on May 12, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    I think we all know that one of these girls is actually a man.



  36. RM G on May 12, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    Irene deserves compensation for this god awful video.



  37. I am God on May 12, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    36 is obese not healthy, sorry to burst your bubble.



  38. blogilates on May 12, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    I started planning this video a while ago, and I was very aware of how sensitive this topic was going to be. We needed to find women who were comfortable discussing their weight on camera and we needed to produce this video in the most compassionate way. I didn’t want anyone to run off set crying or upset. I wanted to have an open discussion with real feelings about some real taboo topics.

    I’m currently reading the comments on here and it seems that the feelings on this video are split 50/50. Some people are moved to tears because they’re incredibly touched…and then others are very upset, saying it was a terrible, pointless video meant to make women feel bad about themselves.

    So, what was the point? To show that labels and numbers have as much power as we want to give them. They can make us feel bad. They can make us feel good. Or they can just be data points to guide our next steps. But your health, which includes both your mental health, your physical health as well as your happiness is something that cannot be accurately assessed by any number. A number does it’s best to help medical professionals categorize your health as a starting point, but it’s not the entire story. Health really does look different on everyone.

    This content is meant to make you think. Yeah, it’s uncomfortable, but when did we ever become smarter, better humans by being comfortable all the time? We grow the most when we’re challenged – and I’m talking emotionally challenged too. If this video made you feel a certain way, take a moment to reflect and ask yourself why you feel that way. Can you dig deep and dissect this feeling further? Some of you may find that you need improvement in the area of not letting numbers control your happiness. And others of you may just find that you don’t want a relationship with numbers at all, and that my content didn’t help you achieve that. Both are okay to feel. What’s not okay is calling people derogatory names and spreading hatred. I will never allow that here on my channel.

    Just so you know, each woman was mentally prepped for the shoot and knew that we’d be discussing weight and other sensitive body image topics. Our producer interviewed each woman who was casted one by one and in person, and made sure they were comfortable with the topics before committing to the shoot. The entire Blogifam and the crew was very careful in making sure the women felt good during the entire process, from casting to shoot day to video release. The mental health of each of the women was my first priority.



  39. Lauren Sanchez on May 12, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    The fact the lady said she doesn’t see herself as obese but she knows she not healthy…what?



  40. jah ray on May 12, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    The way this would trigger body dysmorphia whew. A mess



  41. AnalogWinter on May 12, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    Having the smaller two categories only be 4lbs apart and then jumping up 40lbs to the next group seems sort of silly. There should have been some women in the 135lbs to 150lbs range.



  42. Luna Lovegood on May 12, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    That woman with the muscles though.:0



  43. Daisy Fuentes on May 12, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    It was obvious that irene and darlyn would be the same weight



  44. Secre on May 12, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    Ok darlyn
    She is very pretty



  45. Kunal Singh on May 12, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    Nice! 🙏😊😊



  46. Datinary on May 12, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    this looks like jubilee’s recent series they’ve been doing



  47. Transform Your Mind on May 12, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    "How does it feel to be overweight?"
    "Are we doing this right now?"



  48. dancing hal on May 12, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    hello ed community



  49. Donna Yang on May 12, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    I knew it for Irene and Darlene !



  50. brownman on May 12, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    This is the most cringe ass video I’ve ever seen, these women were being nice to not hurt feelings let’s be real. Do this shit with men they’ll be quick to be like bro I’m fat af I know I weigh a lot lol