Elle Macpherson says tall, slim body types are more successful in fashion because they "work better with clothes".
"There are many professions that have a body type that works best for them," the Australian model explained on UK TV show This Morning.
"For example, if you're a jockey there is no point being 6ft 3ins and trying to ride a fast race horse; it doesn't really work.
"I don't think that there's a discrimination against tall jockeys; it's just that is not the best body type for that particular job.
"In fashion there is a body type that works better with clothes; clothes hang better and look better on a certain body type.
"Having said that, I'm 6ft. I'm not super skinny - there have been many girls who are fit and strong and have been very successful. Or there are girls like Kate Moss who are very slender, she's tiny.
"So the fashion industry really is growing; there are lots of different types of beauty."
Macpherson also discussed what she looks for as a judge on Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model.
"There's the typical things, tall, broad shoulders, long legs," she said.
"For me there's got to be something that when she walks into the room [that means] I want to know more about her.
"Who is that girl? She has an aura about her, there's something going on inside her that interests me."
Do you think the fashion industry discriminates against curvier women? Or do you agree that clothes just look better on tall, slim models?
- Cover Media
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