A former top editor of Vogue Australia magazine, Kirstie Clement who
was fired from her editor-in-chief job at Vogue Australia in May of
2012, has written a book exposing what she says are some of the
secrets of the modeling world, sharing it as an account of her stay in
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, she recalled one season when models
were particularly thin.
"I was having dinner with a New York agent who said to me that a few
of the girls had resorted to eating tissues," she said. "I'd never
heard of such a thing. I said 'Oh, what did that do?' And, apparently,
they swelled in your stomach and made you feel full, and I definitely
heard that some girls were unwell and starving themselvesand were on
drips. Over time, I did hear that."
She also told "ET" that already-slendermodels who aspired to becoming
catwalk models in Paris were often expected to lose " a great deal of
weight" so they could fit into the sample sizes.
Runway models were typically thinner than the models who would appear
in the magazine, Clements added.
"I am a little surprised that a Vogue editor is speaking out about it
because usually these are things that we just know about but we never
talkabout," said Cynthia Bailey, a model, star of Bravo's"Real
Housewives of Atlanta" and CEO of the Bailey Agency in Atlanta.
Clements told "ET" that her book "The Vogue Factor" was not a "bitter"
expose, but rather told the truth about what happens in the fashion
"It's honest and honesty. It's not bitterness," she said.
Maybe that's why they are always frowning, while on the runway.
Because of the pains they go through.