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Model told to lose weight 'down to the bone'

I physically couldn't lose more weight

Rosie Nelson

A successful model who was told to lose weight "down to the bone" if she wanted to work says leading agencies are putting dangerous pressure on young women to be thin.

Size six Rosie Nelson, 23, started a petition three weeks ago which has already got over 90,000 signatures, after she was told she wasn't thin enough. This week she's writing to the top five global model agencies asking them to support her campaign to stop hiring ultra thin models. She wants a change in the law that would see models needing a health certificate from their GP to say they're healthy enough to work.

We speak to Rosie alongside youth mental health expert Natasha Devon and take a look at how the average woman's weight has compared to models' average statistics.

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Rosie said she became physically unfit to work trying to lose weight for big modelling agencies
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