It's no secret that people look to the stars for tips on how to slim down. But we didn't expect that a former late-night talk-show host would be the diet guru of choice for some Americans.
We asked Google for the most uniquely searched celebrity diet by state in 2015. Turns out the fine people of Louisiana look to David Letterman for nutritional wisdom. Letterman (who is from Indiana, not Louisiana) has long followed the no-nonsense advice of Louis Aronne, a New York obesity specialist who advocates satiety-promoting foods — filled with fiber and protein — for weight loss.
Overall, actors' diets were the most sought-after, followed by singers ... and Kardashians. The family reigned in four states. Kourtney Kardashian's organic and gluten-free diet was favored in Delaware, while Rob Kardashian (who lost 50 pounds following a high-protein and low-carb diet) topped Google searches in Montana, and "Kardashian diet secrets" took over Florida.
Model Kendall Jenner, the half-sister of Kourtney and Rob, was number one in Vermont. (In case you're wondering, she favors lean protein, fruits and vegetables, and "detox green tea.") Surprisingly, the original reality star — Kim — didn't top the list anywhere.
The diets of slim female celebrities were sought after many states. In Kansas, people wanted to know about Jennifer Lawrence's smoothies. New Yorkers searched for Victoria Beckham's diet, Californians for Taylor Swift's, and Minnesotans for Lady Gaga's. Out of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, an overwhelming 42 looked to female celebrities for weight loss advice.