A leading body image expert claims a new iPhone application which evaluates a person’s modelling potential is feeding an “epidemic of body dissatisfaction”.
The $2.49 app, called Model Potential, rates the user’s appearance after instructing them to enter statistics such as their height, gender, dress size, bra size and body type.
It also requires a description of their body shape from a range of options, including “skinny”, “curvaceous” and “hourglass”.
Melinda Tankard Reist, a prominent author and social commentator, has urged young girls and women to “resist the pressure to be ranked and scored”. Read more.