What do you do if you are lucky enough to possess what is widely considered the sexiest body on the planet?
If you’re Candice Swanepoel, it appears, you lose weight.
A horrible amount of weight.
These pictures surfaced as Victoria’s Secret launched their latest lingerie range at The Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles.
It should come as no surprise that great things, apparently, lie in wait for this world-beater South African model.
She has just had what was widely reported to be a stellar set of Fashion Weeks, has broken through into the realms of the highest fashion editorial (Mario Testino! Italian Vogue!) and has been considered for massive film roles.
And now these awful pictures.
What on earth happened?
Does she believe that she should be thinner?
I’m crossing my fingers that truly awful these shots are just horribly unflattering pictures. Or that they are evidence of mischievous retouching or anything other than what they look like: Which is a suddenly very sick woman.
Many young models are vulnerable to the pressure of losing weight and conforming to an unrealistically skeletal industry norm, but Candice?
Candice, (everyone who knows her says,) is smart, well-adjusted and extremely well advised. Her career has been professionally, lovingly and responsibly managed.
The notion that a strong and healthy, successful young woman like her could still fall victim to the curse of an eating disorder is profoundly depressing.
Think of all those other models who don’t have what she has to protect them, back them, look after them.
Via The Daily Mail