By Jasmine Chorley
"We'd like you to look nice and toned. You can keep your measurements as they are, we want your hips to stay at a 35. Just firming, and tightening, you know?"
This is a very common refrain from agents. Being "toned" and "fit" have become valuable traits for models in the past five years. Especially in the mid '00s, a specific thinness was ubiquitous: very thin bodies with seemingly zero body fat or muscle tone. This new "fit" body ideal that was for a long time relegated to catalogue and commercial models, is now an industry-wide standard. It seems that every runway and editorial model has a six pack these days.Read More