i’m a model. i am not super skinny, but i am certainly not fat. actually, some people would call me ‘too’ skinny, but they would be wrong. i have a 24 inch waist, and i am 5’10. my bmi is 18.
i come from europe, but i travel to america for work constantly. as soon as i leave LA or New York… EVERYBODY IS HUGE. i hate to generalise, but it’s true. 2/3 of your country is obese. not even just overweight… OBESE. yes there is a body image issue in this country, but its about the wrong end of the spectrum. we don’t need a national revival of ‘plus-size’ or ‘average’ women. the american ‘average’ is 200% larger than it needs to be.
there ARE models who are too skinny, yes. but the AVERAGE american needs to lose far more weight than the average model needs to gain. since i started modelling, i’ve started exercising everyday, eating incredibly healthily, and generally treating my body like it should be. can people please get over their hypocrisy about celebrities and models setting a bad body image… YOU should be learning from US, if anything! to chose the lesser of two evils, it’s better to eat 3 salads a day than 3 burgers
the only reason there is such a stigma behind ‘too skinny celebs’, is because american fatties want to distract from their heinous lifestyle. i don’t feel sorry for you, put down the burger and stop protesting for ‘real models’. its better to be 10lbs underweight than 150lbs overweight