naturally thin my ass
I read everything and anything I can get my hands on - books, magazines, blogs, etc. My favorite magazines to read are Lucky, Glamour, Elle and Marie Claire (as long as they don't throw celebs like Lindsay Lohan on the cover for no reason. Otherwise, I cancel subscriptions - sorry MC.) Love the fashion, the columns and most of all the articles.
What I can't get over is how people really think celebs look the way they do on the cover.
random girl in magazine aisle: "OMG. She looks aaaammmmmazing. Why can't I look like that?"
Um, here's an honest answer: Because she's not real! Her arms, chin, and knees are slimmed, color corrected and adjusted to make her look just right. She's just plain not real. For older women, we get this fake ideal isn't obtainable, but it's rather a graphic designer's dream and the magic of a little InDesign to make them look extra sparkly.
But younger girls don't unless someone explains this to them. And, worse, they see pictures like this of Miss Universe Australia and desire to look like her. (Seriously, click on the link because the image is disturbing that someone considers that a healthy ideal.)
She's scary thin. So, now have we not only made young girls think they should play dumb like Jessica Simpson or Paris Hilton based on their reality shows, we now want them to have their ribs protruding from their bodies.
What's next? Tanning and implants for 10-year-olds?
Oh, wait, the pageant moms might have that covered already.