Have you ever wondered about some of the models being way too skinny? The fact of the matter is that some of them really don’t look healthy. Human’s body is not supposed to look that way. That is why some people are calling for the models to prove that they are not suffering from some kind of eating disorder before they hop on the catwalk.
The Model Health Inquiry wants to bring the attention to this problem with some of the models that you can see today all around the world. One solution for this is to have some of the models drug tested. They would be picked randomly.
There has even been a lot of talk about BMI limit that models have to reach before participating in some of these fashion weeks.
What is BMI? Well, it’s a height-to-weight ratio. That’s something that should tell the models how much they have to weigh before they can be allowed to participate.
People usually focus on people that have high BMI and they see that as the main problem, but nobody really talks about this issue. A BMI under 18.5 is actually unacceptable.
Some say that having a minimum BMI that is required is going to encourage models to binge eat just to reach that limit.
There are also recommendations that models under the age of 16 should not be allowed to participate at all. That is something that happened during fashion week in London.
The final report that was produced by the British Fashion Council has also stated that people often don’t know a lot about the modeling business as well as that they want to do all that they can in order to protect young models from harming themselves and hurting their health in the long run.
The council feels like they should step in and help these models since they feel like they don’t have the support that they need to have in order to do the modeling job the right way, while not hurting their well-being.