As you can probably imagine, the modeling world is pretty brutal. As a model, you have to look “perfect” all the time, and if your type of “perfect” isn’t trendy at the moment, it could be months or even years before you get work again.
There are also impossible beauty standards to live up to in terms of weight. Models have always had to have appealing silhouettes, and most models are required to be extremely skinny in order to keep their jobs. There are even instances in which a model has partnered with a high-fashion company for years, but is let go suddenly when she can no longer fit into the sample clothes. This just goes to show you that modeling can be extremely ruthless, and the expectation of constantly having an “ideal” body can literally cost some models their livelihood.
Some of the women who are known for their modeling abilities were once told they were “too fat” to model clothes on the runway. Most of these models are quite small by normal standards, and have bodies that most women work extremely hard to achieve. You won’t believe your eyes. Here are 10 models who were actually “too fat” for the industry.
10 Filippa Hamilton
9 Coco Rocha
8 Gigi Hadid
7 Ali Michael
6 Agnes Hedengard
5 Kendall Jenner
4 Tyra Banks
3 Gemma Ward
2 Karolina Kurkova
1 Ana Carolina Reston
Ana Carolina Reston was a Brazilian fashion model. She developed an eating disorder, and actually lost her life because she was trying so hard to be skinny enough for the modeling industry. There are also reports that her fellow models, as well as professionals in the modeling world, knew that Reston had a problem, but didn’t care enough to help her. During her first photoshoot for 8st, she was told that she was too fat. Reston won the title of Miss Jundiai in 1999, and her mother even admitted that Ana Carolina won because she was “slim and elegant.” She could have walked many more runways if she hadn’t developed anorexia as a way to try to achieve an impossible standard of beauty.
Sources: dailymail.co.uk, hollywoodlife.com, id.vice.com, bustle.com, examiner.com, theguardian.com
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