What started out as a simple and relaxing afternoon shopping with her mom, became a nightmarish turning point for 18-year-old French high school student Victoire Macon Dauxerre.
While they were out, Victoire was “discovered.” A modeling agency rep approached her and suddenly her dream of studying at a prestigious Paris university called Sciences Po, was sidelined, and the glamour and glitz of modeling took over. She ended up signing with the Elite modeling agency. After all, wasn’t this the dream that every teenage girl has? But things ended up going completely downhill from this point on.
It was a new world. She quickly found out that once you were in, you had to get thin. Victorie recounts how shocked she was when she realized what the game was really all about. She says, “nobody told me I had to lose weight. But I was told: in September, you’ll be doing the Fashion Weeks, the clothes are size 32-34, and you’ll have to fit in them.”
Victoire was a hard worker and devoted at what she did. So she went ahead and in 2 months she lost the 22 pounds necessary to get in the cloths. The diet she used to shed all of the weight? It was 3 apples a day and sparkling water to help her feel full. Once a week she gave herself a cheat meal which consisted of a piece of chicken or fish.