Archive for Anorexia

VH1’s 20 Skinniest Celebs

 Marcia Cross

“As an actress, they pay me not to eat…” – Marcia Cross, ‘Desperate Housewives’

VH1 recently came out with a list of celebrities who in recent years made headlines not by how talented they are but rather by the massive amounts of weight they dropped in a short period of time. Celebs are often scrutinized and under speculation by the media for having eating disorders or drug problems – but considering the pressure of being in an extremely image-conscious public, being skinny is more than just a trend for most celebrities, it has become an obsession.

VH1’s 20 Skinniest Celebs:

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Thinspirations: Dying to Be Thin

HBO documentary

I remember watching a documentary over Thanksgiving break on HBO called THIN. The documentary was previewed on People Magazine’s Website and followed the lives of anorexic and bulimic girls in their recovery to becoming healthy. The pressures to staying thin are ever increasing and with pro-ana and pro-mia websites, it’s hard to not think about what lengths these girls go to to look like their favorite models/celebrities. Thinspiration is often a word thrown around in the world of eating disorders, and the celebrities that are role models are often victims of eating disorders themselves. People magazine devoted a cover story to the subject – claiming that “Drastic thinness has become the beauty ideal – and it’s having an alarming effect on girls everywhere”. It seems that the pressure put on celebrities carries the notion that whoever is thinner gets the job. … continue reading this entry.

That’s Haute!

The Corpse Look

The fashion industry plays a HUGE part in shaping the way young women and girls feel about themselves. Last November when 21-year-old Brazilian model Ana Carolina Reston (show below) died of causes linked to anorexia it became clear that the fashion world was to blame for promoting such an image. Many insisted that the fashion indiustry change its guidelines on how models should look, and the result? … continue reading this entry.