A 22-year-old woman who used to suffer from an eating disorder broke down in tears as she slammed the fashion industry’s impossible standards.
In a video she shared on TikTok, Anna Gantt from New York City said she gained 35 lbs since she started her modeling career at the age of 15.
“These are the days that I f**king hate being a model,” she expressed. “Because I’m never good enough and I have been modeling since 2014 and I started out as a size 0/2, doing editorial and runway and now I’m a size 4/6 and I’m s**t on every day because I’m not a skeleton and I’m not unhealthy anymore.”
Represented by A.I. Model Management, Gantt said that she had just returned from casting and her “feelings were hurt by the producer and the casting director” after she was asked to lose weight.
“I’m 5’10”, I’m healthy, I suffered with an eating disorder for years, and I finally feel confident at my size,’ she shared. ‘I’ve gained 35 pounds in the past five years. Really. And I look great. I’m still thin,” she went on.
“Living in this city will make you feel like s**t about yourself, and it will make you feel like you are not enough and it will make you feel like you have to live some unhealthy lifestyle to make it.
“F**k, it, f**k modeling, f**k fashion, f**k the industry.”
Gantt went on: “And I’m telling you out of all the models I have met and worked with on set, it is very rare that being that small is natural.
And I don’t wish that that size were the standard because those girls who are naturally that thin, good for them, but I’m tired of casting directors making me and girls who are naturally curvy… like I lost my period.
She then stood up and yelled: “I am literally thin! I’m literally small! And I am not good enough. I am too big.
“My stomach, what is wrong with it?” she asked. 2They said, ‘You’re not waify enough. We want to see your bones.’ The shoot is in early December. You can lose some weight.’
“It’s f**king 2021 and they are telling me to lose weight for a shoot that is going to release in Barcelona.
“I’m just f**king done.”
Her video has been viewed over 9.2 million times and has received more than 30,000 comments.
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