Dome's Beautiful People under Fire

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AN EMACIATED-looking model with a well-publicised drug habit and a French footballer famous for shampoo adverts have been chosen to represent "beauty" in the Body Zone of the Millennium Dome.

Kate Moss and David Ginola, it is revealed today, will join actress Andie MacDowell and model Amy Mullins in expressing their thoughts on beauty for broadcast on giant video screens when the Dome finally opens on New Year's Day.

The Body Zone display is part sponsored by L'Oreal, the cosmetic company for whom Ms Moss, Ms MacDowell and Mr Ginola are the public faces.

But the choice of Kate Moss has been described as unfortunate by a spokeswoman for the anti-smoking campaign ASH. "She has been well- known as a smoker. We do know that young girls smoke and that role models have a large part to play in their behaviour."

Ms Moss, who at 25 has spent large parts of the last decade in a well- publicised fight with drink and drugs, is filmed urging people to believe in themselves. …