“Who says, you’re not perfect? Who says you’re not worth it? Trust me, that’s the price of beauty. Who says you’re not pretty? Who says you’re not beautiful? ” The actress, and model just like Selena Gomez was one of the many to wonder such a thing. But really? And I’m not talking about your school crush who pulled your hair or said you were ugly. Let’s be forward to modern day suspect’s i-e the internet, media, and society.
An article, where I a quotation: “Society has become inherently more intelligent, we can find the answer to almost anything at the click of a button”. Indeed, this is true My Dear, but here the article writer forgot to add the advantages of this powerful tool that has found its way into many different cultures. Now, searching for the ideal look is not a new found thing. According to me, people have found the ideal look for centuries but unfortunately, this look comes and goes by changing trends and generations. The difference is, now we have the internet which has grown for quite some time. On the other hand, we can say that, Technological change is the principal determinant of cultural change. Basically, as technology changes, culture changes.
If we Referring back to people viewpoint on how the “ideal look” changes as generations and trends do, once we add technology to increase the widespread of opinions and this then expands across the world to all different types of societies and different people with such different views and opinions. Well you can imagine it. This comes to the general point of societies spreading their opinions on a worldwide environment as they set the standards of beauty and tell people who is beautiful and who is not; which then sets the newest trends. These societies include celebrities, fashion magazines, and most of the time the people who surround us on a daily basis. If you don’t follow these trends and beauty standards, you don’t considered beautiful.
Maybe because there was more to read but that was not the end of it. There is a hope with justification of beauty standard. You know, the soap and shampoo and super touching video ads? Some of these ads are weight loss pills and dietary supplements, or infomercials with women stating “ideal look” terms such as: smaller, thinner, and softer. The video soon ends with the words “talk to your daughter before the beauty industry does”. We have a mission to redefine “Real” beauty and to boost the self-esteem of people in the world to let them know that they are beautiful and have to be a part of the latest beauty trends. According to my perspective, real beauty means various shapes and sizes and is the key to rebranding, rebuilding women’s self-esteem, and redefining beauty standards. The question arise, what is beautiful? You doesn’t just leave it up to the audience as a whole, but the audience as individual people with individual opinions and individual preferences. We wants to redefine beauty. We are on a good path to help reconstruct what societies from all over the world has to say who is beautiful and who is not. Now, I am not saying that we are going to change the beauty standards, but we need people who are out there saying that it’s okay to have different standards of beauty. We need people to help promote them stand for that. What we do not need is to see only models who all look the same. The next time you go on an online shopping website for a big brand, notice how the models all have a certain look. That certain look of those models was not by coincidence. There is an actual height requirement as well as a weight requirement. The typical height that these companies and brands look for starts at 5.7 and those are considered to be the “short” models. The typical female and male model is ideally 5.9 and taller. These are the models seen on television as well. Although, there are many actors and actresses that vary in many different appearances due to their skin color, weight, and height; this is a great start to reconstructing the beauty standards by letting people know that in some fields, it’s best if you don’t look like everyone else! An interesting thing that I have noticed is a lot of beauty standards come from Disney movies. These movies are for children. In the recent years, we have given the Disney Princesses makeover. When we are young, that is when we start learning and observing everything we see. Some little girls might not have beautiful blonde hair and big blue eyes like the popular Miss Cinderella. This can be discouraging for some children because that is a look that they can never obtain. Children start seeing their body and comparing it to people who are idolized. Body image is an important thing in people from all ages. Princess Tiana was the first African American princess who emerged in 2009. This shows the children that little girls who have the same skin color as Tiana can be Princesses too. After release the Disney character, Moana, it helps to reconstruct our mind that who can be a beautiful!
It should be reassuring to see that the world is corrupted with all sorts of beauty standards that define you, there are still major companies fighting against this. These companies are here to tell you that your skin color does not need to be a certain color. Your hair color can be as unique as you want it to do. Just because you are 4.11 inches does not mean you are not a model. The media and society are creating more and more ways to show off their flashy opinions as the Internet continues to grow and spread far and wide There are still many people in this world who have no access to internet The divide is slowly closing which means one day, everyone will have access to see the trends and the ideas that have been created on what you should and should not look like.