Cecile Wolfrum, a former Miss France nominee who reached second place, shares her transformation on TikTok. I lost 25 kilos in four months. The TikTok of the former Miss Alsace is problematic. We explain why.
Every day is enough for us about the pain…that’s kind of what we want to say to ourselves when we open up our different social networks. Talking about diets and impressive weight loss has become popular at a disproportionate speed. Instagram and TikTok have been highlighted for their ability to convey the cult of thinness. This time it was the turn of former Miss France candidate Cecile Wolfrum and second runner-up to Diane Lear to talk about the diet that allowed her to lose 25 kg in 4 months. It’s a big and attractive loss on paper, but it does come with risks.
With her recent content on Tiktok, Cécile Wolfrom is part of the cult movement for slimming. This is problematic on several levels.
“Before, I was completely invisible”
Let’s start first with the first video of the Queen. The sequence has collected 1.8 million views on TikTok. We can talk about a great success for the young woman, whose account is followed by 53 thousand followers.
“My name is Cecil Wolfrum. Previously, I was completely invisible.” This short introduction is accompanied by a series of photos and videos of the young woman before and after her 25 kg weight loss. But above all, the video supports an idea: getting rid of 25 kilograms allowed her to reach the rhinestones and glitter of the Miss France contest, and the logic is stubborn: before she was no one, and after her diet she became Miss Alsace and the second runner-up to Miss France.
This idea that losing weight leads to a form of success is called diet culture. This belief system has polluted our society for centuries and is one of the main causes of eating disorders in 10% of the French population. Thus, the message of the young woman, which is primarily targeting the majority of the 15-25-year-old population on TikTok, is considered dangerous.
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“Once I ate a piece of bread and again two sushi”
Facing the success of this “This Is How I Succeeded in Life by Losing Weight” video, Cecil Wolfrum took the ramp to go into more detail about this “miracle” diet (the irony arranged): “The first time I lost 19 kilos in two and a half months, then I lost The remaining 8 kilos – I actually lost over 25 kilos – just by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising five times a week.
19 kilos in two and a half months. Any medical professional would agree that the loss is too sudden to be healthy. “The first 20 kilos, I went on a diet (…). It was completely done in 12 weeks. I completely eliminated several things: starchy foods, sugar including fruits and fatty substances.”
For two and a half months, a 19-year-old girl stopped eating properly. Remember that for the body to function normally, it needs proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals found in starches, fruits and some fats. Stopping these foods is dangerous.
Alsatians explain their process with alarming ease: “I no longer put olive oil in my salads, I made myself a sauce of 0% yogurt, lemon and mashed tomatoes. Steamed vegetables, the meat they cooked was also without oil.” differences? Almost non-existent. She adds, “Very frankly, I ate once a piece of bread and again two sushi. That’s it!”
This extreme regimen was accompanied by intense exercise, four sessions per week.
However, let us provide some clarifications. Whether a person wants to lose weight for his own reasons is his choice and needs no comment. Promoting a harmful diet, as with Cecil Wolfrum, is problematic.
So we are entitled to wonder why the 24-year-old misses this advice? At the beginning of her explainer video, Cecil Wolfrum adorns herself with the following arguments: “I’m only explaining what has worked for me. I don’t encourage people to go on my diet.” Wrong arguments when you call the sequence “25 kilos is Miss France podium” or in other words: “diet and after glory”.
This popular sequence has amassed less than two million views on TikTok. Cecil Wolfrum’s videos average tens of thousands of views. Saying that Abigail on Diane Leyre wanted to get a vision wouldn’t be too far fetched.
But again, what is subject to criticism is the use of a public health problem as a marketing argument.
If Cecil Wolfrum discovers this article by the greatest opportunity, we’d like to tell her: “Your food routine matters only to you. If it makes you happy, that much better. Think about the young people who follow you. Don’t substitute yourself not health professionals and no longer promote it.”
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