Ali Michael Kicked Out of Paris Fashion Week For Being Too Fat!
Have you guys read the very disturbing Wall Street Journal article? February 2008 Teen Vogue cover girl Ali Michael got booted out of Paris fashion week for being too fat! Ali debuted on the runways in Fall 2007. She walked 31 shows during Spring 2008 show season (Dior, Chanel, etc she even opened Lanvin) and for Fall 2008, she only walked 10 shows in New York, ZERO shows in London and Milan… and only 1 show in Paris. Why? According to Ali’s mother, she got sick for trying to keep her weight down… now that she decided to get "healthier", she gained five pounds and everyone thought she got thick in the legs!
On Tuesday morning in Paris, as the fashion elite were
gathering at the Balenciaga show, 17-year-old model Ali Michael was
heading home to the U.S. far earlier than anticipated.
Miss Michael was last season’s model du jour, and she
looks wraithlike, with a still-developing body and a 23-inch waist. But
this season, after gaining five pounds, Miss Michael was told by
casting directors for the runway shows that her legs were too plump,
according to her mother, Mary Ann Michael, who travels with her
daughter to appointments and shows. And so, after doing a string of
major supermodel shows in September, Miss Michael snared only the Yohji
Yamamoto show in Paris this time around.
You know what’s even sad? On that one and only show that she walked in Paris, she didn’t even get to strut on her own. She appeared in a group setting!
This is terrible! Of course her body is still developing. She’s only 17!!!! I applaud Ali Michael (and her mother) for keeping their head up high though. If Ali Michael is fat, what am I? Obese multiplied by 3000? Meanwhile…. I need to lose 5 pounds myself so there.
PS. This is WHAT Ali Michael’s "fat" legs look like. Photo was taken during the Anna Sui show 3 weeks ago in New York.