A body to die for
Debashis Singh interviews TV presenter Caryn Franklin
Being backstage at a fashion show is rather a surreal experience. Within a few seconds more gaggingly gorgeous models pass by me than I had previously seen in my entire life. Preventing myself drooling proved to be a task of Herculean proportions, and I had to keep reminding myself that this was not reality--it was fashion. A dressing room door opened, and I was greeted by heavily pregnant Caryn Franklin, fashion writer, lecturer, television presenter, and patron of the Eating Disorders Association. I am struck by the irony of the situation--here we are, discussing the seriousness of eating disorders, when we are surrounded by the chaos of bubble bath superficiality such as air kissing, constantly ringing mobiles, and fashion slang. We are interrupted by a male model in a skirt, and I can't help but give a look of sheer incredulity.
“The reason I got interested in it [eating disorders]