Models have a lot of pressure of them for to be in great shape, to be able to fit clothes. It becomes very specific, your arm muscles, the muscle of your thigh muscle. Everything becomes very focused. What happens in doing that, in order to do your job, you become sometimes very over-focused on your physical self. That is your tool. That is your machine that you’re selling, so you have to be serious about it. You have to be focused.
But you also have to be balanced. You have to nutritionally be balanced. You have to be healthy. I think that our industry has taken a lot of initiative to try and help models not overreact. The power of what a client says to a new model is incredibly powerful. It just takes one person to say one thing about a pant not fitting right or a skirt not fitting right, and it becomes internalized in a way that can be very harmful to them.