The Dangers for Models of Being Overly Skinny

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“My lips and fingers were blue because I was so thin that my heart was struggling to pump blood around my body”, said teen model fashion Georgina (Carroll 1). The new skinny has become excessively scrawny. Is it definitely not normal for today’s society models to walk around with blue fingers starving themselves until their organs start failing! As for the model agencies, they couldn’t care less of the pressure and dangerous practices they put the models through in order for them to stay thin for the runway. Even fashion Designers continue to produce the smallest couture sample sizes and scout for the slimiest bodies to wear the designs not aware of the consequences of the pressure they not only put on models, but on the society girls to look like these starving models. And when the models continue to get offers from the most important fashion industries like Prada, it motivates them to keep doing what they are doing to stay in the shape they are in (Carroll 1). But little did the outside world know what this pressure had on the models and what they were doing to their bodies to peruse their modeling careers. Many people look at the model’s bodies and wish they were that skinny, many fashion designers want those small bodies to represent their collection on their runway show, and many fashion editors want those bodies to be on their front page magazines. Many of these people don’t stop and think about how the models are able to get and maintain such bodies. Brandi Koskie has been tracking diets for a long time and she thought she has heard about every crazy fad diet, but then she came across the worst of them all, the ‘cotton ball diet’ (Neporent 1). Except this crazy diet wasn’t even a die... ... middle of paper ... ...her organs were failing. But fashion designers still queued up to book her. Now she's telling her story to shame the whole industry." Daily Mail 2 10 2013, n. pag. Web. 16 Feb. 2014. . Neporent, Liz. "Dangerous Diet Trend: The Cotton Ball Diet." ABC News [New York] 21 Nov 2013, n. pag. Web. 16 Feb. 2014. . Marano, Hara Estroff. "THE SKINNY SWEEPSTAKES." In the push for achievement, the perfect body is now part of the perfect resume. Deprived of an internal compass, girls compete to be "hottest," turning colleges into incubators of eating disorders. Feb 2008: n. page. Web. 16 Feb. 2014. .

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