It’s not breaking news that the fashion industry body shames many of the models striving — and sadly, starving — to make it.
In a recent account from Danish model Ulrikke Hoyer, the 20-year-old recounts being told she was “too fat” for Louis Vuitton‘s recent Cruise show in Kyoto — despite being a size 2 with a 24-inch waist!
In a lengthy post on Facebook, the blonde beauty revealed that she was told to drink nothing but water for 24 hours because she was “too big” and had a “a very bloated stomach” and “bloated face”:
She penned in part:
“Ashley Brokaw’s caster Alexia had said that there had been some problems during the fitting. According to her I had “a very bloated stomach”, “bloated face”, and urged me to starve myself with this statement “Ulrikke needs to drink only water for the next 24 hours”. I was shocked when I heard it. I woke up at 2am and was extremely hungry. The breakfast started at 6:30am ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ I had the absolute minimum. I was afraid to meet Alexia so my luck she didn’t arrive until 8am, when my plate was taken off the table. She said good morning to me and the other girls and looked at me, then down on my non-existent plate and up at me again. She was checking if I had been eating food. At 7pm my mother agent from Denmark called my to tell the sad news that Louis Vuitton had chosen to cancel me from the show without the refitting and that I was going to be sent back home. Not only did I have a belly, my face was puffy now also my back was a problem. I am glad I’m 20 years old with an elite sports background and not a 15 year old girl, who are new to this and unsure about herself, because I have no doubt that I would then have ended up very sick and scarred long into my adult life.”
We’re so happy she’s not afraid to speak out on this very important topic!
Ch-ch-check out her full disturbing account (below)!!
Body shaming is not cool, EVER!
[Image via Instagram.]