Are Models Eating Kleenex To Stay Thin?
Modelling may seem like a straight forward gig, but there are many pressures that lie beyond the job description—mainly the overwhelming push to stay young, relevant, and - most importantly - thin. In her new tell-all book, The Vogue Factor, former Vogue Australia editor Kirstie Clements is alleging that the rumoured extremes at which these young women go to in order to keep the scale at bay are much more fact than fiction.
According to Clements, many models starve themselves regularly, sometimes eating only tissue - yes, as in Kleenex - to feel full. The former editor also reveals tales of multi-day shoots where models consumed zero calories, as well as a term tossed around the Vogue offices: 'Paris thin', meaning 'very'.