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Tuesday, 11. February 2003
Could the real Eva get back?
Tabloids continue to heat up the Eva H. controversy, some choosing delibarately really awful pictures of her. But even in this "positive" pic from the backstage of the de la Renta show yesterday, you can tell something is wrong. If you compare it to her appearance in the 1994 show (pic below), it is clear she is not healthy, as implies the following report from The Sun:
WITH dark red circles around her eyes and a crop of spots, supermodel Eva Herzigova is unrecognisable as the girl whose sensational 36C cleavage once stopped traffic.
Today she is painfully thin, with cold sores around her mouth, and she appears to have adopted the hollowed look of a drug addict in the depths of despair.
Eva’s curves once featured on billboards advertising the Wonderbra with the famous “Hello Boys” slogan.
It was one of the most enduring images of the Nineties.
The ad was reported to be so distracting that male drivers took their eyes off the road to get a good look.
But as The Sun revealed yesterday, the Czech-born model appeared a shadow of her former self at a New York fashion show this week, and friends have since been questioning the state of her health.
Painfully gaunt, and looking as if she had not slept for weeks, she drew gasps of horror from onlookers backstage at the Heatherette autumn launch as she revealed her new “heroin chic” image.
Her appearance rapidly became the talk of the show, with many left wondering if the 5ft 10in catwalk queen was seriously ill.
Sporting a dark cropped wig, 30-year-old Eva — the face of Louis Vuitton and a model for Hugo Boss — was seen stumbling about backstage.
One onlooker said: “Eva looked dreadful. She was dishevelled, a bit all over the place, and waltzing around the dressing rooms in very high spirits.
“She was carrying a bottle of funny brown liquid — it certainly wasn’t water. She looked like she hadn’t slept for days.”
Ten years ago “heroin chic” was all the rage on the catwalk but Eva’s curves set her apart from the trend (pic below).
However since then she has lost a huge amount of weight, notably after her marriage to Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres collapsed in 1998, and also over the past few months.
The fashion industry has become notorious after a series of high-profile models fell victim to the excesses of their party lifestyles.
Naomi Campbell has admitted to a long battle with cocaine addiction, Kate Moss — the model who pioneered the “superwaif” look — has had a spell in The Priory clinic for “emotional problems” and in December Dutch-born model Karen Mulder collapsed in Paris following an overdose.
Officially, Eva’s representatives deny she is ill, or even that there is anything wrong with her.
Anna Wintour, the editor of American Vogue, provoked outrage when she claimed Eva looked fantastic and booked her for a photo shoot.
Eva appears in three high-profile ad campaigns in the current edition, earning her around £100,000.
Anna herself is stick-thin, and as Vogue editor is diet-obsessed and an influential figure in the fashion world.
Her approval of Eva’s emaciated image indicates the return of heroin chic.
Dr Robert Lefever, founder of the Promis Recovery Centres for Addiction in London and Kent, says anorexics are often attracted to professions such as modelling.
He says: “I am sorry that Eva is so thin and gaunt. “Just as an alcoholic will try to get a job in a pub, an anorexic will gravitate towards a job which means they can stop eating.
“Obviously, the working environment in the fashion industry is perfect.
“Body obsession, the availability of drugs, the constant pressure to be thin – they all make it easier for the addict to fit in.”
Dr Lefever adds: "We have treated models and girls in other jobs who come to us after realising their lives are out of control.
“Sometimes a girl may go from an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia to taking Es and amphetamine-type slimming pills, and then to trying cocaine and even heroin.”
Eileen Murphy is a psychotherapist specialising in eating disorders. She says: “When I saw the picture of Eva I was horrified.
However, she may think she looks great, as anorexia affects brain chemistry, giving sufferers a distorted impression of their size.
“I would also be worried about a magazine editor who signed up such a thin girl for her fashion pages.
“There was a time when editors were using more natural-looking girls and now we seem to be back to thin, childlike images again, which is very sad.”
As well as looking thin, Eva showed other signs of anorexia, such as her arms appearing downy.
Her shoes were also apparently two sizes too big.
Eileen says: “The symptoms of anorexia are very clear. The downy hair on the arms and sides of the face are a tell-tale sign.
“Feet do often shrink, but in my experience, when they shrink by two sizes the patient is usually hospitalised.”
Eileen emphasises the pressures facing models.
She says: “A top model is often treated as a valuable commodity rather than a living person.
“This can lead to severe loss of self-esteem.”
alejandro, 2/11/03 12:31 PM
It's too bad...
Eva needs help, and I hope she seeks it soon.
Get this girl some Twinkies, STAT!
HiggsBoson, 2/11/03 6:06 PM
Usually, as folks age, they tend to put on weight at a rate of 1/2 lb./year after 30 years of age on average. So, it appears as if Ms. H defies Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and travels back in time, rather than forward. Baring in mind that this also violates the conservation law of thermodynamics in regards to the direction of entropy, I would say that Ms. H (I could be presumptous here as I have been known to be in the past) looks as if she is 1) NOT EATING, 2) NOT EATING, & 3) NOT EATING.
