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Madrid to Renew Ban on Thin Models

By Tar De Moutonnoir     Jan 13, 2007 in World
Fashion models deemed too skinny have once again been banned from catwalks in Madrid, Spain.
We first heard about this back in September when the fashion world was abuzz of the new policy and its implications. Authorities insisted they would follow through with the plan saying skinny models depict an unhealthy standard for women.
"Only models whose body mass index, which measures body fat based on height and weight, is above 18 will be accepted for the Pasarela Cibeles fashion event", one of the show's officials, Cuca Solano, told the Spanish Europa Press news agency."
The plan will go onto effect next month and is not the only one of its kind. Other European cities have enacted similar bans. Milan, Italy also imposed regulations last year following the death of Brazilian model Ana Carolina Reston. The 21 year old died from anorexia after subsisting on a diet of tomatoes and diet coke.
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