It’s all about perception

I wanted to link to a great TED talk I watched today.

Cameron Russell breaks down the perception of success in modeling and gives an honest account about the insecurity and reality of her job.

If you watch nothing else, fast forward to 5:30, when she provides real pictures of herself alongside the constructed and retouched modeling pics, and then watch at 7:25, when she gives a shocking statistic about the body image of young girls.

Actually, it’s not that shocking. Which makes it all the more terrible.

 

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  1. You know, I realized that photos were touched up but I never really gave any thought to HOW touched up. Like she said, the photos are a “construction.” These photos aren’t in the same category as the photos normal people pose for in our daily lives.

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