The women we hold as icons of beauty are not happy. And if they’re not happy, who is happy. All the images that are out in the media [are] the same - the 16-year old white girl who is totally emaciated.
'At the time everyone was completely coked up and maybe 99lbs,' she added. 'So I went down to 117 and they said I was still too fat.'Feeling rejected, she went on to focus on photography, spending a year studying in Italy under American photographer James White before returning to New York.
'At the end of the day, the true beauty we will all be left with isn’t cloaked in Dior or Lanvin, it’s the simple acts of kindness which have made a difference in the lives of others, which no cellulite or wrinkle can ever erase.'To me it seems there is a lot at play here. While I want to applaud her for being comfortable in her own skin, I worry that she is portraying an equally unhealthy message as her emaciated counter-parts. It is not healthy to be anorexic, bulimic, underweight or to be doing drugs - that goes without saying. Even though D'Amour insists she is healthy and has no high blood pressure or cholesterol problems - that doesn't make her healthy either. There is endless controversy around the 'real' women behind heavily retouched images, but there is no lack of photoshopping going on in these images either, and it is definitely not to make her seem impossibly thin. One thing I believe we can all agree upon is we will never have an ideal role model of health and fitness in the limelight - largely because we will work tirelessly to find any possible flaws. But moreover, the entire movement for the fashion industry to stray away from unrealistic body types on the slim end is to discourage unhealthy behaviour. Promoting obesity, not size acceptance, promotes unhealthy behaviour as well - just on the other end of the spectrum. Stay healthy with a balanced LIFESTYLE. That's what BodyRock is all about and we're here to help. Bring your training and results to the next level by enjoying the right foods with us and see what a difference eating to support your fitness goals can achieve. Click here to check out our nutrition guide and get the results you WANT and DESERVE.
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