Model is asked to switch birth control pills because of weight gain
This model says she was asked to take extreme measures — including switching birth control pills — to stay lean.
We’re no strangers to hearing all about the insane methods that some models take to stay skinny in the industry, but with another fashion week wrapping up, more shocking stories are continuing to surface about the strange occurrences. This year, one model chose to avoid New York Fashion Week altogether after past experiences with strange skin reactions from clothing and the overall intensive labor of walking the catwalk (yes, it’s more than just sashaying your insanely perfect body down a runway in designer clothing), as documented in Cosmopolitan.
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This model says she was asked to take extreme measures — including switching birth control pills — to stay lean. "A designer will see an outfit on you once, wait until you leave the casting, and then call your agent and ask why you've gained weight. And all you can think is, 'Seriously?' Once, while staring at my breasts, a designer said: 'Have your boobs gotten bigger?' I said, 'Yes, I just started taking a new birth control pill.' This designer then told my agent that I had to switch pills or else I wouldn't be hired."
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Yes, the strange requests that some models are being asked are somehow continuing to exist, despite efforts to create an overall awareness of a healthy body image in the industry.
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