By: Feng Qian
A super-thin teen model of Sweden, was banned from the catwalk by several agencies because she is said to be too fat.
19-year-old Agnes Hedengard has been in the modeling industry for five years, and even reached third place on Swedish Next Top Model.
Hedengard complained that she had to take a second job in the retail industry because nobody wants to hire her for modeling.
Hedengard revealed that agencies criticized her behind and hips, saying they were too big for the catwalk. Her BMI is at 17.5, which is officially classified as underweight.
A BMI of 18.5 to 24.99 is classified as healthy weight.
She is constantly in contact with large agencies and clients who really want to work with her, but as soon as they get a hold of her measurements, they get cold feet.
Some agencies tell her to contact them when she loses weight.
Hedengard said that modeling became a part-time job for her because of her lack of bookings. She said that she tried to keep up with the industry standards, but found herself struggling with anorexic thoughts.