Guess what people? You don't have to look like Barbie or a supermodel to be beautiful. That probably sounds cliche, but it's true. I have proof. The new Oprah magazine for the month is now out and I would highly recommend it. The main story in it is "healthy is the new skinny". On the front cover there is a gorgeous model (who according to the fashion industry is a plus size model). The model is nude holding a nude barbie. On her skin are dotted lines that represent "corrections" a plastic surgeon would have to make in order for the model to have a barbie body, or how much she would have to be Photoshopped in order for her to be in a fashion magazine. She is proof that you don't have to look like Barbie to be absolutely drop dead gorgeous. It just shows how unrealistic the world is. The whole article promotes healthy body image. And let me tell you something, it is so refreshing. Call me a healthy body image advocate, or maybe even a feminist, but I'm so in love with this article. Check out a summary of it here. Or buy it. (which I'm going to go do today) Also, check out the Healthy is the New Skinny website here.
Nike has an awesome campaign as seen above. Check it here.