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(January 09, 2007 by support Send DollMail )
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Celebrity dollsI forget who said it, but I once heard that a model is not really a person on the runway, but more of a living coat hanger. With that in mind, it makes sense that the models must all be rather tall, slender, and roughly the same size and shape to ensure clothing drapes beautifully Ė the way it was designed. But is there such a thing as too thin for a model?

Body Woes

The United States has had a great deal of television and news dedicated to the celebrities and models in the spotlight. Apparently there is a tremendous amount of pressure on these young ladies to stay as trim and fit as possible. Unfortunately, many of these women crack under the pressure and chose unhealthy means to reach their target weight. That weight and size might also be extremely unhealthy as well.

The Results

Celebrity dollsUnfortunately, while body image might be a huge consideration for models and celebrities, it has trickled down to those who are not living in the spotlight. Eating disorders and image problems have never received as much press as they have in recent years. Young girls everywhere are getting ill from not eating correctly simply because they want to look like the beauties on the runways and magazines.

Taking Control

Some countries are beginning to take control of the situation, however. Many countries, led by Spain, are beginning to ban models under the age of 16 and of a certain weight. Italy is the latest of the group to be working on a manifesto stating exactly how far is too far for these women.

Celebrity dollsThe countries making the changes are some of the most fashion forward, and it is likely that others will be joining them. In Spain, models must now have a body mass index (BMI) of more than 18.5. This means that they are healthy overall for their height. Underweight models will be banned from the catwalks.

While this regulation might seem a bit silly, or perhaps a long time in coming, it has roots in serious events. A model in Brazil, Ana Carolina Resto, actually died from complications of anorexia. In her desire to stay thin, she brought about her own death. A month before another model, Luisel Ramos, died from heart failure brought on by anorexia. Many of the governments now feel obligated to step in and help put a stop to unhealthy practices on the runway and magazines.

What It Means

Celebrity dollsWhile most of us are not in the group being banned from the catwalk, the new legislation does have an impact on everyone. Instead of being inundated with images of super skinny girls wearing the latest styles, we might actually get to see healthy beauty on television and in magazines.

Perhaps over time the standards will change and we'll get to see more models like Cindy Crawford, Tyra Banks, and others who are more interested in looking healthy and beautiful than skinny and beautiful. It can only be a change for the better to start admiring those who exercise and eat well rather than making celebrities of those simply not eating at all.


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cherriesglitte

22/Female
Tiger, GA
Posted On: June 14, 2008
there is this gurl in my math class and she is skin and bones and can still probly shop in the kids department
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puppyslover

19/Female
Greece, NY
Posted On: October 22, 2007
they hurt people makeing them SOOOOO SKINY! god people STOP IT! :icon1 3: :han g: :ddud e:
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: August 17, 2007
NO MODELS SHOULD NOT BE SKINNY. I THINK PLUS SIZE MODELS R BETTER BCUZ THEY ARENT TRYIN TO BE SUMTHIN THAT THEYRE NOT. LIKE ON AMERICAS NEXT TOP MODEL, LEARNED THAT SUM OF THOSE GURLS ARE TAKIN DIET PILLS AND SUM OF THEM GOT LIPO-SUCTION. IF THEY REALLY KNO THAT MUCH ABOUT BEIN A MODEL,THEN THEY SHOULD KNO NOT TO DO THAT STUFF BCUZ THAT NOT WAT MODELS R ALL ABOUT
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reina4

16/Female
Trinidad And Tobago
Posted On: July 16, 2007
should punks wear soooooooooooo much black mackup

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animehype

19/Female
Alexandria, VA
Posted On: June 1, 2007
they r 2 skinny period.
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Claire_Love

25/Female
Westville, FL
Posted On: March 17, 2007
i think they should put on about 5 kg on, cause some of them can get embarresed when something happen's, most of the model's get knee injuries or ankle injuries. Or could end up falling on the red carpet, they are not made to have high heels on when they are 28 or 30 kg on, it's not my fault cause they are tripping everywhere. I used to be 28 kg and now 42.7 kg, really and no one teases me. I think they are scared of being teased or somethin
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Mimiruyumi

104/Female
Penn Valley, CA
Posted On: March 8, 2007
Fashion models should remain skinny and somtimes girls who are models cant help being so skinny
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corky8rox

21/Female
Canada
Posted On: March 8, 2007
ur right...they are a bit to skinny for it to seem normal. Its making girls think they have to be that way...which leads to all the other problems we have today...but think about it....nobody wants to look at a fat model...I mean...come on....but i agree they could eat maybe a chocolate bar now and then...
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Fresh_baby101

24/Female
Brooklyn, NY
Posted On: February 12, 2007
it does not matter if they are thin or not what matters is what who they are,and my opinion is that models are pretty and i dont care how small or thin they are
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girlygirl_6_1

20/Female
Posted On: February 12, 2007
i tink models should be a healthy weight like u said and u are totally right i'm glad spain and italy are banning models that are a certain weight!!!
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baby_gurl_tosh

22/Female
Hutchinson, KS
Posted On: January 31, 2007
I think models should be thin, because it is a better look.
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padawancub

23/Female
Hopkinsville, KY
Posted On: January 20, 2007
Models are far too skinny. I remember being teased b/c I wasn't super-model skinny as a young girl, and am still teased occasionally because of that. I'm only 16, going on 17 in April. I hate how people, girls especially, judge other girls by how skinny or not-so-skinny they are. If a girl is not-so-skinny (like me) it's assumed that they are lazy and not attractive and don't have feelings and can go to hell.

I think that healthy girls should be put on the catwalk or whatever it is, so that people who are not super-model skinny won't be teased as often.

Great article!!
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olly_090

20/Female
Australia
Posted On: January 20, 2007
they're normal,unlike YOU!
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olly_090

20/Female
Australia
Posted On: January 20, 2007
kim ur a loser! models and celebrities are so not thin!!!!
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olly_090

20/Female
Australia
Posted On: January 20, 2007
models and celebrities are so not thin! they're normal!
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