Sunday, July 02, 2006

Miss USA 2006-07-02

I am sitting on the couch on a Sunday afternoon (when I really should be working) watching the Miss USA competition. I must admit I love looking at gorgeous women, and judging them of course! Mmm a little evil you might think, but in reality that is exactly what this competition is about. These women are preening and training so that they can be judged over and over again.

Now sometimes looking at these gorgeous specimens can make us normal women feel horrible about ourselves, and our looks. But in reality these women employ a team of people to help them look like this, so it is unrealistic for us to compare ourselves with them. I actually love watching programmes like this it makes you realise that there are so many gorgeous women in the world, even though some of them have been preened beyond recognition.

I know your probably thinking that looks aren’t the be all and end all and I completely agree with you. Exterior beauty is only an element of what makes a woman gorgeous, inner beauty definitely shows through in a woman’s actions and her smile, in the end it’s definitely the things I have done and the decisions that I have made in my life that have made me who I am, and made me feel successful. So I suppose that is why I love watching programmes like this, trying to catch the inner beauty of these girls and trying to figure out if there is more underneath that exterior shell.

A lot of people I know suggest that competitions like this are a load of bolder dash. To a certain extent I think that they do have a negative effect on young women, all women. But on the other hand it is possible to take away positive things from a competition like this. We can feel assured that although these women are amazingly gorgeous, this doesn’t have to make us ladies feel bad about our looks. It can make us feel better about ourselves, that we are all gorgeous in our own way. That we manage to look, feel and do great things everyday whilst holding down jobs, studying, running business’, looking after our families and our partners, and being great friends to the other fabulous women around us. See we are all fabulous and gorgeous.


Anonymous said...

My Two Cents, from the 100% Fad Free Design Think Tank.....

Now do I have a thing or two to say about beauty! My body and I have been battling it out in the boxing ring for two years now and I finally start to think I am winning at least with my mind if you know what I mean.

You see, all my life I have been "the skinny one" who could fit into pretty much any clothes I wanted to, eat anything and get away with it.

Two years ago, my body, decided that it wanted to let gravity and age take hold and literally ballooned without warning - thanks body, that's the last time I refer to you as "my temple"

Anyway, for the past two years, I have tried it all. No alcohol. Gluten free. 5:20am mornings at the gym. Diet pills. Starvation. All veggies. No fruit. Sugar free. Fat free. Weight Watchers. Dairy free. You name it, I have tried it.

And why, you ask, do I care so much? Well, I too, like Berecca, happen to enjoy fashion magazines, beauty pageants and judging gorgeous women in general. Day to day I am constantly pounded by images of gorgeous women that make my boyfriend and every other man around me go "mmmm, she's hot".

We women get obsessive in our quest to be the ultimate sex symbols. Life would be easier if we were all 5ft 36, 25, 34…………….right?

Not so. Life just presents new problems, even for the hotties.

Last night I went to see the couturier that is making our bridesmaid dresses for my sister's wedding. Now this guy made me feel like a queen. Stuff this going to every clothing store and finding gorgeous clothes without a hope in hell of fitting into them. When you are overweight, you are forced to give in to pretty much any item of clothing that fits. I have resigned to wear mainly black for the rest of my life, or at least until I make it back to the goal "10".

Back to the couturier, my dress, custom made and designed, was slipped over my head and instantly fit me. It was beautiful. He was looking at me and pointing out the details of my body which I had never noticed before and telling me how pretty they were and how I should accentuate, rather than hide.

I think that's a key for a lot of over weight women out there. Hiding you body in baggy clothes is not helping the situation. You have to work with what you've got and not get caught up in the beauty pageant queens.

It's no good spending your whole life obsessing over something so trivial. It's what's inside that counts. And that's my two scents. 100% Fad Free

bec said...

You are my Life Guru and Inspiration!