Model Cameron Russell gives the real story behind six of her stunning photos
This 10 minute video has a powerful message that I felt compelled to share with you. As we are all trying to lose weight it's important that we evaluate our true reasons. If it's about getting healthier great, but if it is to fit into media driven stereotypes of perfection then we are inevitably headed down a slippery slope of low body image and low self-esteem.
Excerpt from the video:
“I always just say I was scouted, but that means nothing,” Russell says in her talk. “The real way I became a model is that I won a genetic lottery, and I am a recipient of a legacy. For the past few centuries, we have defined beauty not just as health and youth and symmetry that we’re biologically programmed to admire, but also as tall, slender figures with femininity and white skin. This is a legacy that was built for me, and that I’ve been cashing in on.”
In this talk, Russell delivers two powerful messages: First, that young girls who dream of being a model should think of it like they would winning Powerball—something to shoot for, but “not a career path.” Second, Russell takes on the tendency to think that life would be better and easier if we were more beautiful. Russell’s response: “If you ever think, ‘If I had thinner thighs and shinier hair, wouldn’t I be happier,” you just need to meet a group of models. They have the thinnest thighs and the shiniest hair and the coolest clothes and they are the most physically insecure women, probably, on the planet.”
But Russell has another point she wants to convey too. While many bemoan the use of Photoshop for making models look thinner and imperfection-free, Russell says that this is just the tip of the iceberg. To hear more about how the image of sex appeal is carefully constructed from the ground up, watch her bold talk. And after the jump, pay attention as Russell shares the reality behind some of her sexy images.
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I thought it might be a good idea to mention that I will be posting new pictures less frequently than I used to. In the past Itried to put a new picture up on this blog every single day but after a year and over 700 posts it has become a little more difficult to find new ideas on a daily basis. I want to only post pictures when I have a good idea; I don’t want to put up any old graphic just for the sake of daily continuity. So if you have not seen a new post on here for several days, don’t think I’ve disappeared, just know that I will put something up as soon as I have a good idea for a new picture.