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Scary Too Skinny Celebs
Scary Skinny Celebs
I don't understand why the emaciated look is still around. I thought it was made pretty clear by the general public that starvation was not sexy! Not only are images of super duper thin models and celebrities unattractive, its very discerning for young ladies. For younger girls, these famous women are who they see, due to the prevalence of media (social networks, internet, E! Channel, etc), and who they look up to.
Its awful that young girls feel a pressure to look so thin. When we know that that size is not only unattractive and unhealthy but also practically impossible to attain. I am not saying that all thin women are anorexic or that all thin women are ugly, (since I am quite thin myself); I am simply saying that it needs to be noted when thin goes beyond thin to frail.
The obsession with thinness is everywhere but what they don't reveal is the dangerous and gross side of being so emaciated. The hairloss, discoloration, lack of energy, lack of imagination, lack of function, lack of nutrients to your body, always feeling cold, etc. It is also never recognized that this 'unattainable' body image is unattractive to most men as well! I think its time to reveal what scary skinny looks like and why you should strive for a more healthy body image!
*Note: I am aware this is one of the more serious topics I have covered. If reading, you know you have a similar problem, or you are searching for information go to these sites for help!:
1. Lindsay Lohan
Ms. Lohan has admitted to Vanity Fair magazine, that her rapid body weight loss was due to a stint of bulimia. Bulimia is a scary and serious disorder many young girls have that also stems from a bad relationship with food. It is a very dangerous disorder and girls need to realize that.
Yes, it may seen great to be skinny, for it represents beauty or in this case, celebrity but lets remember where her disorder has taken her in terms of her body, and the extent to which it has been abused.
2. Angelina Jolie
Ms. Jolie has been busy balancing working, living in Hollywood, her many children and her service work. She attributes her very slimmed down figure to stress and lack of time. It seems clear she has no real eating problems, but Angie, You look so much sexier when you were in shape, more muscular and toned!
Ask any male fan of Lara Croft of Tomb Raider!
3. Rachel Zoe
As much as I love any fellow fashionista who is truly dedicated and passionate about fashion, this goes too far. Ms Zoe is successful and fabulous, but she needs to eat more as she looks like shes about to shatter!
Its scary because I know there are young girls out there who would love to work in fashion, and certainly look up to her as a role model.
4. Kate Moss
Ms. Moss has admitted that while she was getting quite thin, she was never anorexic. Yes, I am aware of the pressures she was facing as she started in the modeling industry, however, Ms. Moss made the waif thin look very popular in the 90's. Fortunately, this is coming to an end! Ms Moss has been quoted in WWD for saying 'Nothing tastes as good as being skinny feels.'
The world, including the modeling industry got a reality check when an up and coming model died due to starvation.
5. Kiera Knightly
Ms. Kiera Knightly has never had an eating disorder. She says that she simply has a very narrow frame. And we believe her! She attributes her weight to somewhat healthy eating, a lot of exercise (especially during films such as 'Pirates of the Caribbean') and genes. She has considered eating a lot and not being active at all but then deciding that she will NOT adapt an unhealthy lifestyle just to quell anorexia rumors!
A woman just accepting her naturally thin frame: Nothing wrong with that!
6. Tara Reid
Ms. Tara Reid has indeed had her share of celebrity with lots of praise from men. She was often accused of anorexia after her breakup with MTV VJ, Carson Daly. However, she has denied all rumors. She says “I’m not too thin,” she insists in the new issue of OK!. “I go up 10 pounds, I go down 10 pounds.” and "I was thin for a movie that I just finished [the upcoming horror film Vipers]."
Wrong or right, this can't be attractive to men can it? Not only can we see her issues with food but what about the tanorexia that is cleary there??
7. Teri Hatcher
With the immense popularity of the ABC show 'Desperate Housewives', the popularity of the actresses also blew up! Ms. Teri Hatcher is a gorgeous woman, but a tad bit thin for a mother in her 40's. She does have a healthy lifestyle: she has said that the only reason she is so thin is because of her love of exercise and fruits.
She is beautiful and I commend her healthy lifestyle, but how much hotter would this mama be with some womanly curves?
8. Mary-Kate Olsen
It is common knowledge that Mary-Kate has suffered and dealt with eating disorders for quite some time. She has openly gone to rehab for her anorexia. Mary-Kate has, "made a very courageous, precautionary decision," said Michael Pagnotta, the twins' longtime publicist. " Mary-Kate is taking charge in making this decision. She wants to be healthy."
Since her 18th birthday, there has been speculation of her relapsing into another eating disorder which has been adamantly denied by the actress.
9. Nicole Richie
In 2006, Ms. Richie's weight slipped down to an astonishing 87 pounds! Though Ms. Richie wouldn't confirm the nature of her treatment, US Weekly learned that she was being seen at a Newport Beach, California facility, where she was undergoing doctor consultations and blood tests. She claims that she is not suffering from an eating disorder, but that in fact a traumatic experience has caused a loss of appetite.
Wait, isn't that an eating disorder?
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