A new study has revealed that almost 100% of fashion models at every huge agency in the world are extremely underweight. Do you think too-skinny models should be banned from working?
Models just keep getting skinnier! A new study reveals that out of 3,000 model surveyed from huge agencies, 94% of them are underweight to a super unhealthy extent. Get all of the details right here.
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Per the NY Post, A Danish group called DreamModels.dk did a survey about Body Mass Indexes for models, gathering data including height, bust size, hip and waist measurements from models via public info on the modeling agencies’ websites. Sites don’t list the models’ weights, though, so DreamModels used a “body visualizer” system to calculate how heavy each model is.
Out of the 3,000 models surveyed, the study found that only 75 had a healthy BMI (between 18.5 and 25)! According to the data, an average model weighs 199 pounds, has a BMI of 17.3 and is 5 foot 10. So scary.
As we previously told you, designers like Victoria Beckham have been slammed for using too-skinny models in their fashion shows. During Sept. 2015 Fashion Week in NYC, fans took to social media to criticize the models Victoria used, saying they were like “skeletons” and looked “unhealthily thin”. Victoria actually reportedly banned 12 models from walking in one of her shows in 2010, opting instead to employ “healthy girls who look ‘realistic’ to encourage a positive image to impressionable teens,” meaning that any size zeros were allegedly off limits. Industry standards seem to have caused her to revert to the norm by 2016, though.
Hopefully this new study will bring even more awareness to the issue, and encourage designers to employ women at healthier weights in their shows and campaigns.
HollywoodLifers, do you think models who are too skinny shouldn’t be allowed to work? Tell us what you think about this new study.