"Packs of cigarettes, daily colonics, laxatives, Phentermine diet pills, Adderal, prescription drugs that suppress the appetite…I've heard stories that some modeling agents encourage girls to do speed and cocaine in order to speed up metabolism and eat less. And, all kinds of injections are becoming more and more popular, from HCG injections that go with at 500-carlorie diet plan to T3 thyroid injections that healthy models inject in an attempt to speed up their thyroid function, which results in a faster metabolism," she said.
Kira rattled off, before adding that she's also seen girls eat cotton balls to curb hunger pangs and submit themselves to hypnosis. With Vogue, the CFDA, and with groups like the Model Alliance pressing for stricter health guidelines, age bans, and creating rules against intra-industry harassment and abuse, we're hoping that the tides will begin to turn (seriously — the day when we can look up on a runway and see how a piece will fit someone who looks more like us than an Avatar will be a good day, indeed). (Fox)
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