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Supermodel died on the catwalk (photo)

August 9 2006

One of the leading models of Uruguay 22-year-old Luisel Ramos died on the catwalk at Fashion Week in Montevideo.

In the capital of Uruguay, was attended by famous fashion designers, models and lay persons from Europe, USA and Latin America. Solemn ceremony was held at the prestigious 5 * hotel Radisson Victoria Plaza.

During a mannequin Luisel Ramos fell right on the podium. Several doctors who are at this time in the auditorium, immediately rushed to the rescue.

"As soon as Ramos defile on the podium, she hastily ran to the dressing room to change clothes to the second output. But did not have time to go backstage, as suddenly dropped, "- said an eyewitness told the publication Estadao.

To save the girl failed. Officially, she died of a heart attack even before the ambulance arrived.

"When 20 minutes came an ambulance, it was already too late" - told one of the spectators. - Doctors still over an hour trying to resuscitate the mannequin. But neither the electric nor cardiac massage, or intravenous injections have failed. Ramos died of heart failure.

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Doctors suggest that the model died of starvation, the girl for several years suffered from anorexia. As the father told police supermodel, a local entrepreneur, a few days before his death, Ramos did not eat anything at all, according to news agency Efe.

The same is confirmed by the sister of the dead - 18-year-old Ella Ramos, who also runs a model: "In Uruguay, a lot of girls who expose themselves to an incredible hunger to be able to go out on a podium," - she said.

In Uruguay, for several years conducted public health campaigns that encourage the female population of the country to abandon questionable diets and starvation. Cases of death of patients with anorexia nervosa increased. Doctors say anorexia - one of the most dangerous diseases of the twenty-first century.

For information:

Anorexia - a psychological disorder characterized by severe weight loss, excessive fear of completeness, a distorted view of their appearance and in-depth exchange and hormonal disorders.

Distinguish between the nervous and mental anorexia.

• Anorexia nervosa (anorexia nervosa) - a complete refusal to eat or severely restricting food intake for weight loss under the influence of delusions. More common in girls.

• Mental anorexia (anorexia psychica) - refusal to eat due to lack of appetite in depressive and catatonic states, or for fear of poisoning.

Author: Lala Reasonable

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