Posted on: 05/09/2013

Don"t put your daughter on the skinny path to fame

In our day it was Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell. Now every teenage girl"s pin-up is Cara Delevingne.Gangly limbs,full-fat eyebrows,scowling catwalk princess with a jet-set lifestyle and Kate Moss as a bezzie,their epitome of cool. Your daughter,your niece � they want the Delevingne life. A new era of fresh-faced teenage girls,harbouring the same impossibly haute hopes of a modelling career. As she and her friends pose,then fret their brows,ribs and hip bones don"t look prominent enough,doubtless you"re marvelling at how beautiful these girls are. Particularly yours. so much prettier than Cara Whatserface,maybe her face could be her fortune,too. Before you know it,you"re as sucked in as Mossy"s cheekbones. My advice?Don"t put your daughter on that skinny stage. Encourage her to see beyond the blinding catwalk spotlights and the person she sees � and probably loathes � in the images on her phone. Urge her to develop her own talents rather than her camera face and washboard abs. I"ve been in this job years and I"ve met countless young girls obsessed with becoming models. Yet I can count just two girls who ever made it big. They were not the prettiest by any means.