TELEVISION: Calling Christy Turlington

Dressed off the rack, the dysfunctional vixens of the new Fox series Models Inc. serve up little more than bad summer camp

On a recent afternoon in Manhattan, the Elite modeling agency gathered a group of journalists for a panel discussion on the psychology of modeling. Present were four models, the agency's maternal-seeming president and two psychotherapists who work with the professionally beautiful to help them overcome their unique problems. Exceedingly attractive women, the audience learned, lead complicated emotional lives. Many fret that the world will never look beyond the height of their cheekbones; they are worried that they will never be perceived as intelligent. "I was ashamed to become a model," admitted Jenny, a waifish Brit. "My parents are physicists."

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