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Super Skinny Models: How Thin is Too Thin?

In an industry in which lean and tall are highly regarded, models are often seen looking extremely skinny and frail.


At a recent runway show for Milan's Fashion Week, model Alaina Zimmer turned some heads and caused quite a stir wearing a low-cut black Gianfranco Ferrè dress, revealing her emaciated skin-and-bones torso.

In order to keep models from losing too much weight, Milan famously banned the overly thin; requiring a body mass index of 18.5. Not meeting this requirement meant the models could not hit the runway.

Several rail-thin supermodels have died after suffering from anorexia, including 22-year-old Luisel Ramos -- who died of a heart attack. Ana Carolina Reston passed away from kidney failure, and Isabelle Caro battled the disease for 15 years before succumbing at the age of 28.