Thursday, April 23, 2009

Bony or beautiful?

One of the finalists in the Miss Australia pageant looks like she could use a few more shrimp on the barbie. As well as some of that Australian beer.

Sydney model Stephanie Naumoska, 19, was one of 32 contestants from more than 7,000 hopefuls to make the glittering final at an event promoting "healthy, proportioned bodies."

Health professionals told Reuters News Service that Naumoska is 5 feet-11 and weighs just 108 pounds. She had a body mass index of just 15.1, well under the official 18 benchmark for malnutrition.

"She would be categorized as underweight and I would certainly want to be doing an assessment of her diet to make sure she doesn't have some type of eating disorder," dietician Melanie McGrice told local newspapers.

"She needs blood tests, diet analysis and an overall assessment."

Pageant director Deborah Miller said brunette Naumoska, who was defeated in the final by 20-year-old television presenter and model Rachael Finch, had Macedonian heritage, which accounted for her extreme thinness.

Personally, I like a woman who looks like a normal real woman. Not Twiggy from the 1960s.

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