When this picture of Twiggy was taken I was 13 years old. A teenager and yes I did like Twiggy. I loved her big eyes, her little pixie cut, her fashion and her makeup. I especially liked her lipstick.
People weren't that vain in those days. Gosh I sound like my grandmama. It's true though. You just didn't think of changing what God had given you. Of course young girls would sit around and talk about what they would love to be different about themselves.
Alright do you see the thigh gap? Of course you do. If one is not fat there will be a thigh gap.
Yes I adored Twiggy. Was she extremely small? Yes she was. I was too but normally so. Would I have stopped eating to look like her? No. I do think that she was the first small model that began a string of our now thin models. Models that strive to be toothpick thin. Models that have to have plastic surgery so they can do their job and even have a bust line. Then came the knowledge of eating disorders. Anorexia, bulimia, sad, tragic and a real problem.
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Think about Marilyn Monroe I think she was a troubled but beautiful person. She really was gorgeous, yet I believe she had issues with her self esteem. She wasn't paper thin and I think she was one of the more famous beauties.
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The Bold and The Beautiful
I do watch The Bold and The Beautiful from time to time. Over the years I have thought that there were some of the most beautiful actresses on that show. One of them was Hunter Tylo. I again don't mean to be cruel but what makes a seemingly gorgeous woman put their looks basically into a surgeon's hands?
I think Hollywood has taken a toll on it's actors and actresses. The fashion world has had tragic results. These factors influence how we look and feel about people and their appearance. A normal person does not wear the sizes modeled, or in catalogs, magazines. What we see in actuality is not even how they look. Now not only is a waif sized girl thin enough photoshop comes into play.
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Former supermodel Jerry Hall has publicly criticized plastic surgery and says that women who do undergo different procedures are “monsters”.
Hall says, “I think it is bad that we have as role models people who are scary to small children…I’m definitely not going to have plastic surgery. I think it’s a sickness. I see people who have had work done and I don’t even recognize them. They’re like monsters, scary!”
The documentary features other household names in the industry, including Christie Brinkley and Christy Turlington. The supermodels talk about the dangers of the dark side of the world of glamour and fashion – eating disorders, plastic surgery addictions, and diet pills and other drugs.
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I didn't see the documentary but would like too.
This post is not to condemn anyone and their decisions although some have a sickness. I do believe that and they don't even realize what they are doing to their bodies. This post is to say with the number of plastic surgeries being performed now where do you stand?
It is a matter of choice. Each has the capacity to choose. I personally wish that people would see the beauty in aging naturally. Therein lies the key. Be happy with yourself no matter what you do or how you do it. If you're not then no amount of surgery, makeup, makeovers will do any good. There is some truth to inner beauty, I firmly believe that.
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Don't Worry, Be Happy! Let me know you thoughts on this subject: How vain are you?
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