Anorexia: Models That Died

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Models that died from Anorexia Nervosa and eating disorders Ana Carolina Reston She was young, happy and beautiful. She was successful in her modelling career, walking runways all over the world, in various fashion weeks. Her downward spiral into the pit of anorexia began in 2004, in China. She was told that she was ‘too fat’ despite being of a healthy weight and height for a working model. Her weight plummeted to 40kg, making her Body Mass Index (BMI) an unhealthy 13.4. On the 14th of November 2006, she passed away from complications due to kidney failure that was a result of her eating disorder. She was only 21, and her modelling career had only just begun. After her death, the fashion industry was only more aware of the severity of…show more content…
But others feel like the modelling industry has done no wrong, and the problem is ‘created’ by others who are not the same as models and are envious of their looks. The modelling industry is all about dreams and illusions, and while the dreams and fantasies of perfection have changed over the years of human existence, the fantasy right now is to be thin. But does that have to change? Is the modelling industry due for change anytime soon? Bibliography AOL News, December 30, 2010. The Tragic Life and Death of Anorexic Model-Actress Isabelle Caro. Retrieved from http://www.aolnews.com/2010/12/30/the-tragic-life-and-death-of-anorexic-model-actress-isabelle-car/ on September 4, 2012. Associated Press. December 30, 2011. Isabelle Caro dies after anorexia struggle | Society | guardian.co.uk. Retrieved from http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/dec/30/isabelle-caro-dies-model-anorexia on September 4, 2012. Bay, C. September 9, 2010. Madrid Bans Skinny Models from the Runway | On This Day In Fashion. Retrieved from http://onthisdayinfashion.com/?p=5234 on September 4, 2012. BBC, December 29, 2010. BBC News – ‘No Anorexia’ model Isabelle Caro dies aged 28. Retrieved from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12091475 on September 4, 2012. Beckford, M. February 15, 2007. Sister of tragic ‘size zero’ model found dead –
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