Israel Was The First Country To Ban Underweight Models

In Israel, a new law took effect Jan. 1 2013 that aims to prevent fashion models from losing weight to the detriment of their health and the well-being of others inclined to follow in their footsteps. Israeli lawmakers adopted the legislation in March 2012 stipulating that fashion and commercial models should have a body-mass index of at least 18.5. A 5-foot-8 adult weighing 120 pounds, for instance, has a BMI of 18.2, disqualifying her -or him- from pursuing a modeling career in this country of nearly 8 million people. It is also called the “Photoshop law” because it demands that computer-generated changes to make models appear thinner be noted along with the images. Although the law targets adults in general, it is clearly aimed at female models. Eating disorders mostly affect young women.

Israel was the first country to ban underweight models

Israel was the first country to ban underweight models

Israel was the first country to ban underweight models

Israel was the first country to ban underweight models

Israel was the first country to ban underweight models

Israel was the first country to ban underweight models

Israel was the first country to ban underweight models

Israel was the first country to ban underweight models

Israel was the first country to ban underweight models
Israeli model Bar Refaeli

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