Obession with Perfection

Media Exposure and the "Perfect" Body

Idolization of Thinness

Psychologists found that the size of models in photos exerted a powerful influence on attitudes to body size.

Study leader Dr Lynda Boothroyd said the media seemed a "powerful factor in creating body dissatisfaction".
Because of these "Hollywood" thin models, average sized girls go to drastic measures to reach these standards.
Eating Disorder PSA

Magazines and Photoshop

Photoshop makes models and actresses fit their idea of ideal thinness and beauty through digital manipulation both on screen through computer-generated imagery and in print media .
This unrealistic form is consistently represented across almost all media forms, along with blemish-free, wrinkle-free, even pore-free skin.
The feminine ideal is tanned, healthy slenderness, with no unsightly bumps, bulges or cellulite
Magazines always advertise the perfect body, makeup tips and the latest fashion.
the harmful effects of photoshop

Plastic surgery

A quick fix to getting the "perfect" body is using plastic surgery.
A lot of times people are bullied into getting plastic surgery or just want to fix little things on their bodies
Bullied Teen Gets Free Plastic Surgery

Why we compare ourselves to everyone else.

We create these unrealistic standards when we choose to believe everything we see.
Social Comparison Theory
Cultivation Theory
Self-schema Theory