Model dies from anorexia? do you blame the modeling agencies?

brazilian model who died from anorexia - brazilian model who died from anorexia
United States
November 24, 2006 9:04am CST
Brazilian model Ana Carolina Reston has passed away at the tender age of 21 due to complications from anorexia. Reston weighed an alarming 85 lbs at the time of her death. The model's mother, released the following statement to parents all over the world:"Take care of your children ... no money is worth the life of your child, not even the most famous (fashion) brand is worth this."I totally put the blame on the agencies and the media who portrays to society that in order to be pretty you have to be skinny! they need to set standards for these models to atleast put some meat on their bones
5 responses
@Kaorin (757)
• Australia
4 Dec 06
I heard of this, as well as a few similar ones in recent times. It really saddens me. This girl gave up her life to be a model, to be super skinny. Is being skinny that worth it? I can never comprehend...
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I don't think it's necessarily the modelling agencies, but they are a part of it. The fashion industry as a whole is at fault, as is the general public for continuing to support it all financially. It would take a huge overall to make it better. I think that the recent fashion show (was it in Italy?) where the models were not allowed to participate if their BMI was too small was a good start. It's a tragic thing, not just for the models starving themselves, but also for all of the young girls starving themselves to emulate the models.
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I don't think it's necessarily the modelling agencies, but they are a part of it. The fashion industry as a whole is at fault, as is the general public for continuing to support it all financially. It would take a huge overall to make it better. I think that the recent fashion show (was it in Italy?) where the models were not allowed to participate if their BMI was too small was a good start. It's a tragic thing, not just for the models starving themselves, but also for all of the young girls starving themselves to emulate the models.
@lilmissy (481)
• United States
30 Nov 06
mama helped her be a model too and let her go to auditions ,not jus the industry to blme mother should have done something about her daughter who wanted to be a fashion model
@harshadod (858)
• India
24 Nov 06
The model herself and the whole society is to be blamed. We encourage them by glamorizing such models.