You’re not perfect, and that’s okay!
Do you ever have those days when you feel less than perfect? When you flip through magazines and wish you could look as gorgeous or as handsome as the models and celebrities that grace the pages of People, Vogue, Glamour, or Cosmo?
They’re not as flawless as you think.
Those images are photoshopped and create an unrealistic and warped representation of reality that a lot of young, impressionable people aspire to.
I mean, I’m a model, so my photos are edited too, and I’m aware of that. I think the important thing is for people to realize that the images they see are not always 100% the real deal. They have been modified to create a representation of reality—a so called “idealized” version that realistically isn’t possible to achieve.
Check out these before and after photos of male and female celebrities and models to see what I mean and don’t forget to let us know what your opinion about excessive photoshop is in the comments area at the bottom of the page.
See? Nobody is perfect.
So don’t beat yourself up so much for not looking like the girls or guys in magazines. Photoshopped images create an impossible standard of beauty that just simply can’t be achieved by anyone. In the long run, looks fade anyways, so what’s on the inside matters way more than your outer appearance. Love yourself unconditionally—it’s the only way to achieve true happiness.
Let your inner beauty shine outward.