I'm not one to complain about how magazines airbrush models and celebrities. I already know that it is unachievable "perfection" that they are showing on those magazine covers. I am also not one of those women who complain that designers don't use "real" women in their shows or ads. Heck, I like thin models because I *am* thin! I like to see how clothes would fit on a thin frame, though I can see the opposite side; I probably would have a different view of the matter if I had a different body shape. But having seen this blurb on the Jacob website, I think what they are doing is a wonderful idea. Even myself, being in my 30s, though I am much more comfortable with my body than I was in during my younger years, I admit that I am still sometimes influenced by those heavily touched up photos by aspiring to be the the perfectly toned model on the right. But let's be honest, most women don't look like that, even models (OK, Gisele Bundchen doesn't count). Number one, we should all aspire to be strong and healthy on the inside. It is OK to have physical goals (mine: flat abs! LOL), as long as they are realistic and attainable--we need to recognize that we can't fight genetics. Even if we are all perfectly healthy and strong in the inside, does that necessarily mean we will look like Gisele? No. Because we are all different (and she is a freak of nature). But we are all still beautiful despite not having the body of a supermodel. I applaud Jacob for taking the steps to help change the public mindset and promote the idea that we should not only be accepting, but proud of the body we were born with, and we shouldn't feel bad about not being spitting images of what is in the fashion magazines because what we see isn't real. We all need to be reminded of that every so often.
Please remember: You *are* perfection!