Skinny Model

Status: Real
image A lot of people still stumble upon the "Too Skinny" pictures that I have posted on the site. (Warning: one of the pictures may not be safe for work.) Andrea was one such person, and decided to send in a picture of a real-life skinny model that she once worked with to serve as a comparison. She writes:

I worked for 3 seasons at dolce&gabbanna in milan, italy and all the girl models were very skinny but we had 2 anorexic/bulimic ones, one (the one in the pic) more than the other. The thing that really got to me while working there is that the girl with the best body (thin but curvy, great breasts, ass and legs) was the one that fit into less clothes, no jeans would close or even go all the way up! but even worse than that, there was this new collection of leather/plastic skirts and trousers that we could only fit on the model whose pic i'm sending, two of the trousers we'd even have to close them between 2 people because they were so small... and whenever she had to model those ones she would stop eating for a day or two. To each their own ideas, but i saw her wasting away, partly fault of the fashion industry and i don't think that is right.

I agree that the girl in the picture is very skinny, but thankfully she's nowhere near as skinny as the models in the Too-Skinny pictures (which are all fake, by the way).

Body Manipulation

Posted on Thu Mar 23, 2006


She's still painfully skinny...
Posted by Smerk  on  Fri Mar 24, 2006  at  01:10 AM
My parents who'd been in show business when they met, were very unhappy with my weight as a very small child so started putting me on diets at the age of 9. The pattern continued with me into adulthood and I became aneroxic dropping to below 80 pounds (don't know what that is in stones)...stuff that should have stuck out became concaved. I would stop breathing at night and my heart also would stop. I ended up a few times in the hospital.

The problem is that you still have bone structure under that tissue layer of skin and you can't reduce the size or width of that structure unless you crush bone or remove it (I know one actress who had ribs removed to get a smaller waist).

It took a while for me to realize what I saw in the mirror, AND more importantly, that guys don't actually want to look at, much less date walking-Rigor Mortis.
Posted by hulitoons  on  Fri Mar 24, 2006  at  05:41 AM
I think that thing about an actress having her lower rib removed to get a smaller waist is an urban legend. At least, I've never heard of a verified case of this being done. I've most often seen this rumor referring to Cher, but it gets attached to other skinny actresses/singers as well.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Fri Mar 24, 2006  at  03:04 PM
ONE of the pictures may not be safe for work??

Which ones of those ghastly images are NOT grotesque and indecent?
Posted by Big Gary in Turkey, Texas  on  Fri Mar 24, 2006  at  04:40 PM

she needs a steak...a steak that weighs more than her


i blame society and the media
Posted by Eva  on  Fri Mar 24, 2006  at  05:14 PM
eat something girl, this isnt healthy
Posted by Gisele  on  Fri Mar 24, 2006  at  06:24 PM

Rib removal is not a 'legend' or a hoax, but is actually a common practice by many cosmetic surgeons. Please refer to one site url above as an example
Posted by hulitoons  on  Sat Mar 25, 2006  at  05:40 AM
Don't forget the story about Marilyn Manson getting a rib removed to preform oral sex on himself.
Posted by Lonewatchman  on  Sat Mar 25, 2006  at  07:46 PM
hey my name is lily.

i am 12 years of age. i wish i was thin. i havn't eaten in 6 and a half days know. i want to be thin but how. i am in year 7. i have been on a proteen diet but it aien't working..... i want to be pretty i want boys to like me i want a boy friend i want what skinny girls my age have! i want to be thin and not having to think about what i eat but eating any thing i want and staying thin..... ]

what can i do plz help .... from lily... xox
Posted by liy  on  Sun Mar 26, 2006  at  12:36 AM
Posted by hulitoons  on  Sun Mar 26, 2006  at  04:38 AM
I just knew someone would bring Marilyn Manson up ... *fumes off* I can't even go online without hearing that story.
Posted by Dracul  on  Sun Mar 26, 2006  at  07:14 AM
I NEVER want to see Alex's internet porn collection.
Posted by Craig  on  Sun Mar 26, 2006  at  09:12 AM
lily, you shouldn't be doing that. thats a misconception that if you dont eat you lose weight. many people think that. you should be happy, and if the boys dont like you because your not skinny then forget about them. theyre shallow.

