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.”