Manilow Manorexic- An Actual Fear or Tabloid Fodder?

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barrymanilow.jpgLast week’s diet poll obviously hit home for a lot of you- but in a way that I had not expected. I confess to being a guy who is conscious of my weight and I have dieted. I see nothing wrong with wanting to fit into a pair of skinny jeans but thought I was of a minority. However, that appears not to be the case; 57% of you voted that there was nothing wrong with watching your weight and had therefore dieted.

I know that most of you are unlikely to be suffering from an eating disorder but it appears that ‘Manorexia’ is no longer a fad-word put out by editors trying to fill pages of a cheap magazine but a reality edging it’s way into pop culture.


colin-farrell-manorexia.jpgThe Daily Mail has reported of Barry Manilow’s rapidly thinning frame and for a man once worshiped by ‘Fanilows’ as a sex icon, his severe weight loss must be having some effect on people throughout the world.

Despite a denial from his publicist, Manilow is reported to have dropped to just over 7 stone. For a man of 6ft, it could have heavy consequence.

David Gandy recently stated that he was a success in the industry because the perception of male good looks had shifted over the years from pale, thin and ‘lanky,’ to the tanned ‘n’ toned look of today’s main men.

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

(Image Source: Buzz Foto/ Retna Pictures, Lolebrity)

By Will Reid | July 21st, 2008