Update on "Mini" Mouse
Before appearing on Project Runway, Minnie Mouse was best known for being Mickey Mouse's, um ... longtime companion. She was so happy to have been chosen as Alison's runway model for the "Waste Not. Want Not." challenge, she even did a little jig.
Even though she endured some unpleasant ribbing from Alison about her body shape and size, it was Heidi Klum's comment that hurt her the most.
After the show wrapped, Minnie had some serious doubts about her burgeoning modeling career. Can she continue to model even though she's not a size 0? Must she conform to the unrealistic ideals and demands of the modeling industry?
All of that shame, humiliation and self-doubt made her re-examine her body. In order to continue modeling, she felt she had no choice but to go on a strict diet. Recently, she's been spotted looking very emaciated and frail. "I worry about her," her friend Daisy Duck confided, "She doesn't look too healthy."
Hopefully, Minnie Mouse (and other stars like Kate Bosworth and Nicole Richie) can realize the dangerous risks they're taking and what kind of damage they can do to their bodies – before it's too late.
Even though this is a satire piece, eating disorders are no laughing matter. In all seriousness, if you or someone you care about, suffer from a serious eating disorder, please seek professional help.