You may or may not have seen the image below on Facebook this weekend
It is showing two girls who are in I'm a Celebrity at the moment, the image on the left is them in the jungle last week (the unedited version) and on the right is images from glossy mags that they have been in
Quite a difference!
They look fantastic in the flesh, they have lovely figures and are attractive young women but they have been photoshopped massively in the magazine shots
So if us as women are looking at these photoshopped images, especially young girls and thinking we need to look like that or indeed beat ourselves up that we don't look like that, then we are aspiring to be something that isn't even real anyway!
The image was on Facebook and someone commented that she thought the real images were great, they had normal nice figures that she could aspire to, I think that is really important, we can't and shouldn't aspire to figures that aren't real
So magazines will continue to photoshop I suppose and I can understand why some people in them like they way that they edit the pictures, wouldn't we all like to have a few inches removed in our holiday pictures!!
But equally I think it should be made clear especially to our daughters that the images are being airbrushed and that they haven't really got a thigh gap which seems to be the new thing the young girls want to have
Looking at it another way lets celebrate the lovely female body, lumps, bumps and all
If you have young daughters or granddaughters show them this image so that they understand what the celebrity's look like in real life and don't grow up thinking that they have to have a thigh gap to be beautiful!
Let me know your thoughts...as always I love to hear them!
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