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Old 04-13-2008, 04:11 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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A model of 14 was banned from the catwalk in Australia yesterday amid continuing controversy over the sexualisation of young girls in the fashion industry.

A photo-shoot of Monika Jagaciak by Australian Vogue was also called off after the editor said she had not realised the Polish teenager's age.

14-year-old Polish model banned from catwalk in row over sexualising young girls | the Daily Mail
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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I don't know about "over-sexualizing", but she looks ridiculous! How in the world would that sell the dress????
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Retirementland
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I don't really see any sexuality in the photos... but I really like the second one, it's very pretty.
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Wow, she is stunning... I don't think the photos are racy, but I do agree with age limits on modeling. IMO, you should be at least 16 before "strutting your stuff" on a runway or high-fashion photo shoot. My brother was a fairly successful child/teen model, and even at a young age (under 14) he encountered some very uncomfortable & inappropriate situations - one of the reasons he quit, actually.
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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She is gorgeous but she should not be selling fashions for adults. If she wants to model things for her own age group then fine but I don't agree with blurring the lines to the point where they are selling a 14 year old as an adult.

I'm glad they are taking some responsibility.
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