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arikara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-12-07 01:00 PM
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48. There is good reason for it

Uruguayan supermodel Luisel Ramos was gaining momentum in her modeling career and strutted her stuff down the catwalk last month to rapturous applause from the audience and fashion industry.

The 22 year old thought she was "making it big" last month after her agency said that she had what it took as long as she lost a few more pounds, which she was doing. In fact, for 3 months she had reportedly eaten nothing but salads and greens and drank only Diet Coke.

Indeed, she did reach the elusive size zero that the fashion world so openly aspires for. But minutes after stepping off the catwalk, she complained she didn't feel well and dropped dead from a heart failure.

These aren't her, but it is what the industry has been demanding. Apparently Luisel Ramos who was tall and lean was told she'd get more work if she was thinner. So she starved herself to death.

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  -Five skinny models barred from Madrid catwalk Swede  Feb-12-07 10:20 AM   #0 
  - Good good good!  mzmolly   Feb-12-07 10:22 AM   #1 
  - wo, what do you think  northzax   Feb-12-07 10:22 AM   #2 
  - The models generally tend to be anorexic when they get that thin.  GreenPartyVoter   Feb-12-07 10:27 AM   #5 
  - and most people who are obese  northzax   Feb-12-07 10:41 AM   #14 
     - Remember this is modelling  Momgonepostal   Feb-12-07 03:13 PM   #65 
     - Actually, I'm sure some people won't like this, but I agree with that --  Katherine Brengle   Feb-12-07 03:14 PM   #67 
  - No discrimination against skinny people - just "discrimination"  Clark2008   Feb-12-07 10:28 AM   #7 
  - and some people are natuarally fat  northzax   Feb-12-07 10:43 AM   #15 
     - You must be a skinny person to have the misconception that most  1monster   Feb-12-07 11:01 AM   #20 
     - no doubt that it is hard to lose weight  northzax   Feb-12-07 11:11 AM   #24 
     - When the obese  Goblinmonger   Feb-12-07 03:00 PM   #57 
        - but this isn't the industry  northzax   Feb-12-07 03:02 PM   #59 
           - That's not what they article said  Goblinmonger   Feb-12-07 03:09 PM   #61 
           - I don't know where you got this idea.  Lurking Dem   Feb-12-07 03:10 PM   #62 
     - That is so true  treestar   Feb-12-07 11:57 AM   #37 
        - Sorry, bs-meter going off.  Katherine Brengle   Feb-12-07 03:20 PM   #69 
           - I worked out a year and weight did not budge  treestar   Feb-12-07 04:13 PM   #72 
     - Interesting points northax  Clinton_Co_Regulator   Feb-12-07 11:09 AM   #22 
     - Sure...  Clark2008   Feb-12-07 11:43 AM   #34 
     - I disagree.  Katherine Brengle   Feb-12-07 03:15 PM   #68 
  - This isn't natural thinness  wryter2000   Feb-12-07 10:32 AM   #9 
  - Karen Carpender comes to mind. She died from a heart ailment  1monster   Feb-12-07 11:04 AM   #21 
     - I thought so, too  wryter2000   Feb-12-07 11:17 AM   #25 
     - Right- these models are thin to the point of being very unhealthy  Beaverhausen   Feb-12-07 11:42 AM   #33 
  - "Discrimination against skinny people is perfectly acceptable"  tridim   Feb-12-07 10:37 AM   #12 
  - I get the same thing from being tall  northzax   Feb-12-07 10:40 AM   #13 
  - Yeah, except tall and skinney  Goblinmonger   Feb-12-07 03:02 PM   #58 
  - There's a difference between naturally thin  laundry_queen   Feb-12-07 10:50 AM   #17 
  - As a kid I was skinny  treestar   Feb-12-07 10:50 AM   #18 
  - I get that crap too, and really catty remarks from fat women  LeftyMom   Feb-12-07 11:21 AM   #27 
  - As a formerly skinny person, I am terribly offended by this  treestar   Feb-12-07 10:52 AM   #19 
  - It's changing standards, not discrimination.  grace0418   Feb-12-07 12:17 PM   #41 
