Thigh gaps new teen obsession

CREATED Mar 26, 2013

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(KTNV) -- Many teenage girls strive to be perfect and there is a new obsession for a shocking number of them.

It's called the thigh gap -- a clear space or gap that can be seen between the thighs when a girl is standing with her knees together.

Social media sites like Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter have fueled the obsession.

It is easy to find images of young girls on the Internet with thigh gaps, protruding hip bones and bony collarbones.

Most girls say popularity and status is the motivation when trying to attain the perfect thigh gap.

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