Every human on the planet has had a moment where we’ve said something moronic and felt a little like this:
Supermodels aren’t exempt, and legendary catwalker Kate Moss is living proof. The model is best known for her decades-long career, but she also coined an infamous quote that has taken on life of its own: “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” More than a little problematic and harmful, right? Turns out Moss actually agrees. In an interview with Megyn Kelly on NBC this week, the 44-year-old came clean about not really believing that mantra at all.
“My friend used to say it, because you know, we were all living together, and we’d go for the biscuits and go: “Oh, nothing tastes as g—it’s a little jingle,” she said. “There’s so much more diversity now, I think it’s right. There’s so many different sizes and colors and heights. Why would you just be a one-size model and being represented for all of these people? So yes, for sure, it’s better.”
We’d say that’s an understatement. Part of Moss’s new perspective might just have something to do with her 15-year-old daughter Lila Grace Moss Hack, who has started modeling, and the fact that when Moss was 15, she was already being photographed topless…and not always at will. “Yes, there was pressure. I worked with a woman photographer called Corinne Day, and she always liked me with no top on, and I did not like it at all when I first started,” Moss said. “I wouldn’t let my daughter do it. I look at her now, and she’s 15, and to think that I was going topless at her age is crazy,” she said. “They don’t have to do it if they don’t want to.”
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