She writes: “… the truth is that if I was just starting to model at age 17 in 2012, I could not have had the career that I did. I would’ve been considered too heavy. In my time, the average model’s size was a four or six. Today you are expected to be a size zero. When I started out, I didn’t know such a size even existed.”
2012 rookie Crystal Renn was once a “plus-size model” and has documented her career (and weight issues) in Hungry, her memoir from a couple years ago.
The thing is, while the average weight of the models must be dwindling as the years go by, I have never seen any particular SI model, from the 1970s or from the 2010s, who has struck me as obviously underweight. I don’t know if I have some kind of mental recalibration that goes on in my head that justifies every bikini-clad girl I see, but all those models look good and healthy to me. Except maybe Cintia Dicker.
Girl is skinny.