The fashion industry is regarded as an example of glamor and high-life. However, behind closed doors statistics are alarming.
The model Sara Ziff started a non-profit organization “The Model Alliance“,to defend girls rights, which are working on the fashion industry. She told to the “Business Insider” that the industry has no regulation and there is a big presence of exploitation on minors, sexual harassment, drugs and problems food.
Thus, a sample of 85 models, “The Model Alliance” has identified that more than a half had problems with cocaine, suffered from depression or was forced to weaken the extreme. Here are some shocking statistics:
54.7% of the models begin their careers between 13 and 16 years.
37.3% started working in modeling between 17 and 20 years.
A third of girls were touched and sexually harassed at work.
28% were forced to have sexual relations with bosses or co-workers.
86.8% were made to pose nude without being announced in advance.
46.4% of those who posed nude agreed with this, but 27.5% did so because they felt forced and otherwise would have lost the job.
29.1% d girls who were harassed were able to complain to agencies that work.
Two thirds of the models suffer from chronic sadness or depression.
64.1% were required by agencies to weaken the force.
Half of the girls used the enema to get rid of extra weight.
31.2% suffer from food.
76.5% took drugs or drank alcohol in excess.
50.6% have tried at least once in the workplace drugs, especially cocaine.
28.8% have health insurance.