Israel bans underweight models

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ISRAEL – Call it a thin-tervention. Underweight models have been banned in Israel.

Here’s the skinny on the new weight restrictions: models must show a doctor’s note proving they’ve maintained a body mass index, or BMI, of 18.5 for three months prior to a fashion gig. That comes out to around 122 pounds for a 5-foot, 8-inch woman.

Get this: the new law also requires advertisers to make it absolutely clear when they’ve digitally altered a photograph to the model look thinner.

It’s no surprise that this is in an effort to combat bulimia and anorexia, two eating disorders that plague the fashion industry. Besides, the Skeletor look was so 1990’s.

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