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https://www.yahoo.com/health/why-6-pack-victorias-secret-model-abs-actually-104909864872.html

Inspirational Quotes To Get You Through The Week (February 4, 2014)

I’m not going to say anything about this really. It’s kind of a lengthy article, but it makes a very good point. Let me just point out that your body looks exactly how God designed it to look and hating or harming yourself isn’t going to help you feel any better. Let the models be models, for their were designed to…and you, you just be you.

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Be Your Own Angel

Time for my annual rant. If you don’t wanna hear it and you’re going to say “they work hard for their bodies and train as hard as anyone else.” Stop reading now. Go!

First thoughts when you first hear about the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show:

“Oh, great I like to watch that every year.”

“Then again, I just love to torture myself.”

“Skinny and pretty models parading around in underwear. Lovely.”

“Oh, but I love T-Swift. Ed Sheeran too!”

“I guess I’ll watch. Stupid models. Making girls self esteem go down every year around this time.”

So, I admit it, I pretty much watch this every year. I guess you could say it’s “torture”. I don’t know if I feel quite that way about it though. I’ve read and researched a lot of information about this fashion show and how the models workout and how they diet and how they prepare for this upcoming show. I don’t even want to explain that. It’s a lot of words that you could probably guess at or make your own assumptions about how those “angels” live. I’m not saying they don’t eat pizza, because I don’t know how those women live. I’m also not saying that they don’t work hard to maintain those “perfect bodies”. What I am saying though, is that does this industry have to only showcase this singular type of woman?

There are plenty of different sized women in the world. Plenty. And not one single type of woman appeals to all men. I’m not saying that we have to necessarily only showcase bigger than size 10 women, size 0 or size 6. I’m just saying that there could be variety added to the show! Seriously. Let’s spice up this thing or change it up so that it’s not horrifically predictable.

Thoughts during the VS Show:

“Well I feel fat.”

“She’s not even pretty.”

“I hope she falls.”

“Is she married?”

“Tomorrow I start running. I’m never going to look like that.”

I think that it’s important to show that all different body types are beautiful. I think it’s vital to show little girls, teen girls, young women, college girls, and even older women that their bodies are beautiful just the way they are. I know that I for one have trouble accepting these compliments or truths, I struggled with it all today. I just believe that it’s important to show young girls and daughters and mothers that just because they aren’t a size 0-2 doesn’t mean they aren’t beautiful. It means that they are beautiful to their friends, boyfriends, fiances, and husbands just the way they are.

Yeah, the VS Show gets a lot of heat each and every year. Sure, the whole company catches flack for these models. I’m sure they don’t blink an eye at it anymore. But let me just say…..seeing your ribs isn’t normal nor do I feel that it should be praised. Final point, yes, they are pretty and work hard, but I don’t like the message they are conveying (whether it be intentional or not).

VS and Society’s view of beauty literally is “a nightmare dressed like a daydream”. Believe me, I live that nightmare. It seems like a sparkly dream, but it’s not, it’s really not. The vision at the end is not worth the journey to get there…….(insert experience here).

Oh Joy, the VS Fashion Show is Here….

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/13/victorias-secret-models_n_4266776.html  (Body Makeup)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/13/victorias-secret-casting_n_4266647.html  (VS Fashion Show Casting)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/07/victorias-secret-angel-diet_n_1079315.html  (VS Diet)

http://www.blogilates.com/diet-2/the-victorias-secret-model-diet (Diet)

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Oh joy. It’s my favorite time of year, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is here. Ugh. Blah. (Insert other annoyed words here.) I really do not care. Honestly, the whole thing just kind of upsets me. I don’t want to turn on the TV and see women walking around in their bra and underwear just kind of having everything exposed. I just don’t see why it appeals to people to see women showing “fashion” in that manner. Is it the media, women, men, or the world that makes everyone feel fine about this broadcast? I know, I know, if I don’t like it, I don’t have to watch it. Please spare me the lecture. I’m well aware of this. 

My whole problem with this show is what it’s message is to both young girls and women. Why is being so skinny that we see all the stomach muscles or the occasional rib attractive? Why is this deemed beautiful? What makes those women any more desirable than those women who are a normal weight and don’t start to starve themselves 9 days before they have a big event? On that note, who even wants to not eat solids or drink anything?! That just sounds crazy to me. 

For me, being as I have my own eating disorder, this show represents a huge Ed to me. As I see the models walk down the runway, all I can hear is Ed screaming at me. He says that those women are something that I will never be able to attain. Nothing but negative words, and negative images. Basically, I’m pretty against having women walk down the runway in their underwear and having the rest of the women in the world compared to them. Those are a specific group of women, and most women in the world don’t actually look like that. I just feel like its unfair for women to be compared to that of models. Everything in the world revolves around what we look like. We think that if we look a certain way, dress a particular way, wear are hair in the current style, or wear the smallest size in the store possible, that all of that makes a prettier or have more desire to be wanted. I just think that’s totally wrong. We are more than a size and hairstyle. We are actual people. 

Basically, screw you media, screw you modeling industry, screw you clothing sizes, and screw you ED!

 

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