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Models rejected because they are too skinny

Lee
02-11-2007, 09:51 PM
A BIG THUMBS UP FOR THE ORGANISATION!!!!

http://phoenix.cox.net/cci/entertainmentnews/national?_mode=view&_state=maximized&view=article&id=D8N7OHR01&_action=validatearticle

Top Spanish Fashion Show Pasarela Cibeles Rejects 5 of 69 Models As Being Too Skinny


02-11-2007 2:20 PM
By HAROLD HECKLE, Associated Press Writer

MADRID, Spain -- The organizers of Spain's top annual fashion show on Sunday rejected five out of 69 fashion models as being too thin to appear in this year's event, acting on a decision to bar underweight women from the catwalk.

The show, known as the Pasarela Cibeles, decided in September 2005 not to allow women below a body mass to height ratio of 18 to take part.

One of the rejected models had only reached a ratio of 16, the equivalent of being 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing less than 110 pounds, said Dr. Susana Monereo, of Madrid Getafe hospital's endocrinology and nutrition department, who along with two other doctors was in charge of assessing the models.

Monereo said this represented "extreme thinness."

Three of the five models turned away were not Spanish, Monereo said.

The five models had come from working at a New York fashion show and two of them had taken part in 25 shows before flying to Madrid for the assessment, said Leonor Perez Pita, director of Pasarela Cibeles.

"It could be that they lost weight during that period," Perez Pita said.

She said the Madrid show's aim was to convey a message of "health and beauty."

"Five hundred people will see them here, but through television it'll make it six million, and a young girl may think it's a definition of beauty and may even make herself ill as a result."

The model Raquel Brel, who at 5 feet 11 1/2 inches tall and nearly 135 pounds, passed the assessment, said she agreed with the terms imposed by the show.

"Excessively thin models aren't good for society and don't correspond with reality," said Brel, adding she knew of models who only ate an apple a day while working.

"There are more models who eat little than those whose weight is naturally low," Brel said.

Carlita
02-11-2007, 10:10 PM
:yeah:

Neely
02-11-2007, 10:51 PM
Sure, why not?! I don't think too skinny adds to your beauty and I can understand they don't want this extreme either.

CooCooCachoo
02-11-2007, 10:56 PM
Didn't they do the same last year?

Mistaflava
02-11-2007, 11:23 PM
AS long as they kick out all the PLUS SIZE models too, there should be no problem.

sondraj06
02-12-2007, 12:37 AM
great, women who make themselves that skinny make me sick, but I feel bad for anyone who is naturally that thin, then I think about it and a lot of those girls who really believe their naturally thin, think that while sticking a thoothbrush down their throats and gagging on dinner.

Choupi
02-12-2007, 06:50 AM
Great decision. But I'm afraid it's only gonna be a drop into the ocean. They can ban "too skinny" models but as long as mentalities all around won't evolve, the issue will remain the same. But it's already a start...

Joyce_23
02-12-2007, 10:19 AM
That's good to hear, it may not help much but at least people have been discussing this issue lately. The average looking model looks scary these days and it's really a shame that young girls grow up while thinking that they need to look like that to be considered pretty.

Black Adam
02-12-2007, 02:04 PM
Good move.:worship: :hatoff: In some cases anorexia is just so ridiculous! There was this Brazilian model who weighed only 88 pounds (40 something kgs) and had been eating only tomatoes and apples for 2 months before dying:rolleyes: What image do these women give to our society?? They bring nothing but suffering to female teens. Worst of all is they think they are attractive but most men would rather have bodily woman rather than some skin and bones.

jeahhh!
02-13-2007, 01:45 AM
Its a good start!

mtw
02-13-2007, 11:07 AM
A BIG THUMBS UP FOR THE ORGANISATION!!!!

http://phoenix.cox.net/cci/entertainmentnews/national?_mode=view&_state=maximized&view=article&id=D8N7OHR01&_action=validatearticle

Top Spanish Fashion Show Pasarela Cibeles Rejects 5 of 69 Models As Being Too Skinny


02-11-2007 2:20 PM
By HAROLD HECKLE, Associated Press Writer

MADRID, Spain -- The organizers of Spain's top annual fashion show on Sunday rejected five out of 69 fashion models as being too thin to appear in this year's event, acting on a decision to bar underweight women from the catwalk.

The show, known as the Pasarela Cibeles, decided in September 2005 not to allow women below a body mass to height ratio of 18 to take part.

One of the rejected models had only reached a ratio of 16, the equivalent of being 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing less than 110 pounds, said Dr. Susana Monereo, of Madrid Getafe hospital's endocrinology and nutrition department, who along with two other doctors was in charge of assessing the models.

Monereo said this represented "extreme thinness."

Three of the five models turned away were not Spanish, Monereo said.

The five models had come from working at a New York fashion show and two of them had taken part in 25 shows before flying to Madrid for the assessment, said Leonor Perez Pita, director of Pasarela Cibeles.

"It could be that they lost weight during that period," Perez Pita said.

She said the Madrid show's aim was to convey a message of "health and beauty."

