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now that i think about it alot, i'm going to return.
anywhoo....I came upon this little story of Amanda Laine in the April 09 issue of Flare Magazine that actually happened to her. I feel so sad...NO NOT cause she's thin, she's perfectly fine to me, but because it all happened in public and seems like something unforgettable and tragic. here's the 411:
"Amanda's story: I remember it vividly. I shudder every time I recall those few seconds. I was in New York to model in the Spring 2009 fashion shows. It was a beautiful fall day, and my father and I were walking along 10th Avenue enjoying the controlled chaos that is the Big Apple. I heard shouting, but it took me a while to realize the man going by on the bike was yelling at me.
"You are disgusting," he taunted, covering his eyes. "You should be ashamed." Then, he turned his attack on my father. "Take her home," he said.
It wasn't the first time I had been publicly ridiculed for my thin - I don't like the word "skinny" - frame, but it was the worst. Maybe because I didn't see it coming.
I'm 17 and I've been modelling since I was 15. I've been in shows and on shoots all over the world. (I was in the February issues of Harper's Bazaar and W, and the March issue of Italian Vogue, as well as the pages of FLARE.) Maybe that gives me the perspective other "skinny" girls may not have. As a model, I am surrounded by woman who look, well, a lot like me: tall, long-limbed and, yes, thin. And I'm also constantly surrounded by designers, stylists and photographers with varied notions of what it means to be beautiful. The idea that beauty is in the eye of the beholder is second nature to me.
I realize, though, that such thinking is not second nature to the rest of the world.
I have always been thin. When I was younger, my mother had trouble finding pants to fit me. But then, lots of girls my age were lanky. It wasn't until Grade 9 - when I started to grow up but not out - that I noticed I was different from the other girls. Everyone else noticed, too. Once, while playing volleyball, my mom overheard a bunch of other moms whispering about "that skinny girl."
It hurts. Yes, I am skinny - if we must use that word - but I am not unhealthy. In fact, I'm quite athletic. The presumption that I must be anorexic, or ill, in order to be thin really bothers me. I'm tired of the assumptions - of people being awed when they see me eating. I once had a backstage photographer approach me for a picture while I was munching on a cookie. He couldn't believe models actually ate.
Those kinds of stereotypes hurt us all. Anyone who knows me knows it is genetics, not disordered eating, that explains my physique. I'm lucky; I've been surrounded by friends, family, and other models who support me instead of putting me down. And, as a model, I guess I've bcome somewhat accustomed to scrutiny. But not everyone is as fortunate. I hope I can be a role model for size 0 woman. I hope that by simply being myself, by putting myself out there, we can all start to accept people as they are. - as told to Liza Finlay"
ugh what an asswhole though. It's not her fault she's a MODEL, no not a catalogue america's tranny next top model, a HIGH FASHION JOHN GALLIANO COUTURE WEARIN MODEL. ugh. and i happend to LOVE her body....ugh it's not her fault some people ride a bike to lose weight while others look fab and gorgeous going to say a casting she'll know she's guaranteed in. ugh. it's sad though cause i LOVE amanda laine....i think the bitch is fucking fierce and thinspirational. heck, most of america needs thinspiration. last time i checked, there's a shitoad of people in corn bread eating USA suffering from obesity and being plump in the not so ok areas than being super thin. I mean...she's just sooo....fierce!!