Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, who is the Fairest of Them All?

Back in college my professor discussed how media brainwash society the meaning of beauty & health and how they dictate status quo by bombarding us with magazine covers of well-cut models in bikini. Apparently the fashion industry have taken it to the next level.
In an excerpt of the story I am reading: This goes against everything we stand for as an industry, Mr. Bonnouvrier said. I am kicking and screaming about it now because this should be an industry of beauty and luxury, not famished-looking people that look pale and sick.

… THEY were alarmingly thin. Snejana Onopka, Natasha Poly and Hana Soukupova, models in demand among the fashion designers who showed their collections in New York last week, appeared so gaunt and thin that their knees and elbows were larger than their concave thighs and pipe cleaner arms, and their bobbling heads looked as if a slight breeze could detach them from their frail bodies.
Linda Wells, the editor of the beauty magazine Allure, said there were moments during the shows when she could hear gasps in the audience at their appearance.
What becomes alarming is when you see bones and start counting ribs, Ms. Wells said.

This is bad especially when perception on health & beauty among the younger generations move from a “coke bottle figure” to super skinny frame. While I do not agree that being healthy and beautiful means a “coke bottle figure”, I would rather accept that than the new trend of starvation and scary thin as the norm.
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