Australia’s Next Top Model – A Size 8 Still Too Large?
Every year this issue comes up on Australia’s Next Top Model when one of the models is told they are too fat.
However this year it appears a girl who is size 8 has been deemed as being to large for the industry.
News.com.au reports Alex Perry tells 18 year old Alissandra Moone likens her to “overstuffed baggage”.
The article states:
Alissandra Moone, 18, who at 57kg is considered underweight on the Australian body mass index, was “stunned” when her size became an issue on Foxtel’s top-rating show.
Judge Alex Perry has openly criticised Moone’s body, likening it to “overstuffed luggage”, and the clash is set to reach a head on tonight’s episode.
“It’s a very bad message to be sending to young girls who watch the show,” Moone said yesterday.
“It’s harsh. It’s stupid. And it’s out of touch. I understand it’s a reality of the (modelling) industry but this is a TV show and they should have a responsibility to censor that kind of thing.
“I know this has happened to other girls in the past but I was shocked when he (Perry) said I was too fat.
“I’m only a size eight. There’s going to be a lot of young girls watching this who are bigger than me, and how’s this going to make them feel?”
Perry was unavailable for comment.
This story has probably been put out there to attract viewers to tonights episode on the show.
So if you want to watch it Australia’s Next Top Model (ANTM) is on Fox 8 tonight at 7.30pm.
UPDATE: Alex Perry has come out on twitter (no not in THAT way) and said he was misquoted. His quote was to do with her pose in photo shoot apparently.