Another model dies of malnutrition
When Luisel Ramos collapsed and died - apparently of a heart attack caused by malnutrition - after a catwalk show last August, her death sparked the size debate that has dominated the fashion world ever since. Just six months later, it seems her sister, Eliana, also a model, has suffered the same fate. Eilana, who was just 18 years old, died today at her home in Uruguay, with preliminary tests suggesting that, like her sister, her death was also caused by malnutrition.
Pancho Dotto, owner of the modelling agency that represented the Ramos sisters, said that their deaths were clearly "due to a genetic problem and not an eating disorder."