Friday, November 17, 2006

Eating disorder kills another Latin American model


The ongoing debate over ‘how thin is too thin’ in the fashion world has been reignited with the death of Brazilian model Ana Maria Reston on Tuesday. The 21-year-old Reston weighed only 88 pounds, a weight more suitable for girls nearly a foot shorter and 9 years younger. In an interview to the Brazilian press, Reston’s mother pleaded to other parents to “take care of your children ... no money in the world is worth the life of your child.”

Reston’s death from anorexia (she supposedly subsisted on a diet of apples and tomatoes) come on the heels of the death of Uruguayan model Luisel Ramos in August who passed away when she had a heart attack while on the catwalk of a fashion show.

Links- Toronto Star, Metro (UK), CBC , Vivirlatino (blog)

Image- Zaman Online (Turkey)

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