…so says a modelling agency in Sydney.
This modelling agency believes 13 is the right age to start the career as in Europe models are of that age. 13. What I find weird is that the executive of this agency started modelling at 13 and then ended up battling an eating disorder around 18. And yet, she is promoting the same. [She still looks like she has an eating disorder, by the way]
You would think that someone who was asked to lose weight and ended up starving themselves to look like a pre-pubescent child would have more insight into this horrible industry than trying to promote other young children and adolescents to enter it instead!
First and foremost, I never seem to understand what is so attractive about young women looking like pre-pubescent boys. No boobs. No butt. No flesh. How in the world do clothes like that sell when most women in fact have boobs and butts and thighs? Secondly, I am stunned that parents would let their 13 to 16 year olds get into an industry that promotes a negative body image. I have no issues with children modelling for children’s products but there is something seriously wrong when you have a 13 year old who is overly sexualised and promoting something a skeletal woman should wear.
|This girl is 14
It is bad enough that young girls are fed sexualised messages every day thanks to the wondeful media. But it’s worse when they see younger and younger girls in that and then have others want to be like them. And it’s scary to think that an industry where so many women (and now men) battle an eating disorder, they still promote it in every way they can.
At the end of the day, most women don’t look like skeletons. Most women
won’t can’t wear the clothes modelled by these pre-pubescent looking models. And most men don’t find women like this attractive.
The modelling and fashion industry has a lot to answer for. In a day and age when Australia and other countries are trying to promote healthy body image in the industry, agencies like these are a slap in the face.
What do you think?
Do you reckon 13 is too young to be a model? [Not for kids’ clothing]
Until next time,