Boring question #96: When will people ”get real” about what is truly the beauty standard?
You here it all the time, beauty is only skin-deep. “Those who only go for the eye candy are shallow.” ”He do not have to look like an Adonis, if he can make me laugh he has a shot.” “She does not have to look like a bikini model of she is earthy and soulful.” Can we cut the crap? It is what a person looked like face and body, if not, why are there no 240+ women in the Mrs. America, Miss USA, Miss World, or just about any other beauty pageant? If it was what she had on the inside, could she make up for what she lacked in the swimsuit portion with the essay question part? At least with the Mr. Universe contest it is not about the face at all, it is all on the physique. Even “girl groups” that are put together by women like Girlicious Pussycat Dolls, etc do not have any plus sized members. Why shouldn’t a spectacular voice be enough? Victoria Secret makes plus sized lingerie, but why do you not see a 280lb model wearing them in any VS catalog? Does all that say that, slender and toned are the gold standard for beauty? When you get you approached at the club or the mall are they approaching you more by what you are wearing and look like, or off how bubbly you are? When are we going to “get real” about beauty and quit the façade that it carries less weight than it really does? If none of that is greatly correct, would you view a VS catalog no different if it was spackled with 260lb models? If there were no steam behind that would the diet industry, be a multi-billion industry?