We know that the modeling industry can be challenging, demanding that women maintain impossibly slim bodies while working long hours. Now supermodel Carré Otis is taking the chic veil off the industry to reveal the damage that she did to her body in order to achieve success. She's even authored a book about her past: "Beauty, Disrupted: A Memoir" (click for details). And now, in an article for Australia's Herald Sun entitled "The Truth About Modeling: What I Wish I'd Said To My Fans," Carre admits to the "heavily guarded truth" of her life as a supermodel.
When she was asked about her diet and fitness plan, she claimed that she just did light exercises three days a week. but in reality, she "exercised a minimum of two hours a day, seven days a week." Carre also lied about her diet, claiming that she "ate oatmeal for breakfast, chicken and veggies for lunch, and fish and salad for dinner, along with a healthy snack like yoghurt." In reality, however, her "big diet staple was four to six cups of black coffee per day, avoiding even a splash of skim milk since I was terrified of extra calories. And to stave off hunger, I went through a few packs of cigarettes daily."
The damage done to her body included an eating disorder. ""My teeth gradually yellowed from all the coffee, nicotine and worn enamel caused by bile (from stomach acidity due to all the starvation and even vomiting). But thanks to the brightening whitening power of airbrushing, in every shot my fake smile revealed sparkling teeth. Without my on-set manicures and pedicures, you'd have seen that, just like my teeth, my nails were breaking and yellow," wrote Carre.
Her insights offer a reality check for those who worship supermodels and contend that you can never be too thin.