The holiday season has arrived and there isn’t much that can get us down. This news, however, made us feel fifty shades of Grinch. After the buzz surrounding ex-model Rosie Nelson’s petition for a law protecting models’ health in the U.K., The Daily Mail reached out to Karen Diamond, director of Models 1 (the biggest modeling agency in Europe) to have a friendly and informative chat about body weight in the industry. Diamond gave us this helpful little *sparkling* diamond for any hopeful models out there:
“There are certain measurements that are required to be a fashion model. I don’t think they are unreasonable or unachievable for somebody if they have the right body type.”
Thank you for clearing up that there is in fact a “right” body type that can strut down a runway. Diamond, and Models 1 will not be greeting all bodies with signs at Heathrow airport. Also, we’re not sure Diamond is the most trustworthy source regarding what number on the scale is and is not unreasonable for a model to achieve, but we’re used to clueless people making comments on other women’s bodies.
To her credit, Diamond did say that designers should make their sample sizes a bit bigger. How much bigger, it’s unclear. Based on her previous comment, though, we think it’s probably safe to assume she was only implying a few inches.
And in case you’ve ever wanted to eat bland chicken like a top model, Models 1 recommends this dieting book by celebrity trainer James Duigan. Diamond said, “It provides a lean physique. It is quite light on carbohydrates, it is not the most exciting but it is very healthy.’ Doesn’t that just sound jolly? Cheers.