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Are Designers Pushing Models to be Too Thin?

Models backstage fashion week

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As the debate about the weight of fashion models has been raging for quite some time now, some designers are receiving backlash from critics due to helping models get juice cleansers at discounted prices while preparing for shows. Do you think this is a dangerous way to keep trim or do you feel like it's just part of their job? Or both?

 

A trade group of fashion designers has partnered with a prominent juice cleanse company to provide "nutritious" and "convenient" food for models at a discount during Fashion Week, but critics say the move just puts more pressure on models to be dangerously thin.

"Sending a model to a juice cleanse place is like sending an alcoholic to a bar," said Whitney Thompson, the first plus size winner of "America's Next Top Model," who became an ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association in 2010. "It's baiting them." Read More

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