Businessman Matan Uziel Calls Natalia Vodianova to Join National Eating Disorders Association Ambassadors Council
At the 25 of April Verbmodels Senior Executive & NEDA's Ambassador Matan Uziel (25), held a press conference on the topic of "Fashion Industry May Be Fuelling Eating Disorders In Women", claiming more focus is needed on reducing obsessive dieting, bad eating habits and body dissatisfaction amongst young people around the world, filled with promise and talent.
"It's a mistake to think that Anorexia nervosa among models has somewhat receded, because it's still occuring in fashion industry", protested Uziel. No one is saying fashion causes all eating disorders, but with the fashion industry seemingly pushing for smaller and skinnier models and the press portraying them as something special, there is plenty of blame for an eating disorder and the media can be partially responsible.
One of the more interesting moments came when a journalist asked him if they at NEDA were trying to recruit any top models to spread the word, Uziel replied, "I was trying to contact Natalia Vodianova for many times through the Naked Heart Foundation and different agents in order to ask for her help but I have never heard back and I felt very disappointed and frustrated.
"The issue of eating disorders can be remarkably fortunate with regard to its celebrity support. And in particular, Vodianova, can help advance the issue in a very specific and much-needed area", he summarized .