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More than a thousand 13- to 17-year-old girls recently responded to the Beauty Redefined: Girls and Body Image Survey. Some of what they had to say:

Fashion is “really important” to three out of five girls.

• Nearly 90 percent say the fashion industry places a lot of pressure on them to be thin. (Um, that’s a size large?)

• Seventy-five percent of girls are more likely to buy clothes they see on “real-size models.”

• Forty-eighty percent wish they were as skinny as models in magazines (yikes!), and 65 percent think the image represented by the fashion industry is too skinny (it is!).

• Sixty-three percent think fashion industry standards are unrealistic (right on!), and 47 percent think it is unhealthy (ditto).

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