Starving to be beautiful?

To be slim. To look like the models in magazines. That's the goal of many young women around the world. It was the goal of a young French high school student we interviewed (who asked to remain anonymous)—until she found herself in an alarming situation. That's when she discovered what truly made her happy and beautiful.

Herald: Is there a pressure in high school to focus on one's appearance and the way one dresses?

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