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Carol Alt: Will the Modeling Industry Ever Change?

June 8, 20169 min
When Carol Alt was at the height of her modeling career, she used two staples to maintain the slender physique the industry required: coffee and cigarettes.When Carol Alt was at the height of her modeling career, she used two staples to curb her appetite and maintain the slender physique the industry required: coffee and cigarettes. She wasn't necessarily suffering from an eating disorder, but she also didn't have the nutritional knowledge on how to keep that physique and still be able to eat food. No one was teaching models how to eat properly. Has that changed at all?Young women are still very, very thin and many of them are damaging their health to maintain that size. Plus, the increasingly small size of models sets an example for the industry. Yes, some girls are naturally thin. But many are also using unhealthy tactics to achieve the "model thin" look.Carol joins hosts Andrea and Lisa to share her thoughts on the current state of the modeling industry, as well as what needs to change to ensure the health and safety of young women (and men).

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