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Lindsey Vonn may be a runway model now, but she still sounds pretty concerned by what she's witnessed when working with professional posers.
"I've been to a lot of photo shoots and I just see these girls that are really thin," the champion skier, whose injured knee kept her from defending her downhill gold medal at the Sochi Olympics but not from hobbling down the runway during New York Fashion Week, told Women's Wear Daily before the show.
"They're not healthy," Vonn continued. "They don't work out. Health—that's one of the reasons I am out tonight. Just in general staying healthy and active is important."
The 29-year-old athlete has stayed active, even on crutches. She donned a red Cynthia Rowley dress to join the procession of pretty ladies walking for The American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign, formed to help educate women about heart disease prevention.
Vonn had previously offered, via an interview with Self magazine, to feed certain women in this world a cheeseburger.
"It was hard to go to the Met ball [last May], with people who eat lettuce and a Diet Coke for dinner," Tiger Wood's main squeeze told the mag, recalling the Costuma Gala at NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art. "It's difficult to be at events with a room full of women who weigh half as much as you do. That's always tough. I don't envy them, though, because so many of them are skinny-fat. They have more cellulite than most people."
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And Vonn had more to say about skinny-fat girls to WWD.
"It may look good in a magazine, but it's not healthy," she insisted. "And girls who are that skinny are actually fat. You can see the cellulite on their legs and on their butts. You know I have cellulite too but I go to the gym and I try to eat healthy. I think that's a better model for girls to look up to than skinny people who need to eat more."
Asked whether it was the fashion designers' responsibility to stop glorifying that size-0 sample size, Vonn replied, "That's a tough question. It's pretty much everyone. It's the industry itself."