According to a recent announcement by ABC News, the gap between what REAL women weigh and what models weigh is growing ever wider. The models who are seen in advertisements and on fashion runways are 23% smaller than the average U.S. woman. Back in the 80s, when famous models like Christie Brinkley, Cindy Crawford, and Beverly Johnson graced our advertisements, they were only 8% smaller than the average woman. Today, Christie, Cindy, and Beverly (a size 4-6) would be considered PLUS SIZE MODELS!!
So what can we take from this news? Ladies, be healthy for sure... but don't strive to look like the waifs that they call models today. It's unhealthy both physically and emotionally. And shame on the manufacturers, fashion designers, and others who promote the image of sickly skinny women. Would they want their own daughters to look like that? I doubt it.