"I noticed something was wrong when she returned from Japan. She was too thin when she returned and when I told her to eat something, she would say: 'Mom please don't fight with me; there is nothing wrong with me, I'm fine.'"
I was thinking about my all too short foray into the world of modeling. I was thinking about how I almost got caught up in “It.” In what you ask? In the lifestyle that led to the destruction of many young lives. Women who were granted supreme access that bestowed upon them the ability of accomplishing great things.
Oh not great things merely because they were pretty, hell I’m pretty.
These women possessed something intangible in their beauty which belied the tragedy that would befall...Read Full Story
Ana Carolina Reston (before anorexia) Ana Carolina Reston (after)Ana Carolina Reston began modelling in her native Brazil at the age of 13, and was one of the most beautiful models in the world. At 5 feet 8 inches (172 cm), she was a fixture on the covers of fashion magazines and the catwalks of Brazil, Japan, and Hong Kong. Designers loved her...especially Giorgio Armani & Dior, who both featured her in their collections.While in China, in 2004, Ana Carolina was told that she was "too fat...Read Full Story
Karolina Kurkova walks the runway on June 18, 2008, during the Cia Maritima show in Sao Paulo, BrazilWith both designers and the fashion industry moving away from "size 0" models, the recent attacks on Karolina Kurkova for being "too fat" are simply outrageous.Last week, during the Cia Martima show in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Brazilian press skewered 24-year-old, 5' 11" Karolina Kurkova, Czech supermodel and model for Victoria's Secret, for being "too fat" for the catwalk, reporting that...Read Full Story
Following the lead of Italy, France, Spain, and the UK, the fashion industry in Germany has signed an agreement that models appearing in ads and on runways must be 16 years old and have a BMI of 18.5.Let's hope the German fashion industry abides by this agreement. Unfortunately, the fashion industries in the UK, Italy, and France have turned a blind eye to the agreements they signed and continue to use ultra-thin models on the runways.Here's the news report from Germany:"German fashion...Read Full Story
Fashion model Ana Carolina Reston was one individual who suffered from anorexia and died aged 21. Her death was attributed to generalized infection caused by anorexia. As per the media reports, Ana weighed only 88 pounds when she succumbed to anorexia.
Reston’s mother, Miriam, got an indication long before that her daughter Ana had started acquiring eating disorders when she started saying ‘no’ to meals. Miriam was quoted by The Washington Post as saying: “I noticed something was wrong when...Read Full Story
Brazilian model Ana Carolina Reston died on Nov. 14, 2006, in Sao Paulo from a generalized infection caused by anorexia.