Germany’s Top Fashion Magazine Bans Models Over ‘Anorexia’


The top women’s magazine in Germany, ‘Brigitte’, has officially stopped working with professional models, saying “the entire modelling industry is anorexic.” The average professional model weighs 23% less than the average woman. In the past, Brigitte has had to photoshop added weight onto models to make them resemble their readers.

Lebert said the magazine would call on German women to put themselves forward as models for fashion and makeup articles.

“We’re looking for women who have their own identity, whether it be the 18-year-old A-level student, the company chairwoman, the musician, or the footballer,” he said, adding that he wanted a mix between prominent and completely unknown women and would look out for politicians and actresses interested in modelling.

[via BoingBoing]


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