Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Say "NO" To Anorexia

I first saw this girl on Elle Magazine. The very first time I saw it, I thought it was just a cartoon something or a picture edited for a special campaign. But honestly, this girl on the picture is really the real one and that's how she really looks like in real person. She looks very skinny and she's suffering from anorexia. Months ago, it has been in the news everywhere that models in the fashion world must not be too skinny and they should gain weight. Why? Young women look up to them and follow them. Let's face it, what young people see on tv has a very big influence in someone's eyes and life. Many young women are very much willing to suffer their meals just to have a very petite size like the models. But on my part, I don't imagine myself as skinny as that.

Anyway, the model above is called Isabelle Caro, french and she's 27 years young. She got famous after she posed naked in an ad campaign in battling againt anorexia. From her blog, she said that she's been suffering anorexia at the age of 13. Photographs posted on magazines and ads were shot by the controversial italian photographer whose name is Oliviero Toscani. What's their aim of exposing this kind of photo and this girl? It is to show everyone the reality of this illness, caused in most cases by the stereotypes imposed by the world of fashion. If I remember it very well, last year, super-skinny models were banned from Madrid Fashion Week. The ban covers girls with a body mass index of below 18 -- 18.5 to 25 is considered to be "normal."

Now let me ask you, do you want to have that super skinny body too like models or like her? Better think about it before it's too late.

Isabelle's blog http://neigeisabelle.blog.mongenie.com in french


jennyL said...

naku po super hirap siguro to battle anorexia, how many people na nga namatay dahil dyan.
at saka yun gmg models pangit nga yung super skinny pra buto na lang.. they learn how to starve themselves para lang d tumaba.. I pity them. tsk tsk..

Francine said...

jenny, payat nga tong babaeng to.shes like a skeleton. shes famous now here in europe

Rosemarie said...

hay naku kung ganyan lang din naman ang magiging hitsura ko di bale na lang.. she is really too skinny parang nakakatakot na nga hitsura niya parang anytime magfaint sya.hehehe

Francine said...

rosemarie, korek ka talaga.para sya yung alive skeleton version di ba?yoko na ganyan katawan ko.bahala na kahit malaki tyan ko or watever basta di lang ako ganyan ka payat

Anonymous said...

oh my God! she's sooo skinny. grabe. she looks hopeless.

Francine said...

hehehe jackie, shes been suffering anorexia at the age of 13 until now.hirap cguro to battle this kind of disease no?