     - doesn't matter  northzax   Feb-12-07 12:22 PM   #44 
        - When people start keeling over dead  Lurking Dem   Feb-12-07 12:40 PM   #45 
        - Well, there *should* be physical requirements for many professions.  grace0418   Feb-12-07 01:08 PM   #49 
        - Neither fatness nor skinniness is a protected class.  SmokingJacket   Feb-12-07 02:04 PM   #51 
           - that isn't what is happening here, though  northzax   Feb-12-07 02:58 PM   #56 
              - It is not the government.  Lurking Dem   Feb-12-07 03:05 PM   #60 
  - They must be giggling with delight!  rock   Feb-12-07 10:26 AM   #3 
  - I'm glad to hear this.  AndyA   Feb-12-07 10:26 AM   #4 
  - You forgot the picture....Damn...They Are skinny...  BlueJazz   Feb-12-07 10:27 AM   #6 
  - Oh my  dogday   Feb-12-07 10:32 AM   #10 
  - You go, Madrid  wryter2000   Feb-12-07 10:30 AM   #8 
  - Actually, The Designers Wanted That For A Long Time  ProfessorGAC   Feb-12-07 10:33 AM   #11 
     - Thanks for the view.  William Bloode   Feb-12-07 10:46 AM   #16 
     - I Didn't Say It Was Right Or Smart  ProfessorGAC   Feb-12-07 11:36 AM   #29 
        - I did not say it was right, or smart either.  William Bloode   Feb-12-07 11:45 AM   #35 
           - Yeah. Go Figure  ProfessorGAC   Feb-12-07 11:51 AM   #36 
           - *giggle* heroic chic....I gotta see that....  TalkingDog   Feb-12-07 12:19 PM   #42 
              - One Word For Me: Duh!  ProfessorGAC   Feb-12-07 12:41 PM   #46 
           - Some stupid rightwinger told me that it was because the designers are gay.  Odin2005   Feb-12-07 02:04 PM   #52 
              - I bet that was more of the rightwingers mind leaking out than he would have liked.  William Bloode   Feb-12-07 02:11 PM   #53 
                 - LOL.  Odin2005   Feb-12-07 02:49 PM   #54 
     - After only 30-40 years! :rollleyes:  raccoon   Feb-12-07 11:11 AM   #23 
        - Exactly My Point  ProfessorGAC   Feb-12-07 11:37 AM   #30 
  - I finally took a look at NY Fashion Week over the weekend.  quiet.american   Feb-12-07 11:20 AM   #26 
  - Can you post some pictures?  wryter2000   Feb-12-07 11:24 AM   #28 
     - Actually that's kind of the point I'm trying to make  tridim   Feb-12-07 11:40 AM   #31 
     - It certainly is a problem  wryter2000   Feb-12-07 12:55 PM   #47 
     - Yes, to clarify, I'm talking about deliberately emaciated vs. slim and trim.  quiet.american   Feb-12-07 11:41 AM   #32 
  - We are talking the "starving" look here, folks. Not just skinny.  kineneb   Feb-12-07 12:01 PM   #38 
  - Make sure it wasn't the Snopes email  LostinVA   Feb-12-07 12:08 PM   #40 
     - saw that one, but here are 1950s models for comparison  kineneb   Feb-12-07 03:13 PM   #66 
  - I wish the fashion industry would just tell me what to believe and think!  Rex   Feb-12-07 12:05 PM   #39 
  - Fine with me.  Bornaginhooligan   Feb-12-07 12:21 PM   #43 
  - There is good reason for it  arikara   Feb-12-07 01:00 PM   #48 
  - This is so wrong. Shame on whatever designer(s) sent her out on the catwalk  Beaverhausen   Feb-12-07 01:58 PM   #50 
  - Jezus Christ  incapsulated   Feb-12-07 02:52 PM   #55 
  - THat's not a real photo, per Snopes  LostinVA   Feb-12-07 03:11 PM   #64 
  - Doesn't really matter  incapsulated   Feb-12-07 03:29 PM   #70 
  - I know starving herself was bad  LostinVA   Feb-12-07 05:13 PM   #76 
  - This one is.  Lurking Dem   Feb-12-07 03:36 PM   #71 
  - Yup -- horrible, that women are doing that to themselves  LostinVA   Feb-12-07 05:16 PM   #77 
  - the photos on snopes are obviously fake  Beaverhausen   Feb-12-07 04:23 PM   #74 
     - some of the real ones to prove a point? arent all that much better than the sick ones n/t  seabeyond   Feb-12-07 04:26 PM   #75 
  - that is sick. just SICK. shame n/t  seabeyond   Feb-12-07 04:16 PM   #73 
  - Restaurant offers skinny models free meals  Lurking Dem   Feb-12-07 03:11 PM   #63 

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