Top Brit model Sophie Dahl has voiced out her opinion against today’s skinny runway models and their negative impact on British teens.
Dahl, best known for being one of the catwalk’s curvier princesses during the early 90s cautioned that “starving is not sexy.”
The model also shared that her own weight battles led her to believe that moderation is the key to a healthy-looking figure. Dahl was a size 14 when she became famous, but caused quite a buzz with her dramatic weight loss a few years back. Now the top model is sporting a fuller, more healthy-looking figure.
She credits her weight loss and healthier approach to eating to her grandmother’s cooking skills which she adapted. Dahl recounted that the older woman was into organic before it was even trendy. This led her to release her new cookbook entitled Voluptuous Delights.
And it is in the introduction of her cookbook where she expressed her criticism of today’s “stick thin starlets,” saying: “Starving is not sexy. It’s bleeding gums, acrid breath, brittle bones, osteoporosis, infertility and complication. It saps and withers.
“Please don’t be swayed or thwarted by some glossy fictional food diary that a stick-thin starlet swears she lives by.”
The model, the granddaughter of Cardiff-born children’s author Roald Dahl apparently inherited some of her grandfather’s flair with words as apparent in her in her cookbook intro: “To everything there is a season… From 17 to 21, mine was the season of chocolate cake. I didn’t know how to eat within the boundaries of reason; instead I learned through trial and error.
“My unsure baby fat slunk away slowly one year. Its departure left me to my adult self and the slow joy I get from food and cooking is something I cannot imagine being without.
“What I do believe in is moderation and balance because both have served me well.”