13 Nov '11, 3am

MODEL DILEMMA: Should under-16s be taking to the catwalk?

MODEL DILEMMA: Should under-16s be taking to the catwalk?

RECENTLY, the appearance of 14-year-old reality TV star Kylie Jenner, the half-sister of Kim Kardashian, drew flak after the Council of Fashion Designers of America strongly discouraged designers from hiring models under the age of 16. In a more local context, Fiona Fussi (above), 15, raised eyebrows when she won the Elite Model Look Singapore 2011 last week, with some asking if she was too young to take to the runway clad in so little. However, unlike in the West, modelling agencies here say requests for under-16s to pose or dress sexily are rare occurrences. Read the full story in The New Paper on Sunday (Nov 13).

Full article: http://www.tnp.sg/content/model-dilemma

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