Ideals of Beauty
The Fashion Industry's Influence on Society's Standards
Aspiring Models Endangering Their Health For the Runway
9 out of 10 people do not fit into these physical requirments
- Tall (6 feet) and slim girls
- Weigh about 5-15kg less than recommended weight for their height
- 35 inches max for hip measurements and down another 10 inches for waist measurements
- Long natural hair
- No flaws or imperfections
- Structured jawline and cheek bones
Model's in magazines can easily be edited and altered but ordinary people cannot become walking instragram filters.
Top International Models In Today's Fashion Industry
Joan Smalls Rodríguez (Puerto Rican fashion model). Ranked at #8 on Forbes magazine's "World's Highest-Paid Models" list. First Latina model to represent Estée Lauder cosmetics
Adriana Lima (Brazilian model and actress) Best known as a Victoria's Secret Angel since 2000. A spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics from 2003 to 2009 and for her Super Bowl and Kia Motors commercials.
Kendall Nicole Jenner (American fashion model and television personality) Jenner is a part of an emerging fashion movement "Social Media Modeling". Walking the runways for high fashion designers during the New York, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks.
70% of Girls Feel These Images Influence Their Self Esteem
"You Want to be What You See"
Direct pressure from intensified "perfection" standards craft the media's perception on ordinary beauty.
If the fashion industry showed women of all sizes, shapes and colors in a positive and uplifting manner, society's ideal image of beauty would be more realistic.