Most runway models meet the body mass index criteria for anorexia, according to an editorial pictorial in the January issue of PLUS Model magazine.I am not sure that super-models are meant to represent real-life women, to the extent they represent anything it would be the sort of body that makes expensive designer clothes look good in photographs. Real women don't walk around with three point lighting rigs either.
Twenty years ago, the average fashion model weighed 8 percent less than the average woman. Today, she weighs 23 percent less, it said. When asked for its source, the magazine cited the website of Rader Programs, which treats those with eating disorders.