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Posh Spice says no to size zeros modeling her jeans!
February 19th, 2007 under The Beckhams, Thin Models Bad. [ Comments: none ]

 

VICTORIA BECKHAM is showing zero tolerance for ultra-thin models — and has banned them from promoting her fashion label. Yes, that’s right. Size zero Posh — who can make skinny jeans look baggy — does not want women like her to model her new denim range. Instead the ex SPICE GIRL has hired curvy girls such as DANIELLA SARAHYBA for the job. The former pin up for Sports Illustrated mag is well known in the industry for being slightly bigger than the usual catwalk strutters. Some cynics say Victoria has picked curvy women so she will look better standing next to them when she launches the brand in LA. But friends say she only wants to hire girls who have more curves than she does because they look more “natural”. Victoria recently said: “I know quite a few models and they actually eat, they’re just naturally thin girls.” Talking about her new range she added: “I am completely obsessed about jeans. “I have started wearing high-waist jeans but they do really squeeze you in round the waist and by the end of the day I was beginning to have mental images of my epitaph, ‘Victoria Beckham, done in by denim.’” A source said: “Victoria wants to give out a positive image that you don’t have to be ultra skinny to look good. Many of the models on the catwalk make young girls feel insecure about their own bodies. “Victoria doesn’t want to be accused of giving young girls a complex about their image and putting pressure on them to be as skinny as her.”

The Sun Bizarre (story) and DVB Style (photo)

Good for her for not wanting girls to get a complex over their images. For someone like her to take a stand against size zeros maybe there is more hope others will listen.

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Size Zero models threaten to sue if they are banned from the catwalk?
February 19th, 2007 under Thin Models Bad. [ Comments: 2 ]

SIZE-ZERO models could sue if they’re banned from the catwalk, it was claimed yesterday. The fashion industry is thinking of forcing agencies to shun ultra-thin girls in favour of larger models. But experts say banning skinny girls could be illegal and would prompt some to sue for discrimination. Agency boss Melissa Richardson, who represents Jasmine Guinness, said: "Lots of models eat a lot and stay thin. They do not deserve to be pilloried."

Daily Record (story) and Daily Mail (photo) 

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to see a skeleton walking the runway? For example I would not want to buy the outfit that that model is wearing because the model wearing it is such a turnoff. How many people are really that naturally skinny? I say ban their a$$es until they have one!

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Mariah Carey’s steamy bedroom tales
January 8th, 2007 under Mariah Carey, Thin Models Bad. [ Comments: none ]

Mariah Carey sleeps in a steam room. The diva says that there’s one room that didn’t appear on that infamous “Cribs” tour of her apartment, and that’s her bedroom, which she has turned into a water-logged chamber to keep her vocal chords humidified. “Literally I’ll have twenty humidifiers around the bed,” Carey told V magazine. “Basically it’s like sleeping in a steam room. The bed is all terry-cloth, the ceiling is pitched so the water can’t fall on my head, and it drips down to my side, and the TV is behind glass.” Carey, who is known for her provocative on-and-off-stage outfits, also discussed her sexy image — and blamed the media. “I think that a lot of women are just trying to live up to the stereotypes and to the standard that’s set on TV and in magazines, which is airbrushed women who weigh 3 pounds,” she said. “And it’s not fair. It’s not easy. But everybody gets really protective of me. They’re, like, ‘Be less sexy.’” She said that if she overdoes the sexy look “it’s not intentional — if you film my body a certain way, it’s gonna look like a certain way. But honestly, I’ve been the same way since I was a little kid. Like, I’m just emulating whatever’s on a magazine. “

Scoop 

Good for her for being proud of her body and going off on the too skinny trend!

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Cameron Diaz thinks too thin Hollywood is tragic and sad
December 16th, 2006 under Thin Models Bad. [ Comments: none ]

Cameron Diaz has become the latest star to say she is worried about the influence of ultra-skinny celebrities. Her comments echo those of Billie Piper and Kate Winslet, who both criticised the phenomenon. The Hollywood actress, 34, tells ITV1 show Parkinson: "I think it’s terrifying, it’s tragic and sad. "I think that it’s a sickness, something that’s going on in someone’s head where their perspective is off. "We get ideals from images that we see and there certainly should be more responsibility put on those people who are putting those images out into the world. "Let’s be a little bit more responsible to what’s realistic." She adds: "I’m a skinny girl, so all my life all I have ever wanted to be is curvaceous and voluptuous, have everything falling out everywhere. "Some people … their perception and their perspective is completely askew."

AAP 

She is so right and someone hopefully young Hollywood will listen to!

