A little fat is where it's at

By Gan Tian (Beijng Today)
Updated: 2008-04-21 09:08

If you think you are still a little fat even though you weigh a mere 48 kilograms, you are in danger. "Thinspiration" is the combination of "thin" and "inspiration." Most traditional propoganda consists of pictures of thin models with inspirational phrases attached.

Thinspiration is often connected with "pro-ana". Wiki says that pro-ana refers to the promotion or support of anorexia nervosa which is a lifestyle choice rather than an eating disorder. It is often referred to simply as "ana" and is sometimes affectionately personified by anorexics as a girl named Ana. In Western fashion circles, a movemen against-pro-ana is in full force. What about China? Beijing Today talked to several models in Beijing, asking them to share their personal opinions on fat and slim, and invited a body expert to tell you that beauty also lies in bodacious bods.

Zhao Zheng

Q1: 188 centimeters, 75 kilograms and 26 years old.

Q2: I am in between.

Q3: Some of my female colleagues are too thin, but for male models, they are ok.

Q4: I work out every day. In the morning, I do two-hours of lifting, and in the afternoon, I run or swim for one and a half hours. I never stay up late, and never eat oily foods.

Q5: Of course, being a model requires you to be thin with a good body shape, but health comes first.

Yao Yang

Q1: I am 187 centimeters tall, weigh 154 grams, and am 26 years old.

Q2: I think I am more muscular than most of the other male models.

Q3: There are some thin male models working the market. I think we need them. For example, Homme Dior’s trousers are only suitable fo thin boys.

Q4: I work out for two hours every day. No junk food for me.

Q5: I do not really recommend being too slim.

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