This. She walks a lot of shows per season but a majority are "B/C" list ones. However, since switching agencies, I feel as though her shows in terms of quality have gone up.She has the weirdest career. Techically the top walker of the past few years but just walks pretty much every show without ever becoming a 'top model.' Heard she is a lovely person.
I don't know why the world has never accepted my body. When I was younger I was bullied-called any name that made me feel I was not normal. I have always had a very large appetite, most days eating more than my dad. I have an ectomorph body type which means it's hard for my body to hold weight & my metabolism is super fast. #iwokeuplikethisNo matter what I eat I wake up with a flat stomach, not a pound heavier..I became vegetarian 4 years ago-for moral reasons. The more I learned about the abusive animal mass production the more turned off I was, the more I did about it. I slowly became vegan & it makes me feel great, mentally & physically. My body size has not changed from when I ate mcdonalds every morning & steak everynight. Now I've given a background of my past you can understand food is not a problem for me. I came to Paris this season with my mindset being stronger than ever at this point in fashion week. Normally the energies got to me & I had the "fashion week mood." This time I felt stable & powerful. As you might have known they changed the laws in Paris for models so I got a doc appt before I could start killin' the shows here. The doc measured my weight & height & determined from just those things that my BMI is under(the average mesomorph body type) & that I am unhealthy & not legally allowed to work in Paris anymore. I told her my story, even asked if I could have my doctor since birth send all my info showing that my BMI has in fact always been under & I've always had problems holding on weight even though I am a very healthy person. She resisted. So the law may have been a nice idea protecting girls from starving themselves but now I am being negatively impacted, out of work in Paris, for absolutely NO reason. This is NOT RIGHT! I work very hard & now in Paris I can't just because my natural body is skinnier than average...this new law is FLAWED! I'm speaking up..against a good idea but not logical carry through. Determine health from inside, not outside. There should be exceptions! Not everyone is the same. I'm healthy & beautiful & this is wrong!!! It needs to be CORRECTED!! For the moment-Paris your loss! Any help for action is appreciated
This. She walks a lot of shows per season but a majority are "B/C" list ones. However, since switching agencies, I feel as though her shows in terms of quality have gone up.
She was denied an opportunity to do shows in Paris a few seasons ago due to her BMI.
FWIW I know that they randomly select models to weigh (it would be hard to evaluate everyone in a short amount of time between cities' FW/shows) and that bookers/agencies that are asked to report stats (weight stats) add weight on. The law seems to have had very little effect on what models are casted. I will add, though, that models have gotten way bigger considering former PFW standards (girls used to appear ~bmi 14.5-15.5 and now look closer to 16.5 or 17)I wonder to what extent that Paris BMI law is enforced? Apart from Hadids, I would say every model I've seen at a major PFW show is under BMI 18.5.