Natalia Vodianova Says ‘It’s Better To Be Skinny Than To Be Fat’

Models Eva Herzigova, Lily Cole, Natalia Vodianova, and Jourdan Dunn attended the Vogue Festival this weekend and naturally, the hour-long discussion focused on healthy body images.

Vodianova, a mother of three, explained that unhealthy eating habits can make her feel like crap:

“I respect my body, my body is my temple … If I eat like a pig, I am going to feel like a pig. Sometimes I have a huge, delicious five-star dinner with my grandparents with seven courses. In the morning you wake up and you feel like s**t. If I feel like that, OK, I am not going to be able to feel good about myself.”

And then added:

“C’mon guys, you know it’s better to be skinny than to be fat”.

But before you get all worked up, Vodianova quickly clarified that her comment was about obesity:

We eat well, we exercise — please, do the same and you will look like this. I’m sorry, but today the NHS [Britain’s National Health Service] are fighting against obesity, children are taken away from their parents because they’re too fat … And here we are, defending that we are healthy and skinny.”

Obesity is an unhealthy and dangerous lifestyle, but being skinny doesn’t automatically mean one is healthy — there are risks on both sides of the debate. And if taken out of context, Vodianova’s quote could easily become the next slogan for pro-anorexia sites, not unlike fellow model Kate Moss‘s infamous motto: “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.”




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