What do you know about anorexia? Do you know that it is a head disease, the final stage of which is extreme body’s thinness? The anorexic patient is suffering from low self-esteem and rejection of his body. They are prone to depression, are ashamed of their scragginess, but they are terrified of gaining weight. Girls are mostly affected by anorexia, especially models. Some of them want to overcome this disease and to return to a healthy life. Sometimes they manage to do it, but also there are many cases when anorexia leads to death. Check out a list of 5 most famous cases of anorexia in the model industry.
5. Isabelle Caro — Victim of maternal love
Isabelle is one of the most prominent victims of anorexia. She died in 2010 when she was 28. She started losing weight at the age of 12. Then her mother forbade her leaving home and told her horrors about feminine forms and growing up. Isabelle stopped eating enough and began to work as a model. She couldn’t become a professional model because of her disease. She took part in some TV shows and told about her illness.
4. Ana Carolina Reston — The face of anorexia
If you’ve read information about anorexia, you exactly saw this photo. It is the required part of any article about this disease. Reston was a Brazilian model and the primary model of such fashion houses as Armani and Dior. Her diet consisted only of tomatoes and apples. Her weight was only 88 lb, height — 5,8 ft. She died at the age of 22.
3. Jeremy Gillitzer — The man with anorexia
Are you surprised by the appearance of a male model on this list? Sometimes men also suffer from anorexia. At one time Jeremy was a successful model and had an amazing body. That period of his life was the best for him, however very short. He died at the age of 38, and for 22 of them, he battled anorexia. Through a regime of chronic starvation, self-induced vomiting and relentless exercise, he whittled his body down to practically nothing. He weighed only 66 pounds.
2. Kate Moss — Drug Madness
It’s hard to believe, but there was a period when drugs were popular among young girls. Moreover, drug taking was a popular method of losing weight. The reason for such madness was Kate Moss. Still now there are disputes about her anorexia. In young age Kate confirmed that had a disease and was taking drugs for losing weight. Girls wanted to be like Kate and repeated after her. However, there are some articles of The Daily Mirror, where Moss denied her anorexia. It’s not clear who to believe, but the fact is that a lot of parents demanded to ban Kate to work as a model and she lost some good contracts.
1. Lesley Lawson (“Twiggy”) — Anorexia virus
Do you know what does Twiggy syndrome mean? It is the other name of anorexia. Lesley Lawson, known as Twiggy, didn’t suffer from this disease, but her thinness was an object of adoration for a lot of fans. They plagued themselves with a hunger to have such fragile forms as Lesley had. She was a founder of thinness on the catwalk.