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IN People ON 13 Dec, 2015
What would you do if you were already incredibly slim, and yet your agency still wanted you to be smaller to fit their standards? Yes, it sounds achievable, but are people really ready to sacrifice that much? Each attempt to get smaller means eating better and exercising, but that could also mean being ashamed of yourself for believing that you still aren't beautiful, that you still aren't pretty enough to be admired by people. Should this be allowed? Find out below what the model did.
This is the beautiful Elizabeth Anne Holland who is only 21-year-old and lives in Hull. She was actually invited to be a model way back when she was 16. A great opportunity, isn't it? Not exactly.
While modelling seems to be all about the glitz and glamour, Elizabeth Anne Holland has actually been experiencing not just physical, but mental stress because of the pressure to stay thin. Apparently, a top agency told her to have her size decreased.
The pressure was so alarming for Elizabeth Anne Holland that she even thought of committing suicide to end it all. Ever since her Facebook post became relatively viral, her mother has started to ask government officials to do something about the issue with modern society pressuring models to stay incredibly thin.
Elizabeth Anne Holland is actually quite tall at 5'9" however she is only a size 8 and yet the top model agency told her that her previous hip size was still too large. Insane, isn't it?
Because of the ridiculous pressure to become thinner, she has had issues with food and depression, aside from affecting how she values herself. It has even affected her relationships with her family and while at work.
Elizabeth Anne Holland had quite the long hair, but the modelling agency told her to have a bob instead so that she would fit the requirements. Elizabeth thought that even when she was already giving it her best and sacrificing everything, she was still made to feel bad about herself. She was just always at the gym and only eating tomatoes.
After slowly but surely recovering from all the mental, emotional, physical stress, Elizabeth was once again hired by a modelling agency, but this time she has learned to love herself and not allow the pressure to get the best of her, all while some government officials such as MP Caroline Nokes have taken notice of the issue.