In support of Kate Moss, models share their horror stories from the business.


In support of Kate Moss, models share horror tales from the industry.

Few jobs are as glamorous as modeling in the eyes of the general public.

Aspiring fashionistas fantasize about having access to the newest trends, an endless supply of perks and benefits, the chance to hang out with A-list celebrities, and even the possibility of becoming a celebrity in your own right.

However, the industry has a more sinister side that involves abuse, exploitation, and psychological and physical trauma.

Although the narrow beauty standards, lack of diversity, and obsession with thinness in the industry are nothing new, the mistreatment of models is once again in the spotlight as a result of runway veteran Kate Moss sharing her own traumatic experiences with the public.

The 48-year-old shared numerous accounts of abuse from the beginning of her career in a rare interview with Lauren Laverne on BBC Radio Four’s Desert Island Discs.

When she was 15 years old, a male photographer forced her to go topless, and she only just managed to get away.

The photoshoot, which took place in 1988, was one of Moss’s first modeling assignments.

I had a terrible experience with a bra catalog, the woman admitted.

I was only 15 when he instructed me to remove my top. Because I was so shy, I immediately realized something wasn’t right, so I gathered my belongings and fled.

She acknowledged that the shoot “sharpened her instincts,” but it wasn’t the only terrifying experience she had throughout her career.

Moss photographed the Face magazine cover when she was 16 years old, which launched her career.

Despite their friendship, Moss was asked to pose topless once more, breaking down in tears this time.

“[Corinne] would say, ‘If you don’t take your top off, I’m not going to book you for Elle,’ and I would cry,” the woman recalled.

There is pain.

Moss told Laverne that she is too traumatized to go back to the scene of the shooting, Camber Sands beach in Sussex, United Kingdom.

Sadly, not much has changed in the industry in the twenty years since Kate Moss became well-known, as evidenced by the numerous models who have shared their own horror stories on TikTok.

My doctor warned me that if I hadn’t been forced to shoot in a heat wave while I was on a drip, I might have died.

My doctor warned me that if I hadn’t been forced to shoot in a heat wave while I was on a drip, I might have died.

This is just a quick summary.

@selfbysoleilso many models reach out to me about their bad experiences. makes me hate modeling sometimes.♬ Remember_you_mars – Trillian
@lenacocohunterReply to @aliksbilyk like life theres good ppl and bad ppl everywhere and the lines in model world are more blurry so predators plus blurry lines can equal trouble #modelproblem#modelingproblems♬ original sound – Lena Coco Hunter

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