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Billy Piper disgusted by too skinny actresses
December 11th, 2006 under Thin Models Bad. [ Comments: none ]

CURVY telly babe Billie Piper has launched an astonishing attack on Victoria Beckham for being too skinny. The former Doctor Who star claims stick-thin Posh is a lousy role model for star-struck young girls. Billie – who has battled anorexia – said she was "disgusted" at the example set by Posh and other Size Zero celebs. And she said curvy stars such as singer Shakira, 29, and Kelly Brook are much better role models. "Sniper" Billie, who has battled anorexia, rapped: "I think the whole Size Zero debate is disgusting. "Some models you see are tiny because that’s the way they were born. But then they’ll get the attention and that will start feeding a fire. "My sister, who is 13, looks amazing but is already worried about her figure. She loves Posh and I say: ‘Come on Ellie, she’s tiny. What’s wrong with Shakira? She’s sexy, curvy.’ But she has no interest." Billie’s own eating disorder was sparked when she was cruelly branded "fat" at the 1999 Brit Awards – and she is still terrified it could return. The last time she dramatically lost weight was after her split from husband Chris Evans, 40, in 2004. She told Glamour magazine: "It’s a constant worry to me – but it’s not a continual struggle any more. If it’s getting out of hand I get help but I’ve been all right for a couple of years now. "For me, the danger is when my life gets out of control. When I broke up with Chris I had it for a moment but I was able to nip it in the bud." Actress Kate Winslet, 31, also waded into the row yesterday by describing the skinny trend as "disturbing". She told BBC1’s Sunday AM: "There is an image of perfection that is getting thinner and thinner and it’s truly upsetting to me."

Daily Snack 

As someone who was anorexic her comments mean so much more. 

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Kate Winslett slams ultra-thin models and actresses!
December 10th, 2006 under Thin Models Bad. [ Comments: none ]

Hollywood star Kate Winslet finds the glamorization of ultra-thin "size zero" models and actresses "unbelievably disturbing" and says she keeps magazines featuring such women away from her 6-year-old daughter. "It’s so disturbing because young girls are impressionable from 11 up to 19 or 20 even. Women are very impressionable at those ages," Winslet told British Broadcasting Corp. television’s "Sunday AM" program. "They’re trying to figure out who they are, and they want to be loved, and what I resent is that there is an image of perfection that is getting thinner and thinner, and it’s truly upsetting to me." Stick-thin celebrities like Kate Moss, Nicole Richie and Victoria Beckham have been criticized as poor role models for young women and accused of contributing to the rise in eating disorders. A major fashion event in Madrid, Spain, banned ultra-thin models from the catwalk earlier this year, and other shows have indicated they plan to do the same. The 31-year-old Winslet, who burst on the movie scene in "Titanic" and stars in the current romantic comedy "The Holiday," said it was "unbelievably disturbing what’s going on at the moment" with the popularity of the ultra-thin. The British actress said she refuses to allow any magazines featuring rake-thin models into her house for fear her daughter, Mia, will see them. "It’s only a matter of time before she becomes aware of it, and it frightens the life out of me," said Winslet, who is married to director Sam Mendes. Winslet said she hoped her success will be an inspiration to others. "I hope that in some small way I’m able to say, ‘I’m a normal person, I’m doing all right.’ I’ve got a lovely husband and children and I didn’t lose weight to find those things, and those things are what should be important."

AP 

Good for her! She is so right, now if only some of the ultra-thin models and actresses would listen to what she said!

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Twiggy blasts too thin Hollywood actresses
November 18th, 2006 under Thin Models Bad. [ Comments: 1 ]

Now even Twiggy is hitting out at the ’size zero’ craze. Her name was once a byword for super-skinny models. Yet Twiggy says she is ‘terrified’ by the new so-called ’size zero’ trend – and she puts the blame on Hollywood actresses. The Sixties icon, who picked up her nickname for her waif-like figure, says actresses, not models, are responsible for the growing trend of extreme diets. Hollywood stars such as Lindsay Lohan and Mischa Barton have attracted attention for their near-skeletal appearance, and anorexia campaigners fear teenage girls will harm themselves trying to copy their look. Twiggy, whose real name is Lesley Hornby, said: "They go on about banning size zero, but I think Hollywood stars are the worst perpetrators. Most models are naturally long and gangly, while a lot of these young girls in Hollywood have gone on extreme diets. "Their concave chests and bony arms are terrifying. It’s scary to think that normal teenagers are tempted to copy them. I’d love there to be more larger models, but it’s just not going to happen. Designers love to design for slim girls." Her comments come after the deaths of two young women led to calls for size zero models to be outlawed. Last week, 21-year-old Brazilian catwalk star Ana Carolina Reston died of anorexia after eating a diet of apples and tomatoes. She was 5ft 8in but weighed just 6st. In August, Uruguayan model Luisel Ramos suffered heart failure after reportedly consuming only lettuce and diet drinks. Her death led to the Spanish government barring models with a body mass index of 18 or under – officially classified as underweight – from Madrid Fashion Week. Ironically, Twiggy was one of the first models blamed for eating disorders in young women when she burst on to the fashion scene aged 16 in the Sixties. "I was very skinny, but that was just my natural build,’ she said. "I always ate sensibly – being thin was in my genes."

