Former Vogue Australia Editor Kirstie Clements, who was fired last May after 25 years at the magazine, has written a scandalous tell-all book entitled 'The Vogue Factor,' which claims that models actually eat tissues to help them feel full and to stay thin.
According to IBTimes.com, Clements quotes an unnamed Russian model who claimed a skinny "fit model" was "in hospital on a drip a lot of the time.”
Clements herself recalls how a top model didn't eat a single meal on a three-day modeling job. On the last day of the job, the model could barely stand or hold her eyes open.
“When a model who was getting good work in Australia starved herself down two sizes in order to be cast in the overseas shows ... the Vogue fashion office would say she’d become ‘Paris thin,’” Clements writes in her book.
Clements recalls models fainting and falling, and being so overcome with hunger that they could barely work, reports Yahoo!.
Models often got breast reduction surgery when they couldn't "diet their breasts away," writes Clements.
While she was Vogue editor, Clements did get credit for banning models under the age of 16.
Some say that the 'The Vogue Factor' is Clements' way of getting revenge after she was fired and replaced with former Harper’s Bazaar Australia editor Edwina McCann.