Everyday we are bombarded by images of celebrities. These images show us faces and bodies that rival the perfection of the gods on Mount Olympus. But just like these gods of myth these celebrity images are FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE-ITY FAKE! Yes, a lot of the images can be candid, but for the most part, before a celebrity campaign or promo or spread hits the net or magazine rack, their images undergo a fierce round airbrushing. And unfortunately it is these airbrushed images of near perfection that mere mortals compare themselves to, and are compared to, everyday. How can anyone in normal non-celeb society ever compare their natural self to these false images used for advertising and publicity? If more people realized and remembered just how unrealistic these ideals of what we should look like are there would be less health related and image related disorders. How many of you agree with me?
While we all enjoy gazing at the beauty of airbrushed images, it must be remembered that like movies and fiction it is all just an artful escape. Take a look at these images of Katherine Heigl for instance. She’s wonderful but see if you can notice the magic of the airbrush.