Deep in the global modelling industry, a silent scream echoes...and no one seems to be listening
In an industry which is based on your appearance and looks, a few insecurities which are blown up can be your biggest downfall.
Behind the runways, photoshoots, ad campaigns, the glitz, and glam, lies a lot of hidden insecurities and mental issues. The fashion industry knows how to fake a smile in a jiffy, but no one knows how much weight and pressure lurks behind that smile. These are 12 models who have committed suicide:
#12 Daul Kim
Daul Kim was born in Seoul in South Korea and died at the young age of 20. On November 19, 2009, Kim committed suicide by hanging. She made one final blog entry before she took her own life which read, "Say hi to forever."
#11 Gia Allemand
Gia Allemand was born in Howard Beach, New York City. She died at the age of 30. Gia was reportedly very upset and shocked about the fact that her NBA star boyfriend, Ryan Anderson, had cheated on her. This drove her to commit suicide.
#10 Lina Marulanda
This Colombian model was born in Medellin and passed away when she was only 30 years old. She committed suicide by jumping off her balcony from her apartment which was on the 6th floor. She was allegedly extremely disturbed and troubled by her divorce and this is probably why she resorted to taking her own life.
#9 Jeniffer Viturino
Jeniffer died in the year 2011 and many people still find the cause of her death to be an unsolved mystery. Her death had been ruled as suicide after she fell from the 15th floor at the age of 17. Her untimely death is a tragedy that we may never understand.
#8 Ruslana Korshunova
Ruslana Korshunova was born in 1987 Almaty in Kazakhstan. In 2008, she committed suicide by jumping out of the 9th floor of a New York City office building. Ruslana was only 20 years old at the time she decided to take her own life. Shortly before her death, she had joined the Rose of the World cult.
#7 Hayley Marie Kohle
This Canadian model's death took place in the year 2008 after she committed suicide by jumping out of from a seventh-story window at the age of 26. Her roommates were also present at the time of her death and it is believed that Kohle claimed to be going near the window to smoke a cigarette and then she suddenly jumped out.
#6 Miyu Uehara
Uehara was a Japanese model who was born in Tanegashima. On May 12, 2011, Miyu decided to take her own life and committed suicide by hanging. As per the media speculation, it is alleged that she took her life because she was unhappy with her poor public image.
#5 Brian Bianchini
Brian Bianchini was a model born in California, Los Angeles and passed away at the age of 25. On March 16, 2004, the young male model took his life and it is believed that severe depression was the motive. Prior to his final attempt, he had also tried three other times to take his own life.
#4 Tyron Perez
Tyron Perez was born in the Philippines in 1985 and died in the year 2011. Before changing his name to Tyron, he was known as Jojo Malonzo Perez. At the age of 26, he allegedly shot himself in the temple and died instantly. Before his death, it is believed that Perez was suffering from depression.
#3 Nafisa Joseph
Born in Bengaluru, India, Nafisa ended up tragically taking her own life in the year 2004. She was only 25 at the time of her death and she was reportedly extremely upset about her fiance's misbehavior. People believe that this drove her to death.
#2 L'Wren Scott
L'Wren Scott was born in Utah in the United States and she committed suicide at the age of 50. The model and designer were reportedly very upset after her recent split with her longtime boyfriend and rockstar, Mick Jagger. Unable to cope with the breakup, she resorted to hanging herself.
#1 Lois Hamilton
Lois Hamilton was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1952. At the age of 47, she committed suicide by overdosing on a whole bunch of sleeping pills which she had popped in desperation to end her life. Earlier that year, she met with a terrible car accident which left her with multiple injuries such as a broken jaw, vertebrae, and hip.