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Israel Bans Skinny Models

Ultra-skinny models are to be confined to history after the a law came into effect in Israel for the start of 2013.

Only healthy looking models with a Body Mass Index of more than 18.5, such as the country's most famous export, Bar Refaeli, will be able to work there.

The law, approved by the Knesset (the government's legislating branch) last March, requires models to produce a medical report showing they have maintained a healthy BMI for three months before a shoot or catwalk show.

(H/T Ron LaDow)

Source: Daily Mail. Read full article. (link)

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  • Sevo||

    See? Those skinny models make Gazans launch rockets!

  • StackOfCoins||

    Although this law is really ridiculous, I can't muster much sympathy for anyone affected by it. Runway models have always looked like hideous skeletons to me.