Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Teen Model Alexandra Michael Talks About Her Eating Disorder
18-year-old Alexandra Michael shares the story of her eating disorder in the current issue of Teen Vogue. In this Today Show segment, she talks about being backstage at a fashion show and admitting to a group of young models (women in their late teens and early 20s, she says) that she hadn't gotten her period in over a year. One by one, the other young women piped up to say, "Me neither." Bottom line: Alexandra's story is not an isolated incident. This is not just one extreme, aberrant case. It is a widespread industry problem.