A controversy has arisen over a finalist in the Ms. Universe contest because of her weight. Ms. Stephanie Naumoska, an entry from Australia, weighs 49kg which is well under the World Health Organization’s benchmark for malnutrition. The controversy emerged when images of the model parading in a bikini revealed her ribs and pelvic bones protruding. Ordinarily, individuals with healthy BMI do not have such protruding bones.
Ms. Naumoska insists that she eats six or seven meals a day. But, for some reason the food goes in, does not remain and departs in a blink. She certainly is not a role model for young girls who worry about their body weight and certainly don’t need a skinny woman winning any contests.