Transgender model was told she was TOO BIG for Paris Fashion Week – despite weighing only 123LBS

A 6’1 “transgender model has slammed the fashion industry’s unhealthy body standards, revealing that she was once told she was ‘too big’ to walk the runway at Paris Fashion Week when she weighed just 123lbs.

Arisce Wanzer, 25, from Miami, Florida, blasted the beauty industry in a recent TikTok video, where she revealed that she was told she’d have to shed 10 pounds if she wanted to participate in Paris Fashion Week.

At the time, the model stood at over six feet tall and weighed just 123 pounds, but she was told she would have to drop down to 113 pounds if she wanted to participate in the coveted fashion event.

Arisce’s admission has sparked outrage on the internet – with many people mortified over the pressure that models often face when it comes to their weight.

Speaking out: A transgender model revealed she was told she was too big to walk the runway at Paris Fashion week – despite weighing just 123 pounds

Arisce Wanzer, 25, blasted the beauty industry in a TikTok video, where she revealed that she was told she'd have to shed 10 pounds if she wanted to participate in Paris Fashion Week

Arisce Wanzer, 25, blasted the beauty industry in a TikTok video, where she revealed that she was told she’d have to shed 10 pounds if she wanted to participate in Paris Fashion Week

At the time, the model stood over six feet tall and weighed only 123 pounds

But she was told she would have to drop down to 113 pounds if she wanted to participate in the fashion event

At the time, the model stood over six feet tall and weighed only 123 pounds, but she was told she would have to drop down to 113 pounds if she wanted to participate in the fashion event

Arisce posted her video in response to a TikTok that another model, named Snezana Pisar, had posted, which said, ‘POV: Your modeling agent says you’re not skinny enough for Paris,’ as she worked out in the gym.

Arisce posted her video in response to a TikTok that another model, named Snezana Pisar (pictured), had posted, which said, 'POV: Your modeling agent says you're not skinny enough for Paris'

Arisce posted her video in response to a TikTok that another model, named Snezana Pisar (pictured), had posted, which said, ‘POV: Your modeling agent says you’re not skinny enough for Paris’

‘This is absolutely true information,’ Arisce said in response. ‘When modeling in New York, I was six-foot-one and 123 pounds and was told I’d have to lose 10 pounds to be considered for Paris Fashion Week.’

According to Banner Health, the average weight for a woman who is six-foot-one is 149 – 182 pounds and 166 – 202 pounds for a man.

Arisce has walked in Miami Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, and Los Angeles Fashion Week over the years, and has appeared in magazines like Elle, Vogue, Vogue Italia, Forbes, and more.

The 25-year-old has also modeled for brands like TopShop and Opening Ceremony, and appeared in the Oxygen reality show Strut.

She began transitioning while attending the Art Institute of Miami at age 18.

Her clip has gained more than a million views in a matter of days, and it sparked a firestorm of responses from viewers who were not pleased.

Many took to the comment section to share their dismay, with some calling the modeling industry ‘psychotic’ and ‘insane.’

‘That’s insane,’ one person wrote. ‘I was 120 pounds at five-foot-10 when I was all strung out. Everyone told me I looked like a skeleton and my doctor said I was underweight. ‘

Not OK: Arisce's admission has sparked outrage on the internet

Many people were mortified over the pressure that models often face when it comes to their weight

Not OK: Arisce’s admission has sparked outrage on the internet – with many people mortified over the pressure that models often face when it comes to their weight

Arisce has walked in Miami Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, and Los Angeles Fashion Week over the years, and has appeared in magazines like Elle, Vogue, Vogue Italia, and Forbes

Arisce has walked in Miami Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, and Los Angeles Fashion Week over the years, and has appeared in magazines like Elle, Vogue, Vogue Italia, and Forbes

She began transitioning while attending the Art Institute of Miami at age 18

She began transitioning while attending the Art Institute of Miami at age 18

‘My doctor was freaked out and told me I needed to gain weight when I was at 113 pounds at five-foot-seven,’ another said. ‘Jesus Christ.’

‘Me thinking I’m too skinny at 120 pounds, five-foot-five,’ a third comment read. ‘That’s literally psychotic.’

‘Six-foot-one and 113 [pounds?’ someone else asked. ‘Even 123 [pounds] sounds like you’d need to be at a hospital. That’s insane. ‘

A different TikTok user wrote: ‘This is why I stopped buying from Victoria’s Secret and Pink. I didn’t see myself represented in their ads, nor did their clothes fit right. ‘

Firing back: Her clip has gained more than a million views in a matter of days, and it sparked a firestorm of responses from viewers who were not pleased

Firing back: Her clip has gained more than a million views in a matter of days, and it sparked a firestorm of responses from viewers who were not pleased

Many took to the comment section to share their dismay, with some calling the modeling industry 'psychotic' and 'insane'

Many took to the comment section to share their dismay, with some calling the modeling industry ‘psychotic’ and ‘insane’

Other models even got involved and opened up about similar experiences that they've had throughout their career

Other models even got involved and opened up about similar experiences that they’ve had throughout their career

‘Unreal,’ another message said. ‘I’m five-foot-five and my doctor said I’m too skinny at 115 pounds. One human’s “dangerously skinny” is another human’s career breaker. ‘

Other models even got involved and opened up about similar experiences that they’ve had throughout their career.

‘I’m five-foot-10 and needed to be 108 [pounds] for Paris. I made it to Paris but also made it to organ failure, ‘one woman wrote.

Another added: ‘I was six-foot and I weighed 125 and was told to lose 20 pounds.’

‘Modeling in NYFW, I was five-foot-11 and was 130 pounds. I was only ever told I could do plus size, ‘someone else said.

‘I’m five-foot-three and at 115 [pounds] I was told I was too fat, ‘a different user shared.

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