In this episode we talk with the TikTok viral model Anna Gantt. She started her modeling career when she was only 15 with a size 0/2 (XS) and has been doing a lot of editorial shoots and runways around the world. The pressure with sizes being that young in the industry affected her and she developed an eating disorder. Now she is a 22-year-old model, size 4/6 (S) and fully recovered.
A few weeks ago, she went to a casting and the casting director told her that she had to lose weight because “they could not see her bones”. When she got home, she recorded a very emotional TikTok video of herself and now it has more than 26 million views. You can see the video here.
The impact was so huge that even supermodel Bella Hadid followed her on TikTok and now Anna is working for brands such as Savage x Fenty and Free People to fight against body shaming.
Anna Gantt has also trichotillomania, a hair-pulling disorder with no medical solution, and she has a YouTube channel where she talks openly about it.
Host: Andreas von Estorff.
Podcast by ModelManagement.com