Israel has officially outlawed models under a certain BMI, and now other countries and agencies are thinking of following suit.
In Israel, a model is banned if she has a BMI — a combination of height and weight — of less than 18.5. If you’re 5’7”, that’s weighing less than 118 lbs. The law also prohibits advertisers from publishing digitally-manipulated images without a clear, written warning that the pictures you’re seeing are photoshopped.
Now, some Israeli’s say they’re coming to New York in April to try and persuade top fashion companies to also ban super-thin models.