New Israel law banning underweight models

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by Bethanni Williams

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 11:30 AM

(WHAS 11) -- Underweight models won't be getting much work in Israel.

A new Israeli law is taking on eating disorders by banning underweight models from catwalks and commercials.

The law uses body mass index, a way of estimating healthy weight, to decide who can model, and who can't.

Anyone with a BMI less than 18 and a half is out.

Spain and Australia have already set minimum weight limits for certain fashion shows. 

 

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