Thursday, May 7, 2015

Sometimes It's Best Not to "Model" Yourself After Others

Okay, I may be opening a can of worms with this post, but this has been on my mind lately. I follow a lot of models and various fashion icons on Instagram... I adore the fashion world. Anyway, I came across an unfamiliar pretty face and started following her... Romee Strijd. Now, don't get me wrong, I think Romee is gorgeous, but...

It's not her extreme slenderness that bothers me. It's the reaction people have to her... On Instagram, I've read comments such as "I need to stop eating ice cream" and "Body goals!" and other such things. Again, this post is not meant to slam her or anyone else. But at the same time, her body shape is not a realistic "body goal" (in my opinion), and it frightens me to think of the ways people may try in order to make themselves look like her. Upon googling her measurements, I found that she is 31-23-33 and 5'10". She is so, so narrow and believe me, to go from virtually any weight to a weight needed to look like her is not only unrealistic but unhealthy. And again, these are my opinions and you are more than welcome to disagree. Regardless, this is where I stand: please do not base how you would like to look on girls like this. Again, she is beautiful and I am not saying anything against her, but she is unique, as are each of you, and as a unique, beautiful human being, please please be realistic about yourself and don't get hung up on looking like her. You can be healthy and fantastic and you. I truly hope I haven't offended anyone, but I needed to get it off my chest. Thank you for stopping by and as always, I hope you are all feeling amazing and having a great week.

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