Model for Anti-Anorexia Campaign Dead at 28
December 30, 2010
Model and Anorexia Awareness Activist Isabelle Caro’s death at the age of 28 was announced today. She died on Nov 17 after a three week hospitalization. Her death is presumed to be from complications related to Anorexia which she battled from the age of 13, after being told by a fashion designer that although already thin she would have to lose twenty more pounds if she ever wanted to work as a model. She so wanted to model that she put herself on a starvation diet and a tragic body weight dysphoria began to rule her life. She wanted her emaciated image to be shown as a caution and a protest against the social pressure for hyper-thinness in young women and girls. The 2007 billboard campaign was called “NO Anorexia” and was banned in some places. She weighed only 63 pounds at the time of the photo shoot. She was quoted as saying” I thought this could be a chance to use my suffering to get a message across, and finally put an image on what thinness represents and the danger it leads to — which is death.” In honor of her wishes the photos are posted above. Rest in Peace, Isabelle.