Today in my Social Aspects of clothing class we had a discussion about physical appearance, its variations and different factors effecting it. My professor showed us this video(below) and I was in pure shock.
The world of Photoshop has its ups and downs. However, in terms of deception, it is ridiculous. We are overwhelmed everyday with photos of celebrities, from the internet and magazines that society has labeled "beautiful" or "sexy". The eventual image of beauty we are foolishly expected to believe, is one without a single defining quality about the entire body. A blank, painted stare; enough makeup to virtually mold an entirely new face, flawless muscle definition, not a single percent of body fat, and a gorgeous, tropical tan. (source) All of which the features are crafted, hours of hard work so that these women are "made" to be "beautiful" or constructed to look the way society expects her to look.
The media is able to skew our perception of beauty because we allow them to.. Beauty is natural and it is not only reflected by the physical appearance. It is a combination of both, physical and mental aspects of an individual. This has, is and will continue to hold truth. Just don't get so caught up in your favorite celebrities and wanting to be made into this "perfect being" (they don't exist).