Following London's much-hyped Vogue Festival weekend filled with celebrities, designers and models who treated the British public to an insight to their fashion careers and memories, journalists witnessed the lively hour-long conversation between models Eva Herzigova, Lily Cole, Jourdan Dunn and Natalia Vodianova, whereby Natalia said "C'mon guys, you know it's better to be skinny than to be fat."
The context of conversation was on healthy body weight. According to the Telegraph the models admitted that they were blessed with genetically slim figures, but Natalia was quick to add:
"I respect my body, my body is my temple". She explained further: "If I eat like a pig, I am going to feel like a pig. Sometimes I have a huge, delicious five-star dinner with my grandparents with seven courses. In the morning you wake up and you feel like s**t. If I feel like that, OK, I am not going to be able to feel good about myself."
In discussing "fat" versus "skinny" bodies, Lily Cole pointed out that the body types we deem beautiful are in fact culturally relative; there are societies, she noted, where curvier bodies are preferred to skinny ones.
But keen to have the last word, Vodianova chipped in: "C'mon guys, you know it's better to be skinny than to be fat", a comment which was met with both surprise and applause.
"NHS are fighting against obesity" she continued, "children taken away from their parents because they are too fat - read Daily Mail."
Of course, the Russian model was quick to clarify that she was referring to obesity.
Natalia could have said that being not obese would be better than being obese - and we agree - so we're not sure her words of encouragement of "It's better to be skinny than to be fat" was the best choice for a high profile model such as herself.