Weight Loss News and Current Events - America's Next Top Model commercial shows girl with tiniest waist EVER!




ParadiseFalls
08-11-2010, 11:06 PM
Just stumbled upon this clip (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/11/americas-next-top-model-c_n_678896.html).

What do you all think about the judges' reactions to this girl and whether or not she seems healthy? I think she looks way too thin, but maybe that's the jealousy speaking. :p Either way, though, Tyra's reaction to how tiny she is is a little concerning, I think.


walking2lose
08-12-2010, 12:05 AM
OMG... sorry, but I find that totally repulsive! Poor thing! Can you imagine a man being attracted?? Wow. Whether it's natural or anorexia, either way... GROSS.

ParadiseFalls
08-12-2010, 12:27 AM
Yea...judging by that guy's hands around her, her waist is about the size of my calf :dizzy: A little horrifying!


walking2lose
08-12-2010, 02:23 AM
The thing that struck me odd was how no one seemed remotely troubled by her look -- really, didn't you think she was quite gruesome/starved (literally) looking? Just blown away.

moonkissed
08-12-2010, 02:43 AM
I tend to like the ultra skinny look but omg all I kept thinking was that someone needs to give that girl a sandwich lol.

I would be afraid to touch her because she might just snap in half lol

Rosinante
08-12-2010, 06:22 AM
Hm. I think she has ribs missing. Her shape looks very unnatural to me.

The worst response was from Jay Alexander, saying that Miss Jay would eat tictacs and watercress for ever to achieve that shape. If the model-to-be really is that odd shape, I don't mind her giving ANTM a shot; but the inference that hers is a shape to be coveted is disturbing.

Windchime
08-12-2010, 09:40 AM
I agree, Rosinante. And I thought there was something strange looking about this girl....not only her unnaturally small waist, but something funny about her shoulders and neck. It really did look like she was either starving or had a very unusual physiology. I wonder how much she weighs?

saef
08-12-2010, 10:51 AM
Well, that's a shame. As a former eating disorder sufferer myself, one thing I've liked about this show is that it has always made an effort to be anti-eating disorder. For one thing, it frequently shows the models eating. It's also followed the stories of girls suspected of having eating disorders. Tyra Banks has sat down & talked about the issue with the aspiring models many times. And it's included plus-size contestants, one of whom won a few years ago. (Granted, plus size models seem to be like about a size 10.) Seems to me, for the most part, the show has done what it could to counter or qualify a lot of the implicit messages it sends about beauty & body type. So this is a step backward for it.

kaygee41
08-12-2010, 01:33 PM
What i find a little interesting/disturbing about Tyra's reaction is how it also seems to contradict her behavior on her talk show. Not that i watch it much, but I've seen a couple episodes when she had had on teenage girls with issues with weight, and she seems to preach being healthy, rather than just thin. Just struck me as a little odd. I don't know, maybe that's just me.

mandalinn82
08-12-2010, 02:29 PM
What they like on ANTM isn't just "beautiful by common standards", but "possesses something making person look unique". Since I don't know anything about this girl, I'd certainly not insist she had to be disordered to be that way. I do think some people are just naturally built slimly.

I'm a little uncomfortable with the assumptions being made in this thread about her health and what that means for the show. Seems a little bit like assuming all overweight people eat cheetos and sit on their couches all day, which we all know is overgeneralizing.

NiteNicole
08-12-2010, 02:49 PM
First of all, my disclaimer - I think ANTM has about as much to do with the actual world of modeling as *I* do. There. Whew.

The worst response was from Jay Alexander, saying that Miss Jay would eat tictacs and watercress for ever to achieve that shape.

I think that was a joke because Miss Jay has been known to wear corsets, right?

If the girl is naturally that narrow, then I think it's nice that this fake modeling show might embrace her. They have made some very ugly ducklings feel like swans. They have let some "plus size" models compete on an even playing field with the other girls. Didn't they even do a whole season of short girls? They had a girl who was legally blind once, didn't they? A girl who is thin due to her actual physical structure? Why not.

However, if she's a habitual corset wearer who has ALTERED herself to be that small, then they might as well take out air time endorsing eating disorders because it's about the same thing. Just as disordered eating to stay super super thin is not good for you, wearing a corset so much that you displace your organs and change your bone structure isn't exactly healthy. However, we have no way of knowing if she's just built like that and if she is, why not give her a shot? Tyra picks some weird looking girls, anyway.

Rosinante
08-12-2010, 02:50 PM
Well, like I said, I think people of all shapes and sizes should be encouraged to have a go at anything they want to: but the panel response - that that degree of thinness is the pinnacle of what should be aimed for - was not helpful to her or to anyone else.

ParadiseFalls
08-12-2010, 05:46 PM
I agree that it's not right to automatically assume that this girl has an eating disorder, but I would be very surprised if she is that tiny while eating healthily. Her torso is practically two-dimensional. To a point, yes, it's stupid to say any thin person must be anorexic just like saying any fat person must be lazy, but to a certain extent...I don't believe she eats normally any more than I would expect someone to believe that I do.

And the judges are looking at her like she's a magical unicorn or something, which is the part I have a problem with because it's positive reinforcement for anyone who is trying to look like her.