Hmmmm...I know those curves are just dormant, dammit. Shall we use some voodoo, Hoodoo, on her?
Wasting time (again), HB
mysteryshrimp, 2/11/03 7:34 PM
Einstein's General Theory of Relativity predicts that travel backwards through time is possible, it's just not likely to be viable for human travel. It's Newtonian physics (still viable as a theory) that she defies.
Conservation law of thermodynamics states that, in a closed system, matter and energy are never destroyed, they merely change state, and change of state trends toward less complicated forms of matter/energy. For example, when visible light hits an object, some visible light is reflected, some is turned into IR light (when you can feel heat without touching it), some is turned into actual heat. Both states other than visible light have more entropy than visible light. What Eva has done is to go from from an ideal state to a less then ideal state, which would be in keeping with conservation law, assuming that we ignore the fact that she is an OPEN SYSTEM, and therefore is not subject to laws of thermodynamics.
"I hate it when the general public pretends that they understand complex physics." - Richard Feynman, in a lecture given in April, 1982. I was in the audience.
It's o.k. though, because chaos theory predicts that she has to change somehow, and it's just as likely for the better as for the worse. Unfortunately, according to quantum, we wouldn't really know about it either way.
Ain't physics fun?
"My brain hurts." - Monty Python
saltyt, 2/11/03 8:23 PM
Wow. My visitors' other interests will never end to surprise me. mysteryshrimp, that was a great comment post!
bootylicious, 2/12/03 5:11 AM
hahaha... settle down.... don't try to compete too hard for the supermodels' attention. By the way, Shrimpy, I think you spelled Auschwitz wrong in one of your postings below. (hey, if you are going to be soooo picky...)
maxwelld, 2/12/03 5:40 PM
>My visitors' other interests will never end to surprise me
You're surprised to see physicists here, huh ? Well, we do like to look at beautiful women, believe it or not :)
By the way, cited above Richard Feynman, Caltech professor and Nobel Prize winner, used to dine in a topless joint in Pasadena.
mysteryshrimp, 2/12/03 6:17 PM
Anytime that a local name is translated from one language to another there are going to be several different accepted spellings. One may be more common, but it doesn't make another wrong. (Potato(e))
My mother's maiden name is German, and it's spelled at least five different ways, and pronounced at least three different ways. Here in America, we don't like ampersands and oomlouts, so . . . we misspell.
miao, 2/11/03 5:29 PM
What is this shit? eva looks fantastic!!! thats way she is booked !
1994 is almost 10 years ago! she can't look the same !
many womans in this world would die to look like her.
leave eva in peace. please.
I can't believe that shit!!!
mysteryshrimp, 2/11/03 6:00 PM
I hope that you're kidding.
She looks like she should be in the old pictures from Auschwist.
I like Jessica Miller, Mena Suvari, and the cK-era Kate Moss as much as anyone, but when it borders on the undead, I'm more repulsed than impressed. Now, in general, I prefer the aformentioned thin models to do topless shots, and those with more to show to just hint (Giselle Bundchen, Josie Maran), so maybe it's just that Eva hasn't done the right kind of shoot, but untill that eventuality, I must agree that a couple of cheeseburgers would be good for her.
heypeeps, 2/11/03 7:27 PM
Whats wrong with Eva?
I don't see anything wrong with Eva, actually I think she looks a lot classier than she did in 1994. In 1994 she looked like a pin-up model with the main focus pointed at her breasts. The only ads she got were those ones she had to walk around in wearing merely underwear.
Nowadays she looks very classy and sophisticated.No longer the emphasis is on her breasts, but on her beautiful face with beautiful cheecklines. By the way she is also booked for more serious labels: burberry, louis vuitton, alberta ferreti and no longer as some nude model.
Thumbs Up for Eva!
giacarangi, 2/11/03 8:22 PM
The Helen Keller Forum
Apparently, some folks are blind, deaf, and dumb... If you had the gift of sight and any kind of intelligence you would SEE that the woman is on death's doorstep.
This is where fashion ends and humanity begins.
wbkay, 2/11/03 8:37 PM
Thank you for talking sense...
Nice name too :-)
mysteryshrimp, 2/11/03 8:56 PM
When I said topless, I didn't mean Page 3. I meant Klein, Guess, Peretti, and the like. Burberry, Ferriti, and Vuitton have all been known to use semi-nudity to sell and show clothes too. There is nothing inherently more serious about Ferreti than Ford.
I seem to remember Eva modeling Victoria's Secret non-knicker lines alongside her more revealing photos. I prefer to think of it as being focused on the entire model rather than just her breasts or her face. By the way, when you can count the number of bones in someone's skull, it's not cheeklines. It's cheek bones.
