Thursday, August 28, 2008
But only if she loses weight.
From Ali Michaels, who was told her legs were "too fat" for runway shows in Paris -- links 1, 2, and 3 -- to Gerren Taylor, who started a modeling career at 12 and saw it end just a few years later when she was told she was "too big"--and that even though she was six feet tall, her hips had to be no more than 35 inches.
This month, readergirlz is talking about body image and looking at a series of books by Melissa Walker, who writes about the modeling industry in her books Violet on the Runway, Violet in Design, and Violet in Private.
Melissa will be chatting about her books, body image, and the modeling industry at the readergirlz forum on September 4th at 9 PM EST/6 PM PST.
And I'm giving away a set of Melissa's books--to enter, all you need to do is leave a comment* by 9 PM EST tonight (so you'll have time to get to Melissa's chat!). I'll pick a winner at random, and announce it here.
*please, please make sure you leave a way for me to contact you so that if you win, I can let you know!
ETA 9:31 EST: Congrats to anilee, who won the books, and please note that due to technical issues, Melissa's chat will now take place next Thursday!