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Lorde: “You don’t have to look a certain way, or be a certain way”

April 16, 2014 in Beauty & Body Image, Celebrity Quotes by Versus

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Lorde: You dont have to look a certain way, or be a certain way | celebrity quotes beauty body image

On how she enjoys being herself:

There are a lot of expectations in this industry about looking a certain way and having a certain kind of appeal. I am feminine, but I really love dressing in boys’ clothes too. I guess that’s why I get labeled as ‘the grumpy girl,’ because I don’t play into that. But you don’t have to look a certain way, or be a certain way. I think this day and age the prescribed ideals of how a young girl should be are over.

… says 17 year-old Lorde in Teen Vogue this month.

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New Study: “Women want ultra-slim boyish figures, while men lust after curvacious full hips and an ample bust”

April 12, 2014 in Beauty & Body Image by Versus

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New Study: Women want ultra slim boyish figures, while men lust after curvacious full hips and an ample bust | beauty body image

At high request, here’s a story on a new study that came to the conclusion that women consider ‘thin’ as their body ideal ad men, as cliche as it may be, ‘want curves’ – from Daily Mail:

These four body images, comprised of celebrities’ best features, reveal the staggering differences in how men and women perceive the perfect body. A new survey has gathered the preferences of both genders, creating ‘body beautiful’ composites using the physical attributes of the world’s most beautiful people.

It appears that women covet a ultra-slim boyish figure, while men lust after curvacious full hips and an ample bust. While women opted for the boyish hips of youthful Noah actress Emma Watson, 23, men plumped for the fuller curves of 34-year-old model Kelly Brook.

The biggest difference is in our choice of favourite face. Women aspire to the supermodel features of model Cara Delevingne, 21, with men more attracted to the softer features of actress Megan Fox, 27. Ladies admire the pert and perky breasts of Jennifer Aniston, 45, while men appreciate the fuller bust of US TV star Kim Kardashian, 33.

When it comes to hair, long luscious locks are a winner for everyone – but while women are enthralled by the Duchess of Cambridge, 32, their halves would love to run their fingers through 29-year-old Scarlett Johnsson’s mane. Women are less concerned than men about age when picking celebrities with admirable bodies. Gwyneth Paltrow, a 41-year-old mother of two, has the best toned tummy, according to other women. And 50-year-old Elle Macpherson – still known as The Body – came top of the female poll for perfect pins.

What do you think of the results of this study? Are such generalizations of beauty ideals beneficial?

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Human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova: “Everyone wants a slim figure. Everyone gets breasts done”

April 8, 2014 in Beauty & Body Image by Versus

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Human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova: Everyone wants a slim figure. Everyone gets breasts done | beauty body image

GQ is featuring human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova this month and their piece is full of gems, ranging from Valeria’s stands against mixing races (!) to body image. From GQ:

The writer’s take on Valeria Lukyanova, the human Barbie: “I realize that just like everyone reading about Human Barbie, I had had a simple narrative prepared in my head: A small-town girl grows up obsessed with dolls, etc. Instead, I get a racist space alien….Her brand-new hair extensions, the color of Chardonnay, hang straight down, reaching her nonexistent hips. Her mouth is frozen in a vacant half-smile; the teeth are small and almost translucent…It could be that the world and I have misjudged the Human Barbie in a fundamental way. Her steady drift from reality and into the twenty-first dimension is not about submissiveness, fame, or snagging a husband. It could be about finding a way out, however random, bizarre, and costly the route appears from the outside. It could be about gaining some measure of freedom.”

Lukyanova on beauty: “Everyone wants a slim figure. Everyone gets breasts done. Everyone fixes up their face if it’s not ideal, you know? Everyone strives for the golden mean. It’s global now.”

Lukyanova on why ‘race-mixing’ is responsible for the increase in plastic surgery: “For example, a Russian marries an Armenian, they have a kid, a cute girl, but she has her dad’s nose. She goes and files it down a little, and it’s all good. Ethnicities are mixing now, so there’s degeneration, and it didn’t used to be like that. Remember how many beautiful women there were in the 1950s and 1960s, without any surgery? And now, thanks to degeneration, we have this. I love the Nordic image myself. I have white skin; I am a Nordic type—perhaps a little Eastern Baltic, but closer to Nordic.”

Lukyanova on having a family: “It’s unacceptable to me. The very idea of having children brings out this deep revulsion in me… I’d rather die from torture because the worst thing in the world is to have a family lifestyle.”

On feminism: “I’m against feminism. But what would you keep the children for? So they can get you a glass of water when you’re on your deathbed?”

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Emma Watson: “Fashion can project an unobtainable image that’s dangerously unhealthy”

April 6, 2014 in Beauty & Body Image, Emma Watson by Versus

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Emma Watson: Fashion can project an unobtainable image that’s dangerously unhealthy | emma watson beauty body image

On the pressures of looking perfect:

As a younger woman, that pressure got me down, but I’ve made my peace with it. With airbrushing and digital manipulation, fashion can project an unobtainable image that’s dangerously unhealthy. I’m excited about the aging process. I’m more interested in women who aren’t perfect. They’re more compelling.

… says Emma.

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‘Human Barbie’ Valeria Lukyanova Wants to Be a Breatharian

March 13, 2014 in Beauty & Body Image by Versus

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Human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova Wants to Be a Breatharian  | beauty body image

Disclaimer: Kindly take note that this article may be triggering to those struggling with eating disorders.

All the details from Daily Mail:

Ukranian model Valeria Lukyanova, who lives her life as a ‘human Barbie’ has revealed she doesn’t consume food or water anymore. Some have said she uses plastic surgery and Photoshop to create her doll-like image, but her impossibly thin waist could actually be down to not eating for weeks. The model, 23, has said she is now converting to ‘Breatharianism’ – training herself to live off only light and air.

‘In recent weeks I have not been hungry at all; I’m hoping it’s the final stage before I can subsist on air and light alone,‘ she has said. The model and singer’s new vice, Breatharianism, is a cult that believes food – and possibly water – are not necessary. A breatharian is said to be someone who never eats or drinks as they can exist on ‘cosmic micro-food’, according to the International Business Times.

The practice is criticized as potentially lethal pseudoscience, and several practitioners have reportedly died of starvation. None have submitted themselves for comprehensive medical testing. With her pinched waist, skeletal arms, enormous coloured contact lenses, thick make-up and vacant expression, Valeria believes she has become a living, breathing Barbie – something she sees as the ultimate embodiment of perfection. She has courted international controversy by turning herself into a human doll, confessing she wishes to be considered ‘the most perfect woman on the internet’. Based on the photos on her social media accounts, Valeria is sporting an increasingly thin frame.

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