There's no doubt that supermodel Gisele Bunchen is a natural beauty. Yes, she is one of the lucky ones, which is why it's a little hard to listen to her weigh in (punny!) on the anorexia debate raging in the fashion world. Some fashion weeks have already started banning women deemed "too thin" from participating in runway shows and in Brazil alone four young models died of complications from anorexia last month. In an interview while down in Rio for their fashion week, Gisele said that the fashion industry isn't responsible for eating disorders. Instead, she thinks a lack of strong parental support is to blame. Here's more:
- "I never suffered this problem because I had a very strong family base," the supermodel told the local Globo newspaper on Friday. "The parents are responsible, not fashion."
- "Everybody knows the standard for models is to be thin," Bundchen said. "But you can't generalize and say that all models are anorexic."
While generalizations are never the answer, it seems slightly irresponsible for Gisele to completely pardon the fashion industry. It's impossible to deny that these pressures do exist and often fester in the heads of young women, even those who are naturally thin, forcing them to want to be much thinner, supportive family or not. Well, that got really heavy really quick.
For more pics of the beautiful and naturally thin Gisele strutting her stuff in Rio just