Just when you thought the days of 'heroin chic' on the Fashion Week catwalks was a distant memory....
'Plus-size' model Lauren Wells has revealed that she has seen for herself the crazy crash-dieting and dangerous tactics forced on young models trying to compete for work.
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The model was recently asked for her opinion on the outlawing of super skinny models in France and replied with details from her time in NYC, where she lived with a group of thinner models while working for a high-profile agency.
"It goes to the extremes," she said to 'Australian Women's Weekly.'
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"No food being eaten, prescription dietary pills, agents telling girls that they're only allowed to have one cracker and a couple glasses of water leading up to fashion week per day."
Note: These are not the girls she lived with. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
She said that even these extremes would not guarantee success and many of these models would still not be booked on any jobs.
"And then living with a plus-size model who's working every single day and comparing themselves to me," she said. "I eat healthy, I work out, but I'll let myself have a treat every now and then and have a glass of wine. But they couldn't fathom the fact that they were putting themselves through so much stress and I was so happy with myself."
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