Um, nothing. Just that runway models — and expectations — are getting skinnier. From Plus Model Magazine. On the left is a “straight-size” runway model, on the right, “plus” size model Katya Zharkova (size 12-14). A stunning contrast between the near-anorexic “norm” and healthy reality, wouldn’t you say?
According to the magazine:
–Twenty years ago the average fashion model weighed 8% less than the average woman. Today, she weighs 23% less.
– Ten years ago plus-size models averaged between size 12 and 18. Today the need for size diversity within the plus-size modeling industry continues to be questioned. The majority of plus-size models on agency boards are between a size 6 and 14, while the customers continue to express their dissatisfaction.
– Most runway models meet the Body Mass Index physical criteria for Anorexia.
– 50% of women wear a size 14 or larger, but most standard clothing outlets cater to sizes 14 or smaller.