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Carol Alt: Will the Modeling Industry Ever Change?

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: When Carol Alt was at the height of her modeling career, she used two staples to maintain the slender physique the industry required: coffee and cigarettes.
Air Date: 6/8/16
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Carol Alt
Carol-AltCarol Alt is the ultimate pioneer and chameleon; constantly on the lookout for new ideas and new frontiers. Since her days as the world's most renowned Supermodel, Carol Alt has gone on to be multi-award winning actress, bestselling author on Raw Food Nutrition and hosting her own show, A Healthy You, on Fox News. Having twice graced the cover of the coveted Sports Illustrated Magazine's Swimsuit Edition and in February 2014 Alt was featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit franchise. Alt's other activities include hosting various TV and radio morning shows and newscasts, including Good Day Live, GMA, Access Hollywood, and E! Entertainment. Forever touted as "the model that started the Supermodel trend" by John Casablanca, the owner of Elite Models – made Carol the first ever "Super Elite Model in the Supeer Elite Division." The press therefore dubbed her the first "Supermodel."
  • Book Title: A Healthy You: Boost Your Energy, Live Cleaner, and Look and Feel Younger Every Day
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/modelcarolalt
  • Guest Twitter Account: @ModelCarolAlt
Carol Alt: Will the Modeling Industry Ever Change?
When Carol Alt was at the height of her modeling career, she used two staples to curb her appetite and maintain the slender physique the industry required: coffee and cigarettes.

She wasn't necessarily suffering from an eating disorder, but she also didn't have the nutritional knowledge on how to keep that physique and still be able to eat food. No one was teaching models how to eat properly. 

Has that changed at all?

Young women are still very, very thin and many of them are damaging their health to maintain that size. Plus, the increasingly small size of models sets an example for the industry.

Yes, some girls are naturally thin. But many are also using unhealthy tactics to achieve the "model thin" look.

Carol joins hosts Andrea and Lisa to share her thoughts on the current state of the modeling industry, as well as what needs to change to ensure the health and safety of young women (and men).
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