On the outside, the life of a female model looks glamorous. They are beautiful women who get pampered; their primary job to pose in front of a camera. Certainly, when looking at the final product and the photographs, it’s easy to make assumptions about their easy and glamorous life. I mean, how hard can it be to hold a sexy glare or a steamy sultry smirk? Certainly, lying on the beaches of Hawaii beats standing over a hot grill at McDonalds any day of the week. From the outside, it looks all too easy and simple.
But for those who attempt to make it in a very competitive industry, modeling is much more than just smiling or pouting in front of a camera. First, every inch of their body must be maintained at a specific weight in order to maintain their status. In fact, super hot actress and model Kate Upton was denied a Victoria’s Secret shoot in a public spat because she was "too fat" for them. And for many men, Upton is their favorite pin-up and screensaver. Modeling can be a brutal business in which women’s weight is closely scrutinized.
Then there are the long hours of shooting. The final product may look nice and cozy, but models must pose for hours upon hours to ensure the one perfect photo was taken. The long shoots and limited amount of nourishment they eat leads them to alternative sources of fuel. In particular, they turn to drugs. It’s been said that models use cocaine in the same way athletes use steroids - for performance enhancement. The need to look spry in every shot taken over an eight-hour period leads to models using coke and other drugs to look and appear their best.
But their casual drug use quickly becomes a habit; and a dangerous and potentially deadly one at that. These are 10 Famous Models Who Got Hooked On Drugs.
10 Anna Nicole Smith – Prescription Pills
9 Janice Dickinson – Cocaine, Amphetamines, Alcohol
8 Naomi Campbell - Cocaine
7 Lisa D’Amato – Cocaine, Marijuana, Amphetamines, Mushrooms, Alcohol
6 Amber Valletta – Cocaine, Alcohol
5 Sophie Anderton – Cocaine, Alcohol
4 Gia Carangi – Cocaine, Heroin, Alcohol
3 Jennifer Gimenez - Cocaine
2 Jaime King – Heroin, Alcohol
1 Kate Moss – Cocaine, Heroin
The English-born model was discovered in 1998 at the age of 14. She rose to fame during the early 1990s and anchored fashion campaigns for Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Chanel and Rimmel. Moss was considered the “anti-supermodel” during the 1990s, an era in which anti-anything seemed to be in. She was known for her ‘dirty realism’ and sexy ‘grunge.’ Moss regularly outpaced much of the industry with massive earnings throughout the years. In 2005, credible information was leaked that Moss partook of all the drug amenities the fashion industry had to offer. H&M, Burberry and Chanel all dropped her as a model due to heroin and cocaine usage. Investigations and reports showed a ton of smoke and although charges were dropped, Moss checked herself into a treatment center.
Sources: www.etonline.com; www.rehabs.com; www.dailymail.co.uk
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