How young is too young to be modelling?

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Children as young as four are reportedly being entered into a modelling competition in New Zealand. 

One of the age categories is 4- 7 years old and parents have been warned that there is likely to be a swimwear section. The winners of the event will travel to China for an international event.

“I just don't understand why there is a competition like this, or why parents think it would be a good idea.”  

Director of 62 Models, Andi Plowright, joins Lisa Owen to discuss the ethics of child models. 

I’m actually speechless. Why would that be beneficial to the child.

Listen to the full interview with Andi above.

Lisa Owen filling in on Afternoon Talk for Wendyl Nissen, 12pm - 3pm on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the rova app on Android and iPhone.