"Five hundred people will see them here, but through television it'll make it six million, and a young girl may think it's a definition of beauty and may even make herself ill as a result."

The model Raquel Brel, who at 5 feet 11 1/2 inches tall and nearly 135 pounds, passed the assessment, said she agreed with the terms imposed by the show.

"Excessively thin models aren't good for society and don't correspond with reality," said Brel, adding she knew of models who only ate an apple a day while working.

"There are more models who eat little than those whose weight is naturally low," Brel said.

Yes, you know, this article is very precious. The point is, that the model must weigh precisely so, to not to fall dawn under the weight of clothes. It is called the biological test.

Pfloyd
02-13-2007, 07:23 PM
Madrid's fashion show rocks!.

Well done.

LK_22
02-13-2007, 08:33 PM
It's a start :yeah: why do models have to be stick thin anyway? :shrug:

joeb_uk
02-13-2007, 10:10 PM
Hopefully soon we will see more normal looking models, not ones who mostly have the body of a 8 year old child :tape: I also think the ones saying "naturally thin" is a problem too. I mean, it’s like they are using this as an excuse for being unhealthily underweight. No matter how you achieve that weight, there is a problem. It’s all over the place recently about underweight celebs on the TV, I hope the actual models also take notice and change their minds.

celia
02-14-2007, 02:15 AM
if designers designed for all body types and put all shapes and sizes on the runway in the first place, this would not be necessary. but when part of the job description is thinness, of course models are going to make themselves anorexic.

no wait, it's their parents fault, says Gisele Bundchen!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16710684/

Angle Queen
02-14-2007, 02:34 AM
Hmmm, my BMI is only 16. :scratch:

Guess I won't be applying for any of those gigs.




hehe...I don't have the face or figure for it :p

Lee
02-14-2007, 04:02 AM
Hmmm, my BMI is only 16. :scratch:

Guess I won't be applying for any of those gigs.




hehe...I don't have the face or figure for it :p

:eek:

But you have N@ :inlove:

lau
02-14-2007, 11:30 AM
Hmmm, my BMI is only 16. :scratch:

Guess I won't be applying for any of those gigs.




hehe...I don't have the face or figure for it :p

Do you have problems losing weight?
I have a friend whose BMI is usually between 16 and 18, but she has to take a lot of care of herself because she starts to have health problems when she loses a lot of weight. She has got a doctor (she is a doctor too) that helps her and eats absolutely everything and all the time (bitch! :lol: ). She can´t spend 2 hours without eating because she starts feeling dizzy. Gaining weight makes her really happy :lol: and, as many woman who complain about being fat infront of the mirror, she complains about being too skinny. And, believe it or not, she has some problems finding clothes when she goes shopping, specially because she is 1,6 meters, so she is really petite.


http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/second-model-sister-dies-of-malnutrition/2007/02/14/1171405285731.html
That is a sad story.
BTW, the family and some people who knew them claim they didn´t have any eating disorder. It´s a sad story anyway.

Second model sister dies of 'malnutrition'
A teenage Uruguayan model has died from apparent malnutrition, just six months after her elder model sister died from from heart failure caused by malnutrition.

The woman, identified as Eliana Ramos, 18, was found dead in her home in Montevideo by relatives, local television reported.

Preliminary examinations indicated sudden death caused by malnutrition, the report said.

Her sister, 22-year-old Luisel Ramos, died of heart failure in August while performing a catwalk show at a Montevideo hotel.

Her death sparked a new debate within the modelling industry over "0-sized" models.

Other deaths of models have been reported in Brazil, most recently in November.

DPA

Angle Queen
02-14-2007, 12:32 PM
Do you have problems losing weight?
I have a friend whose BMI is usually between 16 and 18, but she has to take a lot of care of herself because she starts to have health problems when she loses a lot of weight. She has got a doctor (she is a doctor too) that helps her and eats absolutely everything and all the time (bitch! :lol: ). She canīt spend 2 hours without eating because she starts feeling dizzy. Gaining weight makes her really happy :lol: and, as many woman who complain about being fat infront of the mirror, she complains about being too skinny. And, believe it or not, she has some problems finding clothes when she goes shopping, specially because she is 1,6 meters, so she is really petite.I do have to be careful to eat enough. I have a 7-month old...gained 24 lbs while pregnant...and now weigh less than I did before I got pregnant (I nursed for months).

The light-headedness of your friend means she's probably "hypoglycemic" -- the opposite of being diabetic (which is "hyperglycemic"). And yes, it's common for those of us with that problem to have to eat lots of small meals or snacks during the day.

