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Supermodels stay 'Paris thin' by eating tissues

A former Vogue editor tells all the not-so-pretty details about the fashion industry in her controversial new book.

By Charyn Pfeuffer - MSN Living Editor Apr 3, 2013 7:51PM

Photos: PAUL HACKETT/Reuters; Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images; Kristine Clements/Melbourne University Publishing Ever wonder how supermodels stay ultra-skinny, like a walking clothes hanger? Former Australian Vogue editor Kirstie Clements exposes the fashion world's dirty secrets in her new tell-all, "The Vogue Factor: From Front Desk to Editor."

In her controversial memoir, Clements makes some outrageous claims, such as models eat tissues to stay full, starve themselves for days and spend frequent stints on hospital drips, reports the Daily Mail. She also writes that she once spent three days on a shoot with a model and didn't see her eat a single meal — and that on the final day she could barely stand or keep her eyes open.

PAUL HACKETT/Reuters; Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images; Kristine Clements/Melbourne University Publishing What's the difference between "thin" and "Paris thin?" About two dress sizes.

PAUL HACKETT/Reuters; Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images; Kristine Clements/Melbourne University Publishing Clements was fired in May 2012 after 25 years at the magazine.
































































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Apr 10, 2013 5:40AM
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nobody likes a girl that looks hungrey!

 

Apr 10, 2013 5:36AM
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serve these ladies some pecan pie!!!
Apr 10, 2013 4:39AM
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The tpo photo must have come from WALKING DEAD, because it looks like THAT'S what the "model" is doing......

NOTHING pretty about that voodoo doll in that UGLY print dress.........
   Bottom photo is WAAAAAAAAAAAY hotter..........
Apr 10, 2013 4:36AM
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I hope they ate those tissues BEFORE they were used........
Apr 10, 2013 4:10AM
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I detest the fashion industry... A bunch of pretentious d-bags... I just wonder why there's such a lemming like following and $$$ to support this imposed torture.
Apr 10, 2013 3:18AM
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How do you spoon at night with a bag of bones like that? It would be like getting stabbed in the groin with a couple of moose antlers. 
Apr 10, 2013 2:49AM
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This is nothing new. Years ago (1960's) during the reign of Twiggy and the like, I used to model  for print adds.One ounce above 89 Lbs ( I'm 5'7" ) I was out of a job. It was written into your contract. These girls today are much taller than I am, most at 6' or more and weigh in at about 90lbs. max. It's disgusting. I loved to eat too much and told them to stuff it, but at age 60, I still only weigh 120 no matter how much I eat and I only got to that weight in the past year. I think that kind of thing when you are young, messes with your metabolism for life. That's assuming you live that long if you stay in the business, most don't. They die way too young from starvation and other eating disorders. Trust me when I say that the ones hiring these girls do not care at all about the risks to their health they are demanding these girls make. They will get you anything necessary to maintain that God awful weight, including drugs.
Apr 10, 2013 2:44AM
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These zombie-looking models are disgusting and do not add value to the clothes. However, as in any industry they probably do it for the money and hope they can collect enough to get out of the business someday or marry out of it. That is what prostitution is all about. The oldest profession will be here forever.
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