How Does Tanya Stay So Un-Chubko?

Not everyone fasts through Fashion Week, discovers the New York Observer's Spencer Morgan, who hung out this week with a group of mostly teenage, mostly former Soviet-bloc teenage models in town to walk runways — and binge on America's most carblicious delights. In one brief scene, the word "chocolate" is mentioned eight times, with three mentions of ice cream, and one each of Twix, cookies, Big Macs and Starbucks sandwiches. You say the the cocaine/champagne diet is still the norm for models??? Don't tell that to Tanya Chubko!

"I love New York, it's totally my city," she continued. "It's not about clubbing or drinking, it's all about people around you. Even on the street eating ice cream, you can have more fun than going to club getting drunk."


Where do they find these people?

Funny you should ask! Tanya Chubko hails from Stryi in the Lviv Oblast of the Ukraine. When Ms. Chubko was a freshman in high school, the Lviv Oblast's harvests fared the worst of all the Oblasts's harvests in the Ukraine. So, um, yeah, malnourishment may be how that happened. Too bad it's too late for us!


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Related: Stick-Thin Still In For Models At NY Fashion Shows [Reuters]

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