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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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lizard_eye

21/Female
Slovakia
Posted On: January 9, 2007
DID U KNOW THAT THE AVERAGE SIZE FOR TEEN GIRLS AND WOMEN IN THE USA ISN'T A 2 OR EVEN A 4 ITS A 12!!!!!!!!! SO WHY DON'T THEY HAVE MODELS FOR REAL PPL!!!!!!!!!
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virtugirl333

22/Female
Baltimore, MD
Posted On: January 9, 2007
I ope we join up w/ Span & Itly. It sonds like a good idea.
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preciouspinkpu

20/Female
Schuylkill Haven, PA
Posted On: January 9, 2007
I think there should be every size model bc then they aren't letting anyone die bc of their weight.
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OragamiSauce

26/Female
Wake Village, TX
Posted On: January 9, 2007
there's like what, one plus size model? The media needs to realize that not evey female is skinny, and that there are women out there with 'meat on their bones'.

I once did a report on the MIss America/MIss Universe/etc... contestants- most of them were underweight.
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blubbernugget1

20/Female
Boca Raton, FL
Posted On: January 9, 2007
its stupid to be a skinny anarexic thing just so you can wear new clothes you can wear new clothes even if you're not like that
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cornelia_weasl

23/Female
Erwin, TN
Posted On: January 9, 2007
People think I don't eat enough. Which isn't true. But what is true that I don't eat very healthy. I'm not underweight but I need to gain at least 15 lbs.
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lizard_eye

21/Female
Slovakia
Posted On: January 9, 2007
UR ALL BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! haha
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RKD

19/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: January 9, 2007
if a lot of models are really thin it makes other people depressed I think some models should vary in shapes and sizes

thrid comment!
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YouWithTheFace

21/Female
Netherlands, The
Posted On: January 9, 2007
it's stupid. People died because they wanted to be thin. And if you can see their bones, it is ugly too.
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cali_gal

25/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: January 9, 2007
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