i also heard of the urban legend about marylin manson having a rib removed.
not only him but Paulina rubio
and a few other celebrities...
damn urban legends
Posted by Eva  on  Sun Mar 26, 2006  at  05:06 PM
I'm sorry to say so but the picture of this skinny girl doesn't look real to me at all, and if it somebody tells me what the hell is going on with that sort hole she has between her ribs. It's just completely unnatural looking. I accept that she looks skinny but I can't imagine why her body would be deformed in that way if it had not been photoshopped.
Posted by Emily  on  Mon Mar 27, 2006  at  06:30 AM
Actually, that 'hole' as you put it is very real....I know because this is how I looked (I had this as well and worse). Things suddenly go inward and pop outward oddly when you go this far below weight levels. I suppose part of it is the musculature underneath, which is also wasting away becomes sinuous or stringy but hard.
Posted by hulitoons  on  Mon Mar 27, 2006  at  06:39 AM
Craig sez:
"I NEVER want to see Alex's internet porn collection."

If you clicked on the links on this item, and the ones for kitten/stiletto heels story, I think you've already seen it.
Posted by Big Gary in Tool, Texas  on  Mon Mar 27, 2006  at  04:39 PM
Note WHY this girl is skinny: because thats how small the clothes are that are provided for her to model. She has to fit into the clothes to keep her job, therefore, she has to be that thin.
If we ever hope to change the myth that thinner is better (which contributes to many eating disorders), fashion designers will have to start making their clothes for models and celebrities in bigger sizes. The models will then be able to achieve healthy weight and keep their jobs. Im not talking about bigger (average) sizes like 12 or 14, but realisticly thin sizes, like a 6 or 8 instead of 2, 0, or less. A woman who wears a size 6 or 8 is attractively thin but easily within a healthy weight range - and far bigger than a majority of models and actresses.
Posted by chyca  on  Sun Apr 02, 2006  at  01:37 PM
Lily, the truth is most boys don't like girls that skinny. Most people think that girls who are that skinny look gross. Just exercise and eat at least three meals a day, consisting of chicken, fish or beef with green veggies on the side. Also drink plenty of water and cut down on soda, fried food and sweets. Whether you are overweight or not, everyone should eat that way. And why do you need a boy anyways? If a guy doesn't like you for you then he's not worth your time, no matter how cute he is. You should focus on liking yourself, who gives a crap what other people think? most of the losers I went to school with are either meth addicts or on welfare. Do you really care what future meth addicts think of you? I thought not. When I was your age I had terrible acne, and boys didn't look at me, I felt really bad about myself.
When I was around 20 I met a great guy who thought I was beautiful regardless of that, and I got on acutane to help me feel better about myself. Now I hardly get pimples and I've lost weight, the healthy way. But my point is, You're too young to be caring about your weight, You should only be concerned about your health. You just need to be a kid right now, and I know you don't want to hear it and it sounds condescending, but it's the truth. I just wish that when I was your age, I had spent more time playing than wondering if people liked me, if I had known then what I know now, I would have been a happier child and things people said would have rolled off my back.
Posted by fluffychii  on  Thu Apr 06, 2006  at  05:24 PM
Oh and to the girl who said the silliness about the "hole between the ribs"
It's called muscle...and thats what it looks like.

That pic is 100% real.
Posted by nico  on  Thu May 04, 2006  at  12:22 AM
hey dude
u look so ugly like that
oh gosh!
Posted by Larissa(Brazil)  on  Thu May 04, 2006  at  08:53 AM

Calling somebody a "cunt" for no reason...

I look fine, I am just small.
I was just trying to show you that the photo of that model is very real.

