For a few years now, laws banning advertisements from using extremely thin models have been surfacing. Now in Israel, the law mandates that models working in the country must prove that they are not malnourished, by producing medical records. The country will use World Health Organization standards, wherein a body-mass index (BMI) below 18.5 is indicative of malnutrition.
One of the problems with the new law is that sometimes the BMI isn't always accurate. Some models are healthy and work out daily, but they only have a BMI of 18, which will affect them from modeling in certain countries. While on the other hand, countries that don't have these laws are welcoming models of all sizes no matter how low their BMI is. [Jezebel]
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