Israel bans excessively thin models from commercials

Posted on: 9:11 am, January 3, 2013, by , updated on: 09:53am, January 3, 2013

(CNN) — A new Israeli law is taking on eating disorders.

It bans underweight models from catwalks and commercials.

The law uses Body Mass Index – a way of estimating healthy weight – to decide who can model, and who can’t.

Anyone with a B-M-I less than 18-and-a-half, is out.

Spain and Australia have already set minimum weight limits for certain fashion shows.

Credit: CNN