Anatomy of a slow death...
Luisel Ramos was 22 years-old when she died from a heart failure, which was caused by her severe anorexia nervosa. She was a model from Uruguay and was very successful. Her death was tragic. It occurred on August 2, 2006. She was in her home country for the purpose of the Montevideo fashion show. She started to feel dizzy while cat-walking down the runway. On her way back to the dressing room, she collapsed. It was a choc for everyone, because it was the first time that a model died from anorexia. Her father told the press that for the last three months, she hadn’t eaten anything else than lettuce and light beverages. At her death time, Luisel weighted 44 kilograms and she was 5.9 feet tall. Her BMI, which stands for Body Mass Index, was 14.5, which is considered as extreme thinness.
With that information in mind, it’s easier to understand how sick Luisel Ramos was. But why would anyone hurt themselves that much? For some people, the answer is as simple as this: they don’t think a lot of themselves, and a small critique can lead to eating disorders or suicidal thoughts. This is what happened with Ana Carolina Reston, a Brazilian model. In 2004, at the age of 18, she went on a trip to Guangzhou in China to work as a model overseas. An employee from there told her at her arrival that she was fat. From that day, she decided that things would change. After two years of privation and suffering, she and her 40 kilograms passed away. On November 15, 2006, a second model died from anorexia nervosa.
‘’Luisel Ramos’’. Wikipedia the Free Encyclopedia. Np, 31 Jan. 2015. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.
‘’Healthy Weight – it’s not a diet it’s a lifestyle!’’. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Np. Nd. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.
Phillips, Tom. ‘’Ana Carolina Retson: the model who starved herself to death’’. The Guardian. Np, 14 Jan. 2007. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.