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M O D E L
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W H A T
The “Skinny Model Ban” is a controversial ban enforced after the death of two fashion
models, Ana Carolina Reston and Luisel Ramos, in 2006.
The ban was created in order to force the world of fashion to promote an image of health to
counter eating disorders and the “thin requirement” of models.
The ban only allows models who meet the healthy average weight of the Body Mass Index
(BMI), to work.
The fashion industry disagrees with the ban and its relation to the promotion of eating
Reston. Height: 5’8”,
Weight: 88lbs. @ death
Height: 5’9”, Weight:
98lbs. @ death