Fashion Week: 'America's Next Top Model' gals' heavy challenge
The petite contestants on this season of "America's Next Top Model" have a challenge besides being an unconventional size for the fashion biz: gaining weight more easily.
"When you're that small, you gain two pounds and you can tell," "ANTM " judge J Alexander told us before the Yigal Azrouel show. "When you're 16 years old and haven't eaten in five days because someone told you to lose weight, when you're smaller, it's even worse."
Since this crop of models, who are 5-foot-7 and shorter, aren't tall enough to do most runway shows in the real world, Miss J said the "ANTM" honchos aren't focusing on it as much this season — which gives the ladies a break.
"Why the hell would you want to come and stand up for hours and be picked and prodded?" he said.
We have no idea.