The issue of plus size models is always a hot topic. And now Myla Dalbesio – who has been dubbed the ‘new Crystal Renn’ – has added to the storm by admitting she was encouraged to lose weight by clients. In a candid interview with Fashionista.com, Myla revealed the extreme lengths she went to, trying to shift the 15 pounds she was asked to lose.
‘I tried throwing up after I ate and that’s awful’, says the 24-year-old American. ‘That is painful – I would never wish for anyone to do that ever. And then I’d go through weeks where all I ate was black olives or pickles because they have no calories and nothing was happening. I wasn’t losing weight, I was spending hours in the gym. I have a really large chest and it’s never going to go away.’
Myla, who has just been shot for Dazed and Confused and Claph Magazine, adds, ‘I think modelling can be so nourishing and creative but there’s also this side that’s so petty and judgmental and dark and disgusting and it’s really hard to deal with that… Either you’re too big or too small – you’re not plus enough.’ So has she got a point?
Crystal Renn on the catwalk in 2010 and on the red carpet last week
The most high-profile plus size model, Crystal Renn, has recently come under fire for losing weight. She was pictured at the W.E premiere earlier this week looking slimmer than ever. However, she says it’s down to her taking up hiking and yoga.
Ladies – we think you look gorgeous, no matter what your size.