AmberSmith, 2/13/03 12:35 AM
My Eva Story
Hey, my name is Amber Smith. I knew Eva back in the early 90's - we modeled together.
One time I stayed with Eva and her boyfriend (also the owner of our modeling agency) in Paris. They went to Milan to tackle the shows. I stayed at her home for I felt it would be useless for me at this time - the waif look was coming on too strong.
Anyway, like most nosy guests I went into Eva's room. Like myself she had pictures up all over her walls. I had always pinned up photos of Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour, Frederique etc.. I felt they epitomized want I wanted to be.
Well, Eva's walls were oddly filled with Linda Evangelista, unknown stick-thin catwalk models, and other very high fashion ads. I took note for at this time Eva was in full-on Marilyn Monroe mode and it struck me as odd that her ideal was sooo high fashion, thin and well, just completely opposite from what she was.
I walked away thinking how she could ever conform herself to those photos... now, almost ten years later, she has.
Eva's 'thiness"; is partly the modeling business but it's also what has always been in Eva's head - she saw herself as something else.
Lastly, why is this just coming out now? Four years ago Eva was almost as thin, she dyed her hair black (remember the French Vogue cover?)
Eva has a lot more smarts than people credit her with plus she's a knock-out actress (I worked with her on Inferno).
I hope she can shake what's going on in her head. I realize that acting isn't much better for body image but it's something I think Eva would like and may pull her away from those that are surrounding her now.
tigerrouge, 2/13/03 1:09 AM
thanks for sharing
Amber, I think I can speak for many when I say we appreciate you appearing here at SALTYT. What I always remember from your work was a real sense of viltality, which - speaking as a girl - left a much greater impression on me than many a catwalk twiglet, whose names I can't even remember.
What seems strange about Eva is that she seems to be almost moving backwards, trying to compete with girls who are ten years younger than her, and naturally much thinner. She's scored the campaigns this season - but so has Frankie Rayder, who doesn't seem to have gone to such desperate measures to do so.
Nobody minds transformation - it's the nature of celebrity - but when it starts to look like desperation, that's when we all start to wonder what's really going on.
saltyt, 2/13/03 6:49 AM
RE: My Eva story
Amber -- I suppose you are indeed Amber Smith, just give me a free password to your site to prove your identity (just kidding) -- I'm particularly interested in the Milan bit. What's the truth about the supposed pressions on models there? Was a model with perfect proportions, like yourself or Eva, subject to pressions to diet strongly, to be thinner? I noticed you write "in Eva's head"; But what was going out outside her head? Was there any nasty buzz you girls should diet or die? Were you really subject to manipulations, threats, humilation by bookers etc? thx
TriniGirl, 2/14/03 9:05 PM
I can't believe she looks like this.. And she looks like she has herpes. There is a close up pictue of her at rexfeatures and those blister on her lip look like herpes blisters.. Here is the link:
And here is a picture of her with the "brown juice"
Crystalrose, 2/14/03 10:29 PM
Why she didn't go to a Dr.?
I think she does need some medical care. She really looks depressed too; either major depression or bipolar one.
madison, 2/14/03 11:44 PM
Eva, what happened?
I hope she gets back to her old self soon.In those pics that TriniGirl posted the links for, she looks really sick. Is it just me, or does that black wig make her look a bit like Anna Wintour lol??
wheels and dollbaby, 2/22/03 3:23 AM
Eva, let someone help you!
ive been shocked in the past by some of the girls walking down the runway, the visable chest and collar bones but have thought..well thats just the industry, but Eva cant just be put down to industry.She looks like she should be hospitalised asap!
Ive been slowely recovery from anorexia myself, and can clearly understand what must be going through her mind, but it cant just be left up to her, all this publicity might only strenghten the eating disorder!
Her arms are downy, face sunken...and she was so beautiful and thin enough at that!Its the worst atmosphere for it as well!
xerox, 3/13/03 10:36 PM
Eva looks GREAT! Ive seen pics of seriously anorctic people, people that truly look gross. Evas nothing like that. Her heroinish look is ultimately cool!
She looks much better than before.
coverboy, 3/29/03 10:57 PM
Eva Is Still A 10
Herzigova is going through obviously some type of contageos flu. She will return to prominence and everyone will shutup and leave her alone. Heaven I still think she is the most beautiful women on the GLOBE!!!
rrosalia, 4/21/03 8:59 PM
why so big deal about her? i have never liked how she looks, or how any model who is racially about the same, does ... the white skin and the facial and otehr structure makes her look fat anyway. i got whiteness as skin color from my mum, and i hate it. it looks bad on ANY weight, and i see eva now only as older looking. maybe if i was a guy id prefer the previous version, when she was curvy, but i don't want to have any curver myself. besides she does not look skinny enough to be "qualified" as anorexic.
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