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Today is 12.11.2016

Daily Mail: Eighties Supermodels Then And Now – Kim Alexis, Kelly Emberg, and Elena Davis

The term ‘supermodel’ has come under scrutiny lately as a word too often tossed around to describe a various caliber of models.
However among the first women to be deemed supermodels in the Eighties, Kim Alexis, Kelly Emberg, and Elena Davis, have spoken about the vast differences between the industry they knew 30 years ago when they first graced the covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan, compared to the modelling industry today.
On Today, the former models discussed how the now celebrity dominated industry has evolved since their careers began, and how today’s overly retouched culture puts immense pressure on women.

While we live in an age that is quick to brand of-the-moment, successful models as ‘supermodels’, Ms Alexis, 51, believes there is no room in today’s industry for the term because of our ever-growing celebrity-obsessed culture.
She said: ‘I think to be a supermodel you first had to be a model, and I think people are jumping and missing that stage.