14-year old twin sisters face battle to stay alive after losing so much weight because of modelling school

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Doctors in Russia are battling to save the lives of 14-year-old models Masha and Dasha Ledeneva who fell critically ill after starving themselves because their modelling school told them to lose weight. The pair were rushed into intensive care looking like ‘living corpses’.

Their case was brought to attention by Maria Kokhno a 29-year old model and campaigner for eating disorders who had to battle anorexia herself. Kokhno said the girls who were already slim were told to reduce enough weight ‘so their cheekbones were visible’ in order to be given more shoots.

She said:

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