Israel law bans models with less than 18.5 BMI from catwalks, commercials

A new law in Israel seems to take on eating disorders by banning underweight models from catwalks and commercial.

The law uses Body Mass Index, a way to estimate human body fat based on an individual's weight and height, to decide who can model and who cannot.

Anyone with a BMI of less than 18.5 would be able to work.

Critics say it's unclear how the law will be enforced. Likewise, they say the focus should be on health and not weight. Furthermore, many models are naturally thin and the BMI does not take into account genetics.

Other countries such as Spain and Australia have already set minimum weight limits for certain fashion shows.

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