That's all.
Posted by Nico  on  Thu May 25, 2006  at  09:31 AM
Recent comments with inappropriate or foul name labels and etc. are very inappropriate anywhere, and are not appreciated by anyone.
Posted by hulitoons  on  Thu May 25, 2006  at  12:11 PM
I absolutely agree.
I'm not offended, I'm just surprised at the
moronic mentality.
Posted by nico  on  Thu May 25, 2006  at  12:23 PM
Hey. Do you think a girl who is about 5'0 tall and 83-85 pounds is too thin?
Posted by asdf  on  Sun Jun 18, 2006  at  01:16 AM
depends what you want to look like.

85 at 5'0

would be a bmi of about 16.2

youd be thin...
if thats what youre going for, no youre not in any life danger or anything lol.
Posted by nico  on  Mon Jun 19, 2006  at  12:19 PM
nico your pics look great. asdf a bmi of 16 is just ok if you have a light build, you would look pretty skinny
Posted by dave  on  Mon Jul 24, 2006  at  02:30 AM
Thankies <3!

I am 5'5
88 pounds....

most people think i am too thin,
i think i am just fine 😊
Posted by nico  on  Mon Jul 24, 2006  at  10:53 AM
you sure are just fine, you look great
Posted by dave  on  Mon Jul 24, 2006  at  03:07 PM
Dave, please check out if you haven't already. This girl needs help, not encouragement.
Posted by blueapples85  on  Sat Oct 07, 2006  at  03:04 PM
Nico I'm am sorry but you are thin and it's NOT attractive at all!!!!!!

Are you skinny like that naturally or are you doing this to yourself on purpose?

I think you need a HUGE reality check!!!

It is NOT beautiful to have ALL your bones showing through your skin......I am very surprised that your mother, whom you've spoken of on your Xanga page, hasn't stepped in to offer you any help.

I wish you well though and hopefully you get some good sense in your head!

I'm am saying this out of love honey....You do have a serious problem!
Posted by Myron  on  Wed Nov 22, 2006  at  10:34 PM
Okay! dream job is to be a MODEL!..I fear that I am not skinny enough??..I am about 5'11 but not SKINNY!.I'm not FAT but then again not skinny, what do i do?!?!
Posted by Kayla  on  Sat Dec 02, 2006  at  10:48 AM
I think that no matter what your size, if you are happy with how you look then everyone else needs to keep their mouth shut about it!
It's your body, do with as you please, as long as you're healthy, then be proud of who you are, do not let anyone change the way you think and see yourself, I think that everybody is beautiful in their own way, no matter what your size may be!
I use to be 86 pounds, I was unhealthy and unhappy, now i'm 115 and couldn't be healthy'er OR happier!
Just walk proudly, head high, if they don't like the way you look?? then F$^* THEM!
Posted by Alicia  on  Sun Dec 03, 2006  at  02:05 PM
Hey Kayla, it's just too easy for you. Cut out the carbs and red meat, leave the Chevy at home, and walk walk walk, run run run! For a few weeks!
Best wishes.
Posted by Dave  on  Tue Dec 05, 2006  at  05:03 PM
Man, skinny is just so hot. If a skinny girl walked into a room, the plump women would bark up a storm, literally, but the guys would fantasize immediately. It is a hot look. Unhealthy is not good, but doesn't mean it isn't hot.
Lilly sweetheart, your personality is what would make you hot. Being skinny just attracts the attention, and it might be attention you are not ready for or know how to deal with. I think it is admirable for you do so much to look good for a guy and you'll make some one very happy later.
Posted by Jonathan  on  Sat Dec 09, 2006  at  03:34 PM
Dear Girl,
I feel so sorry to see you like this, starving oyurself to death, yet you think it's great.It is the biggestirony of all.Isn't it enough that people make comments behind your back. And trust me, if you continue like this, you will DEFINETELY GET VERY SICK and MOST PROBABLY DIE SOON!
Please talk to somebody!
Posted by sokolica  on  Fri Dec 15, 2006  at  08:42 AM
Yeah, they make comments like, "gee she's hot", "wish my girlfriend would care enough about what I want to lose 10 or 30 pounds", and "What's the PC thing to say so my girlfriend won't feel guilty or ashamed".
Keep seeing a doctor just in case to make sure you don't go too far though. Being sick is not sexy.
Do you do modeling in LA? I would love to sculpt you.
Posted by Jonathan  on  Fri Dec 15, 2006  at  06:17 PM

