Moss regrets ‘nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’ line
KATE MOSS has said she regrets her trademark comment that “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels”.
The model was 35 when she made the remark to WWD, the fashion news website, and it caused uproar at a time when campaigners were fighting to abolish stick-thin models.
When asked if she had any mantras, Moss said: “There are loads of mottos. There’s ‘nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’. That’s one of them.”
Nine years since uttering the phrase, Moss, who inspired the “heroin chic” look, spoke to NBC about the quote, which she referred to as a “jingle”.
“My friend used to say it,” she told the interviewer. “Because, you know, we were all living together, and we’d go for the biscuits and go, ‘Oh, nothing tastes as g…’ It’s a little jingle.”
Speaking about her industry today, Moss said: “There’s so much more diversity now, I think it’s right. There’s so many different sizes and colours and heights. Why would you just be a one-size model and being represented for all of these people?”
Moss, now 44, said as a young model she faced many pressures. “I worked with a woman photographer called Corinne Day, and she always liked me with no top on, and I did not like it at all when I first started,” she said.
“I wouldn’t let my daughter do it. She’s 15 and to think I was going topless at her age, it’s crazy.”
Kate Moss was criticised at the time for encouraging eating disorders