'Fat' Size 4 Model: I Can't Get Work

Coco Rocha, size 4 model, worries her weight hurts her career
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 16, 2010 8:06 AM CST
'Fat' Size 4 Model: I Can't Get Work
Coco Rocha, left, is considered 'too big' for some modeling gigs.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

A size 4 runway model says she's considered too fat for Fashion Week. Twenty-one-year-old Coco Rocha walked for Diane von Furstenberg and Zac Posen last week, but still feels her weight is hurting her career. “I’m not in demand for the shows anymore,” she tells the New York Times. "I’ve been told to lose weight when I was really skinny,”

How skinny is skinny? Even at a rail-thin 108-pounds, the 5-foot-10 beauty was told to diet. The death of 88-pound Brazilian model Ana Carolina Reston in 2006 was supposed to be a wakeup call for the industry, but little has changed, reports the Daily News. Designers, models, and editors met last week to once again discuss upping the industry standard, or "sample size," from a size zero to a size four. But so far, all talk and no action.
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