It's not up to me to decide if you are attractive or not. There are those that will think your are attractive and those who do not (my husband is one of the latter, but would not be rude). Attractiveness is not going to keep you alive if your body doesn't have enough support (nutrition or exercise wise) to keep the heart muscle healthy. Please remember that although Karen Carpenter did lose a lot of weight, her death was from losing heart muscle, so thin and small isn't necessarily healthy, no matter what the look.

I, for one, hope you do well whatever you choose to follow, and my opinion about your appearance isn't necessary for you to live a full and happy life.
Posted by FN  on  Mon Mar 26, 2007  at  11:16 AM
Your stunning, skinny, and beautiful, I wish I could be like you, I am 84 pounds, and 5"2. an you E-Mail me at ****************
Posted by Katy  on  Mon Apr 09, 2007  at  04:56 PM
The social stigma that pushes young women to warp, distort or deform their bodies based on asthesic assumptions is dangerous and irresponsible. However, all of you must be aware and understand that just because a woman is skinny, this does not necessarily mean that she means to be, or that she has done this to her self. Have you considered genetic predesposition? Malnutrition due to financial reasons? How about metabolism? Disease?
I am twenty-three, five feet tall and 85 pounds. I excersize, I eat more than most people twice my size and I'm healthy. I danced in ballet for fourteen years. I am quite aware that I am extremely thin, I also carefuly monitor my diet to be sure that I get at least 2,500 calories a day. I want to gain weight, but for me that's just as difficult as it is for some people to lose weight. Not because of a mental disorder, but because of a very real psychical predesposition to being thin.
Please consider all possible reasons before pointing at a thin person and screaming 'anorexic!'. For those of us who actually want to gain weight, this is insulting and unecessary. What's more, for those that are genuinely in need of help, how does your berating them help them at all?
As you can see, I'm thin, but not going to break in half any time soon!
Posted by Oestaira  on  Sun Apr 22, 2007  at  02:16 PM

are you sure you weigh 85?

You look like you are a very healthy size....

You dont look "extremely" thin,
not in that picture, at least.

you look cute and robust and healthy.
Slim but not "skinny".

You look great,
i dont see why anyone would suggest you looked
'too thin'.

why would you want to gain weight?

You look very nice and appear to be at a good weight.
Posted by nico  on  Sun Apr 22, 2007  at  02:27 PM
Nico--Here's a more recent pic of me.
I, for one, don't thik I'm dangerously skinny. I could stand to put on a little weight, just for my own satisfaction, but I don't think there is anything wrong with how I am now. I'm very content with who I am, mind body and soul, however, there are a great number of people who have given me nasty looks, rude comments, and flat out wouldn't accept that I'm not anorexic. In today's society, you're either pressured to be skinny or ostracized for BEING skinny.
Posted by Oestaira  on  Sun Apr 22, 2007  at  02:35 PM

You are absolutely stunning.

Yes, in this picture you look thinner than you do in the bikini one,
probably because of the pose in that one.

Your slender size suits you....

You remind me of a very young bebe neuwirth-
you look lovely and lithe.

The world is the rock and the hard place.
Youre damned if you do , damned if you dont no matter what you do or who you are....
weight is not the only area in which is shifty human beings kick eachother whether theyre up or down.

Dont let anyone make you feel un-beautiful-
for if they try,
uts merely a reflection of their own
self loathing.

Youre beautiful and slim....

some woman are just naturally that.

