On Dec. 1, 2010, "America's Next Top Model" crowned 19-year-old Ann Ward it's cycle 15 winner.
Ward stands 6'2" and has a waist so small a man can fit his hands around it.
On the program, Ward said she was bullied for her body in school:
"All those comments about being tall and just not normal. They're going
to look back and feel 'I should have been so nice to that girl.'"
Now, Ward is vindicated as a beauty, but some eating disorder experts worry how her ultra thin body will impact young women.
"I don't know what this model is doing, but some of my clients are as skinny as these girls," says Marisa Sherry, a New York-based nutritionist specializing in eating disorders. "My clients are restricting or purging in order to get their bodies that way."
As many as 10 million Americans are now struggling with eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia, according to the National Eating Disorder Association.