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Alexandra Michael Is About 28 Pounds Too Fat For Modeling

We used to play a little game called "Arm or Leg?" with the limbs of some of the models in Teen Vogue. (Such as this one.) But today on the Today show, Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Amy Astley announced the magazine's pro-ana days are over. Astley was moved by the story of 17-year-old model Alexandra Michael, who joined her this morning to talk about how she was sent home from Paris for being too fat, but she's okay with that since her hair is no longer falling out after she packed on 30 pounds in eating disorder rehab. And who does Amy Astley blame for the industry's deleterious emaciation obsession? "I think it's cyclical," she says. Ha ha ha, tell that to the kid who didn't get her period for a year!

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@biscuitdoughjones:

Yes, I have. And there is a reason I didn't comment on any of them besides Idolator. And no, not because I "can't take snark"; I comment on TWoP, for example, and that site is all about snark. I don't want to post in a site that is the equivalent of a High School lunch period, which is why I don't post at Gawker.

Also, Jezebel is not exactly like all other Gawker media sites (which also aren't all exactly like one another). I think the 600 posts on that Gawker thread about Jezebel complaining about the differences should be enough proof that they are not the same.

I must really be a lot different from you, though, I'll give you that. Very perceptive. I wouldn't call people "bleedingheart, pansy-ass, pantywads that cry and cry to the editors about every little thing", I don't classify people based on the date they joined a site or infer that anyone that came after a certain date came due to the Gossip Girl connection and must be referred to as "the Teen Vogue Brigade", and I don't think that the standard for "decent commenters" are people who approximate Gawker's style of comments (one liners with puns). I like comments with real opinions and experiences and sharing, probably cause I'm a pansy-ass woman and that is what women are supposed to like, right?