Skin and Bones: The World of Modeling

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Walking down the runways fierce and bold wearing the wings of angels and enough lingerie to make a man drool, their heels clanking loudly as they take big strides down the cat walk, and striking a pose at the end. Models are beautiful, bold and fierce; and according to most people, they have all the confidence in the world. What people do not know, are all the difficulties that models go through every day to keep up the portrayed “model” image. A lot of models battle with eating disorders and have various health issues due to the weight limitations they are put under. There should be no weight limitations on models due to the extreme sicknesses and health problems they will endure trying to reach the set criteria be perfect models. Models, looking so malnourished, gives an idea to women that they need to be as skinny as the models they see. If there were no weight limitations set for models, then they would not have to worry about maintaining a specific weight or have to be unhealthy in order to model. Models are constantly being judged, they are put on covers of magazines and broadcasted on TV for all to see. They can not be too fat, too skinny, too ugly or too pretty; they have to be perfect or else people will not want to buy the product companies are trying to sell. Being very thin might look good in pictures, but in reality it is very damaging to the body and can cause serious health issues. “Yes… I was doing my makeup in the mirror one day, and she was watching me. She was about eight at the time. I looked at her and said, ‘Hey. What’s going on?’ She just looked at me and said, ‘I think I want to stop eating so I can look like you.’ It just broke my heart.”(Bisutti 8). Most modeling industries will have a part... ... middle of paper ... ..., and also goes to the gym. She has never resorted to starving herself or skipping meals in order to lose more weight. If modeling industries had that same mentality as Jennifer Lawrence, then their models would look and feel healthier. They would not have to make their models starve themselves in order to look good for a magazine cover, instead they could introduce the girls to a healthier and more efficient way of losing weight. Works Cited Bisutti, Kylie, I’m No Angel: From Victoria’s Secret Model to Role Model. Tyndale House Publishers Inc. Aagerup, Ulf. "The Influence of Real Women in Advertising on Mass Market Fashion Brand Perception." Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management 15.4 (2011): 486-502. Print. Nordqvist, Christian. "Eating Disorders Among Fashion Models Rising." Medical News Today. MediLexicon, Intl., 8 Jul. 2007. Web.3 Apr. 2014

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