Ciao
08-13-2010, 02:48 AM
http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/ab15/JeMappelleSierra/Photography/Divider-1-1.jpg

Honestly, I have never seen anyone that tiny
unless it's in Holocaust documents. :o

http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/ab15/JeMappelleSierra/Photography/Divider-1.jpg

HelenMay
08-13-2010, 02:53 AM
Forget the girls waist....did you see her face? She looks haggard for such a young lady and her color was gray.

GreenTeaYum
08-19-2010, 11:55 PM
I think it is a bit disturbing. It doesn't look healthy- but then again, neither am I, so who am I to judge? I don't think it should be idolized though.

ChubbyBun
08-20-2010, 03:07 AM
Tyra Banks' statement on it. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/17/tyra-banks-responds-to-to_n_684712.html)

I tend to think being underweight can be just as risky to your health as being overweight. The girl doesn't look particularly healthy to me for her height.

Andreaislosingweight
09-29-2010, 10:20 AM
Whether she has an eating disorder or not, that weight at that height is unhealthy and any doctor would say the same.

sacha
09-29-2010, 01:59 PM
I used to be that skinny in high school.

While a great deal of us struggle with our weight (meaning people in general, as I'm sure nobody comes to 3FC because they don't have weight problems), we need to remember that there ARE naturally tall and lanky people. I don't find it ridiculous - remember, this girl is 6'2. They also showed her whole family - all have the *same* body type.

Lanky girls like that do exist and why should they be shamed for their appearance that is natural to their body type? Yes, one girl opening admitted to restricting herself to look like that, and she was booted off. The girl, who was 6'2 and in tears because people made fun of her during her life, was naturally that size and should be not be degraded for her appearance. After having been teased for being too skinny in high school, I can appreciate her.

It's not just "fat girls" that receive hurtful daily comments about their natural appearance.

Simona
09-29-2010, 03:26 PM
I didn't see the clip the OP posted but I think you're talking about Ann - she had the tiny waist. They showed pictures of her brother - I think that family is just naturally thin. My dad looks anorexic but he isn't - that's just his body.

They did eliminate a girl in the 1st round after they saw the photos - she did have an eating disorder and they [Diane Von Furstenburg was the guest judge and was very vocal about her] decided she wasn't a healthy example of "model thin".

I think some people are naturally thin - most of the girls picked for that show are just that but there are some who do have EDs and shouldn't be there. I was glad they plucked that girl out of the competition. She has actually gone on to gain 10lbs, sign with an agency and is doing modeling work now that she looks healthier.

I'm a fan of the show and Ann is my fave right now this season - not because of her tiny waist but because I like her odd look - the big ears, the weird looking face, lanky body.

freedomreins
10-01-2010, 07:56 AM
Anamaria was the one that was sent home after they were worried about her weight. She said she was on a strict calorie-controlled diet and she was far, far too skinny - to me, she looked unhealthy, but Ann, who is in the clip with the tiny waist, looks healthier than Anamaria because she doesn't have all her bones showing.

I agree, I think Ann is naturally thin, her family seems to be naturally thin as well. Anamaria just looked incredibly unhealthy.

yellsa
10-28-2010, 11:22 PM
I actually went to school with a girl that has such a tiny waist and she ate whatever she liked. I think some people are built that way.
I agree with mandalinn82. We don't know the girl and have no information about her health. And the words "repulsive" and "gross" should not be used to describe a person regardless of their looks.

sweetsmmr91
10-28-2010, 11:52 PM
ehh she's 6'2 though.. I have friends who have tiny wastes because they're taller and play college sports so it's easy to keep weight off.. Soo I don't know. Not the WORST, she doesn't look unhealthy really..

LindseyLou
10-28-2010, 11:59 PM
OMG, her waist is TINY!!! I've never seen anything like it!!

I wonder what the panel's reaction would be if they saw mine! lol ;)

beerab
11-19-2010, 06:40 PM
I didn't see the clip the OP posted but I think you're talking about Ann - she had the tiny waist. They showed pictures of her brother - I think that family is just naturally thin. My dad looks anorexic but he isn't - that's just his body.

They did eliminate a girl in the 1st round after they saw the photos - she did have an eating disorder and they [Diane Von Furstenburg was the guest judge and was very vocal about her] decided she wasn't a healthy example of "model thin".

I think some people are naturally thin - most of the girls picked for that show are just that but there are some who do have EDs and shouldn't be there. I was glad they plucked that girl out of the competition. She has actually gone on to gain 10lbs, sign with an agency and is doing modeling work now that she looks healthier.

I'm a fan of the show and Ann is my fave right now this season - not because of her tiny waist but because I like her odd look - the big ears, the weird looking face, lanky body.


Yup yup- Ann's family is all like that- and she makes a point to say she eats ALL the time it's just her family is like that.

She is such a sweet and nice person though- you can't help but love Ann- and honestly she is quite stunning in photographs- but she was made fun of and teased her whole life about being super thin that she actually has low self-esteem- she slumps over IMO to make herself look shorter. I just want to take a ruler and smack her on the back to make her sit/stand up straighter!

I knew a guy in high school like her- it was crazy!

TrueBloodFan
01-11-2011, 04:08 PM
I agree with the last couple of messages here, healthy comes in all shapes and sizes. Plus I also like Ann I think she take some beautiful photos and she is unusual looking. That and I am a sucker for the shy, awkward types in these shows.

Having a friend who was naturally quite skinny despite what she ate in college and she hated when people commented on her weight and kept offering her food. It made her super paranoid and sensitive about it.