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My Life as A Disappearing Model

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A memoir of a brief career as a top model - and the brutally honest account of what goes on behind the scenes in a fascinating, closed industry. Scouted in the street when she is 17, Victoire Dauxerre's story started like a teenager's dream: within months she was on the catwalks of New York's major fashion shows, and part of the most select circle of in-demand supermodels in the world. But when fashion executives and photographers began to pressure her about her weight, forcing her to become ever thinner, Victoire's fantasy came at a cost. Food was now her enemy, and soon, living on only three apples a day and Diet Coke galore, Victoire became anorexic. A unflinching, painful expose of the uglier face of fashion, her testimony is the a shocking example of how our culture's mechanisms of anorexia and bulimia can push a young woman to the point of suicide. It is the story of a survivor whose fight against poisonous illness and body image shows us how to take courage, and embrace life.
Publisher: London :, William Collins, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, 2017
ISBN: 9780008220495
Branch Call Number: 921 D244
Characteristics: 246 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
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