ruslana
The death of fashion model Ruslana Korshunova set my phone ringing. This is what I had to say on the subject to The Telegraph in London. “People generalise about fashion models to their own peril. We can’t draw conclusions about one from the last. The occupational hazards of modelling are well known – there are substance abuse, body issues and self-esteem issues. But we don’t know why this girl jumped out of a window. It could be it had nothing to do with modelling.” I also pointed out that when sad, poor, normal un-beautiful people kill themselves, they don’t appear on tabloid covers or inspire public hand-wringing about their inner pain, impoverished souls (or bad eating habits). RIP Ruslana.