Health In The Modeling World: Israel Passes Law to Ban Underweight Models
The future looks healthy within the modeling and fashion industry. More and more people want less retouching in general, people want to see change on the covers and on runways. We’re seeing more being done to make health a priority in the modeling world. Recently, Israel took a step in banning underweight models. The definition of ‘underweight’ is having a BMI of under 18.5. Although this is just one country, we’ll see trends like this progress more regularly as time goes on.
One of the lawmakers, Rachel Adato, writes:
“We believe that by this bill there will be a new way to protect the kids and a new way to look what is beautiful. Beautiful is not underweight. Beautiful shouldn’t be anorexia. Anorexia is a very, very dangerous disease and that’s the reason, that’s the justification why we need this legislation.”
In 2006, a couple of underweight models actually died due to the weight issue. A couple of countries, including India, have also banned underweight models as well.
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