You’ll never look like the cover of a magazine. And I don’t think you should want to, either. Most of those models are not healthy. A healthy body mass index (BMI) is between 18.5 and 25. Spain has banned models with less than an 18 BMI (considered dangerously underweight) from their runways. Unfortunately, the United States hasn’t followed their lead! Here’s how today’s sex and beauty symbols score:
Heidi Klum 18
Elle MacPherson 17.3
Paris Hilton 16
Nicole Richie 17
Kate Moss 15.7
Glisel Bundchen 17.4
Lily Cole 15.6
These girls are starving themselves to be beauty icons. You shouldn’t desire that.
Want a better perspective on your beauty? Look past the covers of magazines and check out this great song by Jonny Diaz. Watch closely as this mother/daughter photo shoot is manipulated in Photoshop. True beauty isn’t found there!
Sources: The Independent, September 24, 2006; styledash.com, retrieved August 15, 2008