I am pretty much convinced that you cannot be an mtv reality star without a huge set of fake boobs. It's starting to get ridiculous now.Let's just say that for the sake of entertainment, this is the reason most networks focus on the sex appeal of the body. This is how they make their money. However, I don't think that the media takes enough responsibility for how our society is affected, particularly children. There's really no consciousness for what is put out there as "entertainment." I'm not one to argue that beauty is entertaining, but there is also a limit of "appropriateness" that needs to be drawn.
The old cliche saying holds true; "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." Beauty really does come from within. If you're a happy, fulfilled, healthy person you are going to exude beauty. There is something to be said though, for not being happy with one's looks. That issue may be deep- rooted beyond it's face value. However, I also feel that the media plays a part in helping breed insecurities on how one looks.
With that said, and being a woman who is subjected to "beauty pressures," I have found my happy medium...B.YOUneek! B.YOUneek, pronounced be unique, is a brand (name of my image consulting & grahic/web design companies) I created a few years ago that to me means to bring out the best in an individual without conforming to a stereotype. There's nothing more rewarding to me than to know I've helped someone achieve confidence while still remaining true to oneself; that is their natural beauty & personality. Beauty does not mean looking like Barbie- it means being the best YOU that you can be, inside and out. I love helping others bring out the best in themselves, and knowing that they feel truly beautiful inside and out. :)