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Models and Body Image

I never really discuss my views on models and negative body image because I think my opinion is VERY different from the majority of people’s.

I’ve never been one to “feel bad” because of an image of a woman with a “perfect” body on a magazine cover or on the TV. I personally like seeing attractive people. I personally don’t want those actors/actresses and models to look like me.

I WANT them to be some of the most beautiful people in the world. If they weren’t some of the most beautiful people and looked just like the average Jane, why would we pay them so much?!!

But that’s just me. I know a lot of women don’t feel that way.

I know many women see these actresses and models as something to aspire to. Since they view these women’s bodies as a “goal” they believe that if they can’t attain the “perfect” body, they’ve failed.

And they try a ton of ridiculous diets and exercise programs in their attempts to achieve the “perfect” body.

I’m not making fun, but if you are one of these women, now is the time to stop!

Let me let you in on a little secret…THERE IS NO PERFECT BODY!

For one, even models aren’t perfect. Just check out the latest article about the use of Photoshop! (Or how the models looked without Photoshop!)

Everyone has flaws and you just can’t change some of them. Just learn to accept them and live a lifestyle that makes you healthy and happy!

For two, do you really want to pay people who look like you to be models? I don’t. I want them to look better than me…or I would rather be the model and make the money myself!

We pay hairstyles, trainers,┬ámasseuses…even doctors to do things we either can’t do ourselves or that they do BETTER.

Why would we pay models that aren’t the best looking?

Am I crazy? Does anyone else agree or should I have continued to keep my opinions to myself? Am I missing something?

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