Health Mag Ripped for 'Fattening Up' Cover Model

Critics lash emaciated model whitewash
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted May 17, 2010 4:30 AM CDT
Updated May 17, 2010 6:33 AM CDT
The skinny wars rage on in the world of modeling, Now a health magazine is being criticized for altering a photo of a cover model to "fatten her up" after she appeared at a photo shoot looking emaciated.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Another magazine is in trouble for altering a model's photograph—but this time it's for "fattening her up" rather than slimming her down. Healthy packed as much as 44 pounds on the waif-like Kamilla Wladyka when she turned up at a photo shoot looking "really thin and unwell," editor Jane Druker explained at a London roundtable discussion on unheathy models. "Her bones stuck out." Critics lashed the UK magazine for "whitewashing" the problem and moving on.

"If you can't trust the health industry to be healthy, how can you expect the fashion magazines to put their house in order?" asked the head of an eating disorders organization. A model agency director said Wladyka "probably should have been sent home from the shoot. She's supposed to be representing a 'healthy' magazine as their cover girl and they retouched her to make her look healthier," she told the Telegraph. It's false." Click here to see the model and cover.

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