Can Someone Please Educate Me On How Celebrities Going Make-Up Free and Untouched In Photos Is Meant To Help My Self Esteem?
I have never been able to GET why when a celebrity goes make-up free and untouched on a cover of a magazine the media talks about how brave it is.
I also don’t GET how when the inevitably attractive female celebrity does it that it is meant to improve “normal” women and girls self-esteem and how they few themselves. Apparently by celebrities doing this it is meant to make you feel that what is on the inside that counts.
Previously Jennifer Hawkins and Sarah Murdoch have posed make-up free and now The Biggest Loser trainer, Michelle Bridges, is the latest celebrity to be on a magazine cover bare. Michelle Bridges talks about her Health Magazine cover with news.com.au.
“I won’t lie — it’s pretty nerve racking,” Bridges says of her barefaced debut.
“You know, there’s going to be moments when you get all dressed up and do your hair and make-up and look gorgeous in that regard. But then you can be just as beautiful schlepping around in jeans and no make-up and it doesn’t matter, because what really matters is how beautiful you are on the inside. That’s a message many of us need to impart to younger girls,” she says.
However the good news is it has been done for charity, the Cancer Council.
I just don’t get how a toned and taut make-up free Michelle is going to give someone “positive body image”. Shouldn’t it be the opposite where we can delude ourselves that their great looks and body are based on the fact they have been over photo shopped?
Am I missing the point? Happy to be enlightened on this issue.