18 year old Codie Young is one of the models featured for the latest campaign preview of Neil Barrett (the other model–male–is not yet identified). The Australian model was making headlines recently when her Topshop campaign (below) appeared on the internet where she looked very skinny!
The Daily Mail called her a “painfully thin size-zero model,” a “pale young woman with a gaunt face” and made references to her “skeletal frame.”
The model responded through her blog and said “I am very happy with my body and how I look because its apart of who I am! Throughout my entire childhood I was called anorexic and people would ask if I was bulimic. And it was really hard sometimes for me to deal with as I have always been this way.”
You can read her full statement here.
She was once featured on the cover of her hometown Vogue back in October 2010 wearing that infamous Miu Miu dress.