Nataliya Gotsii's Ribby
Ukrainian model NATALIYA GOTSII of the Ford Modeling Agency -- who is 5' 11" and a size 2 -- sauntered down the catwalk on October 7, but it was her rail-thin frame and her exposed ribs that upstaged the designer clothes she was wearing.
But GEORGES BULLY, Communications Manager for Guy Laroche, tells ET that Nataliya, 22, is far from having an eating disorder.
"I had breakfast with [the models] before the show and I assure you, Nataliya is not anorexic," he said.
Backstage at the show, Nataliya is spotted snacking on yogurt -- how much of it she eats, we don't know.
The fashion industry has made news lately with Spain's ban on overly thin models during Madrid's Fashion Week. The event turned away underweight models after protests that women were attempting to duplicate their undernourished looks, thus driving them to eating disorders.
"Fashion is a mirror and many teenagers imitate what they see on the catwalk," regional official CONCHA GUERRA said.
NOW, this is what I'm talkin'bout....
If runways suddenly hires these plus sized peeps, will teenagers imitate them? seriously now?