Daily Mail 

While I agree with her about Hollywood, I think models are also to blame.

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Jordan makes a bra for big chested women!!!
November 13th, 2006 under Jordan/Peter Andre/Harvey, Thin Models Bad. [ Comments: 1 ]

Jordan took a swipe at "stick-thin models" today as she launched her new range of underwear for larger bra sizes. The range, launched under her real name, Katie Price, will be sold at Asda from today from sizes 32 to 38 and cup size D to F. The former I’m A Celebrity contestant, who refused to answer questions about the latest series of the show starting this evening, appeared with friends and family to launch the range in west London today. Sporting matching silky black underwear she posed alongside the 10 other women. She said: "My collection is really something I’ve wanted to do for ages. "There are lots of people who promote their underwear with stick thin models but I wanted to use my family and friends so that’s what I did. Asked what she liked about the new range, she said: "The bits that I like are the little bows, the little frills and the short knickers. Everything about the underwear is what I wear." Asked what her husband, Peter Andre, thought about it she said: "He says it is me, very girlie, very cutesy." She added: "Because I am a girlie girl, doing my underwear is a good way girls can feel and look like me." She said she was planning to go to Sheffield tomorrow as part of the launch. The Katie Price Lingerie Range is available at George at Asda with prices starting from £5.
Good for her!!! As a woman that can wear her bra it is nice to see someone considers us when making a sexy bra!!! You go girl!!! 
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Mischa Barton thinks women curves should be promoted and not stifled!
November 7th, 2006 under Mischa Barton, Thin Models Bad. [ Comments: none ]

Super trim Mischa Barton has revealed that skinny isn’t good. The former OC star is calling on Hollywood to celebrate "womanly curves" instead. She’s worried that pictures of stick-thin celebs in magazines are promoting eating disorders among young girls and wants such publications to stop their obsession with weight. "It’s so wrong to try and stifle womanly curves, it shouldn’t be promoted." "This unhealthy look should be abandoned," she said. Mischa, herself a quasi pipe cleaner, once said she’d be frightened of having the curves of her former The OC co-star, Rachel Bilson. "I feel tall and lanky next to her, but I’d be scared of having her boobs and voluptuousness!" she told Bliss magazine in December 2005. "I would never have a boob job. I like being understatedly sexy. Rachel’s curves make her more overtly sexual than I am," she went on. It seems she’s now a fan of such curves. Hooray.

Sky Showbiz 

Good for her since The OC is one of the worst offenders on too skinny actresses. 

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Claudia Schiffer thinks today’s models are too thin
October 20th, 2006 under Thin Models Bad. [ Comments: none ]

Claudia Schiffer says that models have become too skinny to be attractive, the Associated Press reports. "It doesn’t really look good any more," the 36-year-old says in an interview with Germany’s Bunte magazine. "Fashion looks good on thin models, but when you look at today’s models you can not help but think there is something wrong. They are way too thin. It is only bones that stick out." "Models have always been thin. But today, they are even thinner, which is unbelievable," said Schiffer, who has been on the cover of more than 550 magazines during her career. Schiffer said she was on the heavy side when she began modeling in 1988. "I was one of the fattest when I started," said Schiffer, who according to a German magazine website "Modellkartei" nevertheless has a BMI of just under 18. The Web site lists Schiffer as 5’11” and weighing 128 pounds. "Ever since I started having children, I can eat whatever I want. I eat chocolate almost every day and drink whole milk so that I don’t lose any more (weight)," said Schiffer, who has a daughter, Clementine, who turns 2 in November, and a son Caspar, 3, with her husband Matthew Vaughn. "When media started writing that I looked too thin and ill, I went to the doctor. He said I was healthy," she said. "I didn’t gain weight after the pregnancies. I hope it stays like that."

Us Magazine 

Hopefully as more models and fashion designers say that models are too thin, the better the chance the too thin trend will end.

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