Model Rocha furious at 'too fat' insult

Model Rocha furious at 'too fat' insult

Coco Rocha has hit back at claims she's "too fat for the runway".

The model - who is a US size 4 - was furious with reports saying she wasn't slim enough to grace the catwalk and says it's disgusting how young girls in the industry are treated.

The 21-year-old beauty wrote on her blog: "I'm a 21-year-old model, six inches taller and 10 sizes smaller than the average American woman. Yet in another parallel universe I'm considered 'fat'... This was the subject of major discussion this week and the story that was spun was: 'Coco Rocha is too fat for the runway.'

"Is that the case? No. I am still used and in demand as a model. In fact I find myself busier than ever. In the past few years I have not gained an extreme amount of weight, only an inch here and there as any young woman coming out of her teenage years would."

Instead, she believes the modelling world should focus on the positives about a girl's appearance otherwise there could be huge health implications.

She said: "Surely, we all see how morally wrong it is for an adult to convince an already thin 15-year-old that she is actually too fat. It is unforgivable that an adult should demand that the girl unnaturally lose the weight vital to keep her body functioning properly. How can any person justify an aesthetic that reduces a woman or child to an emaciated skeleton?

Is it art? Surely fashion's aesthetic should enhance and beautify the human form, not destroy it."

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