What She Say? Sessilee Lopez’s Mother: ‘Dipped Cotton Balls In Orange Juice’


“I’ve seen some life-threatening measures models have gone through to lose weight. Luckily my daughter has never had a weight problem that kick-boxing couldn’t solve. I personally know of one model who dipped cotton balls in orange juice and consumed it to feel full. Later it came out that she had anorexia.” (via Making A Supermodel: A Parent’s Guide, 2011)

Janice Celeste has created (literally) one of the top black models of today, and she penned a guide on how parents can navigate the blood-thirsty industry while raising young women. Although she expresses that her daughter took the positive route, not all models are as lucky and lack decent support systems. Crazily enough, one of the wildest things the model mommy witnessed was a model eating orange juice-soaked cotton balls to stay full. The modeling world usually doesn’t take time out to cater to troubled models, but Momma Celeste is serving up pages of advice for models and parents to cope. Our question for you:

Behind the pretty pictures, do you feel that there’s more good or bad going on in the modeling industry?