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Friday, April 24, 2009

Australia's Miss Universe Contestant Anorexic or Just Skinny?

With supporters claiming it to be her "Macedonian body type", Australia's Miss Universe contestant Stephanie Naumoska threw contest officials and the entire pageant into an uproar when she hit the stage on Thursday. Doctors and dieticians declared her malnourished and suspect of having an eating disorder.




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Standing at 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 108 pounds, it would be hard not to agree. Doctors also found that Naumoska's body mass index is just 15.1. That is just under the malnutrition level, which is 18.

I don't know what the Macedonian body type is, but it certainly can't be that gaunt! The thing is, she's a pretty girl, but with the obvious weight deficiency, I'm surprised she made it that far. The contest is also about promoting a normal, healthy body type, and that sure ain't it!
Stephanie ended up being edged out for the win by Rachael Finch of Townsville. Even so, she will not soon be forgotten like most contestants!

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34 comments:

Carl said...

I'm sorry. She just looks plain unhealthy. Girl!!! Eat more food. Food is good.

callister said...

oh man..
she's sick..eat more!!

Steven Humour said...

She looks anorexic to me. I agree with Callister ... eat more. Food is your friend.

Beth said...

She looks wayyyy to skinny!

Lainy said...

She looks very ill to me. Not pleasing to the eyes...

Kelly said...

It's a sad thing. A lot of anorexic girls don't know they have a problem. She is definitely unhealthy looking. She honestly looks like a skeleton with skin.

Kelly
http://30somethingandsearching.blogspot.com/

Mike Foster said...

Okay, maybe a few more pounds, but let me ask: is it better to be overweight or underweight?

peace,
mike
livelife365

DeeplySuperficial said...

I bet she looks great in clothes, but out of them this is just not attractive.

Apollo said...

I think she needs to add 5-7 pounds and she would be great. Right now she looks sick and unattractive to a certain degree.

your "Health Assistant" said...

Oh my! is she for real! contending for miss universe? she might win if the contest is miss anorexic. yeah it more!

heidi said...

I like being thin but that is just not attractive.

Sadie said...

gross. she needs to gain about 15 pounds, at least.

Arlene said...

Oh my god am loving so much my excess weight that i feel like retching seeing her. She does not look healthy at all and ever since am no fun of bamboo thin models. They don't promote good health and sound beauty.

SpinDiva said...

This is extreme...Mike asked if it was better to be under or over. Neither is good in my opinion. I can't imagine her body functions properly, like her cycle, she needs to have a certain amount of body fat to protect her organs. Too skinny. Maybe more muscle mass would do the trick oh yeah, eating. What a concept.

gLoR!e said...

oh my i am dreaming a nice body but not that skinny..i wonder how she still manage to walk..:(

NetDip said...

She looks disgusting. Very little fat, but very little muscle tone also. The most defining feature of her body is her bones. Oh, and no breasts either.

PaulsHealthBlog.com said...

Men like women with a little meat on their bones!

I say anorexic.

Paul

Eat Well. Live Well.
PurpleGreenPops.com

sudha said...

Diva my God it seems she had not eaten anything for months.. when I read this I remember about an article I read few months back about Anorexia.. and a few models/actors also died of that.. This definitely seems like anorexia only for me..

Kate Burton said...

Anorexic or simply malnourished. It's not good to be over or underweight of course but she's causing damage to all of her internal organs as well as her reproductive system.

The Beer Soap Company said...

I have seen healthy thin people, but she is not one of them. I hope she gets help before it is too late.

The Fitness Diva said...

Carl, I agree! Food IS good! :)

Yep, callister. Sometimes you just gotta pick up a fork. Sometimes! :)

Steven, she will never make it onto your blog as one of those voluptuous hotties you always have on your sidebar, that's for sure! ;D

Beth, it's true. We all want to be thinner, but not by that much!

The Fitness Diva said...

Lainy, sickly is the word that comes to mind for me, too.

Kelly, I think that she really is anorexic. Since the fallout, she's been out here defending her low weight and claiming that she eats normally, but I ain't buying it.
The doctors see muscle wasting on her body, and that's a sure sign of an eating disorder.

Mike, I hate to say it, but overweight is better, simply because one thing your body won't do is turn on itself and start devouring its own muscle and vital tissue just to survive. I think anorexics and bulimics die at a faster rate because of this.

DeeplySuperficial, I bet she does look like a super model in just the right outfits...covering up all those bones! ;)

The Fitness Diva said...

Apollo, I'm thinking 7 to 10, at least. Then she'll just be enviably thin! :)

Health Assistant, please don't put the idea for a Miss Anorexic contest out into the universe! Some crazy fools out there just might think it's a cool idea!!! :O

Heidi, as a thin chica, even you know when skinny is just TOO skinny. Girl needs to eat. Eating is FUN! Just don't go overboard.... ;)

The Fitness Diva said...

Sadie, 15 lbs, and she'll look smashing! Might even have some boobs or something! :)

Arlene, that really doesn't promote a healthy body image at all. The modeling and fashion industries also should be taken to task over this same thing. I bet she could get hired at Ford models in a second!

SpinDiva, I agree. Neither extreme is good. But I'd pick overweight, because at least their organs are functioning a bit better than an anorexic, although under much more stress.

Glorie, I'm thinking these girls can pass out at the drop of a dime. Don't even talk about exercising! How could they even begin?

Gotta have SOME boobs, Netdip!
Oh, and some booty won't kill a girl, either! ;)

The Fitness Diva said...

Paul, you tell 'em! These dying to be thin girls need to know! :)

Sudha, I really think so. No way that's just a normal body type, unless she has some other body ailment that she's not telling about.

Kate, you got it. I'm sure it can't feel that great either. you must have almost no energy because your body has nothing to draw it from.

Beer Soap, I so agree.

Beaderjojo said...

It makes me feel sad for her. Where are her friends and family?? She needs some help, obviously.

J. Leigh Designz said...

Its not even attractive looking....as my hubby says a bit of meat on the bones is a good thing LOL

Jennifer @ Money Saver 101 said...

No adult woman should look like that. I shouldn't be able to see her ribs like that. Yuck!

Baby Sleep Safe said...

She looks so unhealthy and scary. I hope she will recover from it.

jacqueline said...

When she sees herself in the mirror, she probably thinks she needs to lose one or two more pounds. Sad...and most definitely not a healthy look.

Black Women's Health said...

I don't think there is any question that she's anorexic. What always amuses me is when folk try to convince you of something that clearly your eyes aren't seeing.

If I can see your hip bones and ribs...that's not healthy.

Gregorio said...

I don't know if she's anorexic but she doesn't look to healthy.There's thin then there is skeletal and she's the latter.Some one needs to cook her something to eat.She would be beautiful if she just added a few pounds.

iWalk said...

I think she is not healthy lady.
I's rather like a fatter one.

miss spektakuler said...

I just can't believe it, how come the judges allow her to be one of the contestant?

 
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