You do not look ill and anyone who says you do is a jerk who is envious.

You look healthy and gorgeous.

Never listen to nay sayers.
Posted by nico  on  Mon Apr 23, 2007  at  09:02 AM
Nico--Thanks for your encouragement =) Unfortunately, our society will most likely never get over the preocupation with attractiveness, I can only hope that people become more educated about what is actually 'healthy' and understand that even if you are 80 pounds or 200 pounds, you can be healthy and beautiful. I also hope that some day the taboo and misunderstandings of genuine eating disorders will be lifted and those that actually suffer from these very real conditions receive the help and compassion that they desperately need and deserve.
Posted by Oestaira  on  Mon Apr 23, 2007  at  01:11 PM
Nico and Oestaira, you both look super-great!
Posted by Dave  on  Mon Apr 30, 2007  at  02:53 PM
Hey, I'm Emily and I just need to talk some body.. I never dared to tell this to anybody. But I don't know you, and you don't know me, that feels safe... So here it comes...

I'm going crazy! On one side I want to be skinny!!! And I want to loose at least 8 pounds. But at the other side I know how bad it is for you... And I'm just 15 years old, if I would eat to less fat (eww gros!!) and drink too less milk I know that I will never grow tall... And my bones will break much easier when I'm old... But I want to be skinny! Regular diets don't work with me... I don't know what it is, but I just don't loose weight. I try to eat between 1000 and 1200 cals a day (I know, it's very much to some of you, but I can't eat less, or my parents will notice) and I exercise as much as posible. I do between 100 and 500 sit-ups a day, 100 leg exercises and some push-ups. Further I go to school by my bike and train three times a week hockey and one time tennis.
If I eat more I feel really bad, and hate myself. (I do that to if I look at the mirror). I used to throw up if I thought I ate too much, but I quit that because it's soo bad for you... I didnn't loose weigt, but I did loose 3 centimeters.. But that's way to less... Actually that's nothing..
I don't know what to do.. My parents are getting all worried and watch me all the time. What do I do???
Please give me some advise
(I'm sorry for my English, I'm not very good at it... I'm Dutch)
Posted by Emily  on  Tue May 15, 2007  at  08:23 AM

I agree fully with Oestaira, it is possible to be 80 pounds or 200 pounds and still be healthy and very much beautiful. I can't imagine the stress and misery you are causing yourself over 8 pounds. My advice to you is this, stop fussing over 8 pounds, eat healthy and in moderation, but eat well. Get out and walk, hike, bike, jog, play sports, go horseback riding, swimming or do volunteer work. Stop forcing yourself through 500 sit ups if you don't enjoy it. Get out and have fun, eat well and meet people and please stop worrying over your weight. We as people are all different, it the very thing that makes up beautiful. I am a 16 year old male, 6 feet 3 inches, and 130 pounds, you can see several ribs, but I eat what I want and I stay active. People like to pick on me for being so skinny, but I honestly don't care what they say, I am happy.
Posted by Joe  on  Thu May 24, 2007  at  04:45 PM
I would like to be anorexic. Is there something wrong with me? and if not. how can i become anorexic.
Posted by Hannah  on  Fri Jun 01, 2007  at  09:13 PM
omg thats well too skinning babes i no that everi gal wants to be skinny and i think you think maybe boys like it but thats just too far !!!
and no boys dont like it !
soz !
love ya 😊
Posted by shanon  on  Mon Jun 04, 2007  at  08:03 AM
well you become anereic by not eating and stuff like dat but you reli dont want to do that av you eva seen the progrmmes on it !!
im size 6 and evrione at skl keeps telling mi i need to put on wait coz im too skinni as for these models normal people are soo much betta then them eniway!!
i think the nice size is probably size 8 to size ten
hannah dont think yu neeed to loose wiat becuse you care wat people say !
be happy with ur self babe
Posted by shannon  on  Mon Jun 04, 2007  at  08:15 AM
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