Victoria Macon Dauxerre — an 18-year-old French girl — was discovered by a modeling agent while walking down a Paris street one day. She was destined for runway stardom, as well as an inevitable eating disorder.
In her eighth month of modeling — under the intense pressure and lack of nutrients from starvation — Victoria attempted suicide. She left modeling behind and vowed to expose the horrors of the modeling industry.
8. Victoria Took To A Memoir To Expose The Fashion Industry
At the age of 23 she wrote her book, Never Skinny Enough: the Diary of a Top Model, in which she criticizes the fashion industry for pushing young women to extreme dieting and deadly body image in order to succeed. She even recalls shoots where only the photographers had catering and any food the models would eat would be thrown up shortly afterward.
9. A Law Forbidding Excessively-Thin Models Was Passed Shortly After
She is doing well and looking healthy, leaving modeling far behind in the rear-view. Lesson of the day: You need more than apples to keep your organs functioning. Go ahead and feast on those steak and potatoes... your body will thank you.