Supersize vs Superskinny is a British television programme on
Channel 4 that features information about dieting and extreme eating
lifestyles. One of the main show features is a weekly comparison between
an overweight person, and an underweight person. The two are brought to
a feeding clinic, and live together for five days, swapping diets all
supervised by Dr Christian Jessen.
The show also featured Anna Richardson in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd series,
who examined new methods to lose weight by trying diets she finds on the
Internet, some of which have shocking side effects. For example, Anna
attempted Laser lipolysis, which went drastically wrong and resulted in
severe bruising. Also, she discovered Diabulimia and spoke to Isabelle
Caro, a French actress, renowned for her underweight figure and anorexia
During the first series in 2008, one feature involved Gillian McKeith,
who tried to find a way to "ban big bums" in the UK. She tested out
different exercises to tone the buttocks of different groups of ladies,
and made a leader board for the most effective.
Runtime: 46 minutes
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Isabelle Caro (13 September 1982 – 17 November 2010) was a French model
and actress from Marseille, France, who became well known after
appearing in a controversial advertising campaign “No Anorexia” which
showed Caro with vertebrae and facial bones showing under her skin in a
picture by photographer Oliviero Toscani.
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Caro had severe anorexia nervosa from the age of 13. Her anorexia was
caused by what she called a “troubled childhood”.
When she appeared on CBS's The Insider, it was revealed that at the
worst of her eating disorder, she weighed only 25 kilograms (55 lb; 3 st
13 lb) at a height of 1.65 metres (5 ft 5 in); while at the time of
filming her weight was 33 kilograms (73 lb; 5 st 3 lb). She appeared on
Channel 4's Supersize vs Superskinny which aired on 11 March 2008 in the
UK, in which she spoke to journalist Anna Richardson about her anorexia.
Caro was hospitalized for the first time when she was 20. At her worst
(in terms of weight), in 2006, she slipped into a coma, weighing just 25
kg (55 lb). The doctor said she would not survive the coma but she did.
Caro was also interviewed in the second episode of the TV documentary
series, The Price of Beauty, in which Jessica Simpson and her two best
friends, Ken Pavés and CaCee Cobb, traveled the world to explore the
meaning of true beauty. Simpson investigated the problem of how some
female fashion models have become obsessed with being skinny. Caro
talked about how she became anorexic and warned other girls about
anorexia. Simpson was moved to say “What you are doing right now makes
you more beautiful and I hope women all over the world hear about the
story and it is important to know that how skinny you are does not make
you beautiful.” It aired on 22 March 2010 in the USA and on 21 August in
Japan. Caro also appeared on National Geographic Channel's Taboo:
Beauty. The show was filmed two months prior to her death.
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