Body Image in the Media
Young people are strongly effected by the media message
It could also be affirming for people who look like that to think they are good enough to go in beauty pageants but, with that it could help anyone to realize how unhappy they are because they are trying to look like this "expectation" of beauty.
Girls putting Vaseline on their teeth, in some scenes it also shows sexual poses and behaviors, showing how more sexualised the world is getting including girls in lingerie and girls sitting with their legs open in a sexual way.
Girls being bitchy to each other to try to beat them and girls wiping make-up on other peoples clothing, so it was then dirty.
It shows the attitude that the models feel they have to look like that because the people judging the pageant expect it. It's also a negative and sad attitude that all the models want to look like the stereotype (of a model). None of them want to be different.
It can also show them to just be happy, be you. Don't try to look like the girls in the video because as Beyonce showed us, it makes you very unhappy and is not healthy physically or mentally and the stereotypical models in that video are unrealistic views of beautiful.
But if young people take it the first way and think that to be beautiful you have to look like that it could cause low self-esteem and poor body image, disordered eating, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues which can lead to physical health issues.
Dosomething.org stated that "Approximately 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies and only 5% of women naturally possess the body type portrayed in the media."
Between 70 and 76% of all Australian girl high school students choose a role model that this thinner than their own figure.
Over half of all high school girls try to lose weight.
A number of different statistic show that teenage girls dieting or trying to lose weight are over 50% more likely to develop depression or anxiety.
If young people are feeling concerned about their body image, self-esteem or self image they need to talk to a trusted adult and make themselves clear about their concerns so they can be helped.
Everyone just needs to be informed about what they are seeing in the media and realise models are photo-shopped to the point they aren't even a person anymore
Stereotyping of this video can also include the way the models act and their behaviors. For example, their poise, how in all the models have either anorexia or, as "Miss 3rd Ward," bulimia.
Discrimination in this video could include, the sizes of the models used in the video, the races of models and the shapes of the models.
Gender-roles could include the "sex sells" image, models wearing lingerie in a beauty pagent. Are girls only looked upon as "beautiful" if they are wearing lingerie?
All the girls in the video speak in sugar coated high pitch voices, always act with grace and poise and dress in a "sexy" or "pretty" way.
Did you notice all these stereotypes, gender-roles and discrimination are all based a physical apperance?