Some girls obsess over their 'thigh gap' - Los Angeles Local News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Some girls obsess over their 'thigh gap'

Posted: Updated:
MYFOXNY.COM -

Katie Albright, 19, knows all about an alarming and growing obsession with young women: it is known as a "thigh gap."

Young girls are taking pictures of their own "thigh gaps" and posting them on social media sites like Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Snapchat and Pintrest. It is not about looking sexy but the competition with one another to be skinny.

"I always joke around with my friends we want to have the gap between our thighs if our thighs rub together it's a turn off I guess," Albright said.

Dr. Connie Quinn of Renfrew Center said: "It presents the image of this is who I am I am only the sum of my thigh gap I nothing else I'm not a daughter friend a student I am this thigh gap. It's very sad."

Quinn said this disturbing obsession has recently grown in popularity because of the influence of celebrities. There is a whole twitter page devoted just to supermodel Cara Delevingne's "thigh-gap."

If you are a parent and you find what you just saw disturbing the Renfrew Center suggests you talk to your kids about healthy eating and encourage them to accept all kinds of body types.

  • HealthMore>>

  • Flavored stogies fueling surge in cigar smoking in young people

    Flavored stogies fueling surge in cigar smoking in young people

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:09:19 GMT
    Tobacco trade publications suggest that flavored cigars are driving the recent growth in cigar consumption. These products are much less expensive than cigarettes.Cigarette use among teenagers is down. But a study from Rutgers University says cigar use is up in part because of the popularity of flavored cigars. The FDA has banned flavoring in cigarettes, except for menthol, but that's not the case for cigars.
    Tobacco trade publications suggest that flavored cigars are driving the recent growth in cigar consumption. These products are much less expensive than cigarettes.Cigarette use among teenagers is down. But a study from Rutgers University says cigar use is up in part because of the popularity of flavored cigars. The FDA has banned flavoring in cigarettes, except for menthol, but that's not the case for cigars.
  • Basil farm ready to switch to marijuana

    Basil farm ready to switch to marijuana

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:11:50 GMT
    Basil plants grow on a New Jersey farm, but the facility could be turned into a five-acre medical marijuana greenhouse with only 48 hours' notice. The hoses from the state-of-the-art Dutch hydroponic system are watering flowers now, but with a few minor adjustments could just as easily grow marijuana plants for medicinal cannabis. The only reason it's not happening now is because the company is publicly traded and subject to federal law.
    Basil plants grow on a New Jersey farm, but the facility could be turned into a five-acre medical marijuana greenhouse with only 48 hours' notice. The hoses from the state-of-the-art Dutch hydroponic system are watering flowers now, but with a few minor adjustments could just as easily grow marijuana plants for medicinal cannabis. The only reason it's not happening now is because the company is publicly traded and subject to federal law.
  • Oil-swishing craze: Snake oil or all-purpose remedy?

    Oil-swishing craze: Snake oil or all-purpose remedy?

    Allison Bennett of Palm City, Fla., plans to swish daily. Sloshing coconut oil around her mouth for a quarter of an hour every day will make her teeth whiter, she believes.
    Allison Bennett of Palm City, Fla., plans to swish daily. Sloshing coconut oil around her mouth for a quarter of an hour every day will make her teeth whiter, she believes.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices