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Miscellaneous items of interest.
Jen Hunter from Make me a Supermodel
I previously talked about Jen Hunter, the British grossly-obese-by-fashion world-standards contestant, who was the public favorite in the Make me a Supermodel contest but the judges’ nightmare. Because of her refusal to diet, she impressed a mainstream modeling agency – Cape London Model Management – to sign her up. This agency even managed to get her work as the face of Nokia (cellphones) and Avon (cosmetics), but no catwalk work, of course, and this eventually prompted Jen Hunter to quit the agency and join one for plus-size models, Excel Models, even though she is a size 12 (U.K.).
Heidi Klum stands up for the fashion industry
About a month ago, Heidi Klum defended the fashion industry against the charge that it promotes eating disorders in young women. She noted:
It’s up to the viewer to see it for what it is and to be realistic; not many people can look like this.
Everyone has to look in the mirror and say, ‘This is who I am’ and be happy.
Klum offered useless advice to teenage girls in the business: make it a point to eat healthily. If they eat well, a number are bound to lose their jobs because of weight gain.
Here are the interesting passages from the report:
Klum herself came close to developing an eating disorder during the earlier stages of her modeling career. However, she claims that she never wanted to become skinny for the sake of competing against others on the catwalk, adding that the more she tried to lose weight, the harder it was to keep her mind off of food.
“They’d say, ‘You have to lose weight’, and I’d be like, ‘All I can think about is muffins!’ I wasn’t prepared to starve myself to be edgy,” Heidi Klum told People magazine last month. Now, she is among the World’s 15 highest-earning supermodels, according to Forbes magazine.
Heidi Klum admits, ‘“They’d say, ‘You have to lose weight’...’ and then tells the models to eat healthily! What is this? It isn’t the models’ fault.
Another example of the creativity that is observed in the fashion world: