Friday, May 16, 2008

This Woman is Considered Too Fat!

By the clothing design industry, that is. Teenage model Alexandra Michael also says that her hair is falling out in clumps, she hasn't had her period in over a year, and suffering from extremely low energy levels. All of those are signs of severe malnutrition, by the way. And she's not alone. The modeling industry is continuing to hold onto its opinions that the "waif look" is what people find attractive (I sure don't!) and what sells. Thing is, though, the waifs are falling ill, suffering from eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia and, in some cases, dying. By way of comparison, "The average American woman is 5-foot-4 and weighs 163 pounds. The average supermodel is between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-11 and weighs no more than 125 pounds." You can read the rest of the article here.

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