Start the Movement; Help Tatiana!
Indies..Meet Tatiana Stewart. She recently moved to New York City to become a ballet dancer, but soon found her niche in the harsh realities of the modeling industry. We’ve recently been talking about the backtracking taken from a recent step in the right direction when it comes to super-skinny models. This is, yet again, another step in the wrong direction.
18 year old Tatiana is an accomplished young woman who came to New York looking for success in her talents. When she was scouted to model clothing in Abercrombie & Fitch she discovered yet another skill she could take into consideration. Well, at least she thought she could. This is no issue with the agencies; Ford, Click and Elite Modeling came to Tatiana’s beck and call, but picky designers, photographers and reality show casting directors can’t seem to be put in their place.
America’s Next Top Model showed a definite interest in Tatiana, but when screen tests rolled around and models were asked to lift up their shirts to bare their abdomens Tatiana was dismissed. Though the CW is claiming they don’t have weight guidelines, lets face it, to them, she wasn’t skinny enough to be a skinny model. The basics of her casting call advice have been to take her size four, six-two body and shrink it to a “loose size two”. That’s ten to fifteen pounds on an already super-skinny frame! What are they thinking!