A Better Perspective on Beauty

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


About Author

Dannah Gresh is completely in love with her chocolate labradoodle, Stormie. (But just for the record, she doesn't like dog kisses.) She's been married to Bob for over twenty years and loves that he brings her "freshly sharpened bouquets of pencils." She's the mom to Lexi, Autumn, and Rob. Oh, and she co-wrote Lies Young Women Believe with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth!

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