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Old 28-12-2014, 02:44 PM   #354
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Eliana "Elle" Ramos (born December 23,88 – February 13, 07) was a Uruguayan fashion model..Ramos was a fashion model in Latin America and was signed to Dotto Models, a prestigious modeling agency based in Argentina. Outside of South America, Eliana also worked in Mexico and stayed in Japan for 3 months in early 2006 with her sister Luisel..On February 13, 07, Eliana Ramos was found dead at her grandparents' home in Montevideo, Uruguay, at age 18.. Preliminary examinations indicated the cause of death as heart attack, believed to be related to malnutrition; final test results were released at a later date..

Her sister died shortly after stepping off a runway in August 2006 during a fashion show at a Montevideo hotel. An autopsy cited the cause of death as a heart attack..The deaths drew widespread media attention in Latin America, where the fashion industry's treatment of young women has been the subject of debate since anorexia was blamed for the deaths of model Ana Carolina Reston and 3 other Brazilian women in December..

Ramos' father told police that she had gone "several days" without eating.. She was reported to have adopted a diet of lettuce and Diet Coke for the 3 months before her death.. At the time of her death she had a body mass index (BMI) of just 14.5.. She weighed 44 kg (96.8 lbs) at a height of 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)..Her remains are buried at Cementerio del Buceo, Montevideo..It is classified as a Beta World City, ranking se7enth in Latin America and 73rd in the world..The World Health Organization classifies a BMI of under 16 as severe thinness..The sisters' father, Luis Ramos, is a former soccer player for the Uruguayan national football team, and was reportedly vacationing with his wife elsewhere in the country at the time of Eliana's death..In the wake of Ramos' death, Madrid Fashion Week (held in September 06) set a minimum BMI of 18 for all models.. In December that year, Italian fashion designers banned size zero models from walking down their catwalks... Weaver?..Did you even take the Hippocratic Oath?..Frank, are you taking your cholesterol medication?..No..Good..I'm beginning to think that "ER" stands for "everyone's retarded"...

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