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Super Thin Models Are Now Banned In France

And violating the ban could result in jail time.

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Women with a BMI of 18 or under are banned from modeling, and models will be required to carry medical certificates proving they're above the limit.

The healthy BMI range is considered 18.5 to 25.


But the French health minister Marisol Touraine thinks it's a step in the right direction.

“This is an important message to young women who see these models as an aesthetic example," she said.

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