I also have trouble finding clothes that fit. I'm also 1,7m and the clothes in that size...are often for young girls...not a 40-year old professional. :(

Angle Queen
02-14-2007, 12:35 PM
:eek:

But you have N@ :inlove::haha:

At the height of my pregnancy, my BMI was barely....20.

mtw
02-14-2007, 12:49 PM
Do you have problems losing weight?
I have a friend whose BMI is usually between 16 and 18, but she has to take a lot of care of herself because she starts to have health problems when she loses a lot of weight. She has got a doctor (she is a doctor too) that helps her and eats absolutely everything and all the time (bitch! :lol: ). She can´t spend 2 hours without eating because she starts feeling dizzy. Gaining weight makes her really happy :lol: and, as many woman who complain about being fat infront of the mirror, she complains about being too skinny. And, believe it or not, she has some problems finding clothes when she goes shopping, specially because she is 1,6 meters, so she is really petite.
DPA

Is this friend - Jay-Jay?
I knew a patient, who was 1,68 and her weight was 25 kg. She had anorexy. When I exemined her I felt by palpation something hard in her belly. It seemed to be a tumor / abscess or something like that. But it was a part of vertebral column. It is terrible to say, like slim she was. And when she became a sausage, then she divided it into 20 parts, to cheat us, that she eats all. And when our therapie succeded and she put on weight about 6 kg during one week, she went to scale very oft to check, wheather she is not too fett. It is terrible disease. She graduated technical university before she was taken ill with anorexy. I'm not sure, what was happened later, but I've heard that she died, because of endocarditis.

lau
02-14-2007, 03:04 PM
Is this friend - Jay-Jay?
stop it with your obsession


The light-headedness of your friend means she's probably "hypoglycemic"
yes ;) But she also has a diet to gain weight.

Jelena
02-14-2007, 03:17 PM
Just found at my provider a news that again a model died because of anorexia. I'm gonna translate the important parts of the news...


Model dies because of anorexia

Again a model died because of anorexia. The 18-year-old Eliana Ramos from Uruguay died of starvation, national Uruguayan medias report under reference to doctors in the capital Montevideo. Her sister, also a model, collapsed in last August at age 22 after a fashion show in Montevideo. The cause of death was a cardiac infarction because of malnutrition. Anorexia is in South American countries a widely spread disease.

Already in the last year Eliana Ramos' sister, Luisel Ramos died while a fashion show on heart failure. She didn't eat for several days before the show in a hotel in Montevideo, the Spanish newspaper "El País" quoted her father......

My first thought was: They will never learn it. :rolleyes:

mtw
02-14-2007, 03:18 PM
stop it with your obsession


yes ;) But she also has a diet to gain weight.

I'm sorry. I hope, that all is o'k' with J.J. and she/he can eat normally. Besides I don't take care about JJ specially. I suppose, that she/he must be terrible person and worse, than I am.

lau
02-14-2007, 03:54 PM
I'm sorry. I hope, that all is o'k' with J.J. and she/he can eat normally. Besides I don't take care about JJ specially. I suppose, that she/he must be terrible person and worse, than I am.

1- my friend doesn´t have an eating disorder, she has to keep an eye on her weight because she was born with a special metabolism.

2- Jay-Jay, me and other members posted our photos in Coria´s forum and you even created a thread here to bitch about it, so, you should know whether Jay-Jay is a woman or a man.

*sigh*
I don´t even know why I´m taking you seriously..., I guess I should stop doing it...

Black Adam
02-14-2007, 07:08 PM
:rolleyes:Pathetic, these fools are never going to learn the lesson are they?

NeverSayDie
02-14-2007, 07:25 PM
And there will be more.......

lau
02-14-2007, 08:17 PM
Anorexia is in South American countries a widely spread disease.
I would like to know the basis for such an statement. I don´t think it´s more frequent in SA countries than in other countries (if that´s widely spread), but then, I might be wrong I guess....



My first thought was: They will never learn it. :rolleyes:
:rolleyes:Pathetic, these fools are never going to learn the lesson are they?


Unfortunately, it´s not something you "learn".

cobalt60
02-14-2007, 09:11 PM
I would like to know the basis for such an statement. I donīt think itīs more frequent in SA countries than in other countries (if thatīs widely spread), but then, I might be wrong I guess....





Unfortunately, itīs not something you "learn".

There was a thread about the young woman who died in Brazil so there is some info in there that I posted but noted that some forgot to read it;) It is not something you learn; you are so right Lau ( but then you are such a smartie :hug: ) It is a disease folks and one can debate all night which came first; the chicken or the egg. Meaning the model or the industry. Take your pick as they "feed" off each other. And yes the pun was intended.

mtw
02-15-2007, 04:06 PM
1- my friend doesnīt have an eating disorder, she has to keep an eye on her weight because she was born with a special metabolism.

2- Jay-Jay, me and other members posted our photos in Coriaīs forum and you even created a thread here to bitch about it, so, you should know whether Jay-Jay is a woman or a man.

*sigh*
I donīt even know why Iīm taking you seriously..., I guess I should stop doing it...

Yes, but the subject was anorexy. Special metabolism problem was not considered.
I'm sorry, I have not seen all photos, because it is not very interesting to woman looking for another women. I thought, that it is a man.

nevenez
07-02-2014, 02:17 PM
It's a start :yeah: why do models have to be stick thin anyway? :shrug:

That's only the case in fashion modelling, in other parts of modelling the women aren't stick thin, anyway from what some people have told me the reason lies in the fact the clothes fit better on tall skinny people.