Fashionably starved

I am quite certain my lineage bears an unfortunate heritage, my ancestors were probably rough mountain people, with big butts and strong appetites. That would definitely explain why I genetically received such an endless hunger and such countless cravings every day. When I was a teenager, in order to keep a reasonable feminine figure, I would only eat 2 times a day, very tiny portions, no bread, no sweets, no meat (that's right) and perform significant cardio for, at least, 20 minutes daily. My personal weight record is 53 kg at 170cm, and I am very certain I would have never been able to weight any less than that. My point is, I know what, starving to look good, means. Nevertheless I was deeply touched by the sad, sad stories of some famous models who died, because they obstinately wanted to become thinner and thinner.



Ana Carolina Reston is one of them, she was only 21 when, distressed because some famous idiot designer referred to her as being "too fat", she started a 3 month diet of tomatoes and apples. She died of kidney malfunction  after 3 months and a half, weighting 41 kg.





Isabelle Caro is a french model who died last year at 28 years old after a 15 year battle with anorexia. Until the last day of her life she encouraged young girls to ignore the public general idea that thinner is beautiful.


She was the image of a "no anorexia" campaign.


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22 comments:

Whisppy said...

OMG. The poor girls. The shit-headed designer should be charged for murder.

love 2 type said...

i'm 45 kg at 149 cm. my lineage are skinny people so i dont worry about getting fat. these models doesn't look beautiful at all to me.

unikorna said...

Oh happy you...mean skinny girl :).

robert said...

that's sad really...they look sickly not my idea of what a woman should look like...

Aerie-el said...

That old adage of 'you can never be too rich or too thin' is alive and well, while models (and others) die. Tragic.

dianadouglas said...

This is a disease--both mental & physical--made worse by the fashion industry giving women a twisted view of what they should look like. And even though I know this is disease, I can't help wonder how anyone can do this to themself. It's enough to make you cry.

Mhar's Display said...

Looking at those ribs poking out makes me sad. And knowing that these models died because of dieting, is worse.

Marms

Laila Knight said...

They are not even cute. That's gross, seriously. Men tell me all the time they prefer women with a little meat in their bones. Those skinny things only appeal to teenagers until they see the light. :)

Lora R. Rivera said...

Oh these are horrible pictures and terribly sad stories! Our culture does propagate a "be thin to be beautiful" ideal. It's sad these women and many others, girls too, take it so far.

Pinay Scribbles said...

there are also quite a number of male celebrities suffering from anorexia.
i hate eating. i usually eat like once a day... even before i had a child, i was only 39kg at 160cm. Now I'm like 45kg! I'm hoping to gain a few more and reach 50. :)

Ratty said...

All sad stories. None of these women look normal. It would seem logical to me that a more normal look would be more attractive, but I guess that's not the normal thought.

Sissym said...

My sister's friend had diet craze, she served as a bad example for his only daughter. So her daughter began suffering from anorexia at 12. The girl was hospitalized many times in the emergency. Today she is 19 years but remains a battle between life and death.

Cheers!

Gayle said...

I remember reading about a 13 year old who died this way. Broke my heart. There needs to be emphasis on health not weight. Some doctors even look at the numbers not the person.

Julie from Momspective said...

Okay EW. I want to drop five pounds but that's just creepy. No man wants to have that. There's nothing to grab!

D said...

This is so SO sad. I think the important thing to think about is not how horrible they look, though. I mean, If someone was dying from any other disease, we would not be talking about how unattractive that person is. These women lost a battle with a serious disease that, in many cases, not only goes untreated but also unacknowledged.

And yes, I here the argument that there disease is mental but that does not, as the pictures above prove, negate its devastating effects.

Okay, I'm done being preachy.

D said...

oops, hear not here. Sigh.

Botanist said...

And the sick joke is that none of these models look even remotely attractive. Ironically, GROSS is the word that comes to mind.

David Michaelangelo Silva said...

I have no idea how anyone finds models attractive. Most (traditional) models have very few of the features that make women, women (sexy hips, breasts, butt, curves etc.) Without these attributes they are basically men - minus the "business parts". How is this considered attractive and how did this come to be the norm for models? I just don't get it!

Petro Neagu said...

I am very impressed by this post and truly shaken by those girls' stories. I too went down to 51kg at 1.68, I looked amazing by my opinion but now I realize it was a big risk. I'll never do that again, the line between health and sickness is very thin.
Thank you for this post.

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Grace said...

Several countries, including France, the fashion capital of the world, have banned super skinny models.

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