Turns out there is such a thing as being too thin. At least in Israel.
In a first, models in the Jewish state with a BMI (body mass index) of less than 18.5 are banned from the catwalk, photo shoots and ad campaigns. According to that standard, a female model who is 5-feet-8 can weigh no less than 119 pounds.
Ted Merwin |
Special To The Jewish Week
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