Brazil is number 2 over all in the world at producing models after the US. Rio Grande do Sul represents 5% of Brazil’s population but produces more than 50% of its models. The appeal of the region’s inhabitants is attributed to the historical migration of Germans and Italians.
A teenage model in the 1920s was the inspiration behind 15 of some of the most iconic statues in NYC. Her career destroyed in 1922 by a murder mystery and scandal, she attempted suicide, was admitted to a mental institution where she spent 65 yrs and died in obscurity at the age of 105.
Giorgio Armani has banned models with BMI<18 since one of their models starved to death.
Karolina Kurkova, a model for Victoria’s Secret, does not have a belly button. Navels are Photoshopped into her bikini shots.