Israel bans underweight models
Models now must have a body mass index of 18.5 to walk the runway in Israel.
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According to the Wall Street Journal, Israel's new law will ban models with a body-mass index of less than 18.5 from appearing in advertisements. That law will also require magazines and other publications to disclose when they use altered images of the models. The new law means that a female model who is 5 feet, 8 inches tall can weigh no less than 119 pounds.
Although other countries are addressing the issue of underweight models with laws like these, the United States may not be jumping on this bandwagon anytime soon, according to the Council of Fashion Designers of America, who says there are no plans in the works for a U.S. law that bans models under a certain weight. “We never had an approach of mandate or enforce,” said Steven Kolb, chief executive of the CFDA. “We create awareness and education.”
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Fine.... let all the beautiful women that THEY deem to thin come to the USA. The problem is not about these women being too thin/unhealthy, it's that the world is so full of lazy fat slobs that look at many models and think they are too thin. In reality the fat women are 9/10 the ones that instead of getting off their fat butts, eat healthy and work out to at least be a respectable weight would rather stuff potato chips while they sit on the couch watching TV all day and insult women who actually work hard to look like they do. So sick of people who would rather put laws into effect to try to make the average woman feel better about her lazy fat self.
Bottom line is FAT or the PC term used by many who don't want to be honest, "thick" is not attractive. FAT is not only unhealthy but most FAT people smell bad because they can't even keep clean. My point here is that those are the very ones that do most of the complaining when they waddle into a book store and see a magazine with a beautiful model on the cover and then complain. Super models are not where they are by simply not eating... it takes a very strict and healthy daily eating habits, lots of working out, tons of hard work and a certain look that stands out from the common woman. Respect these women for what they do and stop being jealous. If you find yourself looking at a model and getting mad, look in the mirror, get off the couch eat healthy and move your ****. Chances are you will lose that attitude in a matter of time.
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