but god damn it, i am so riled up about the jen-hawkins-nude-on-marie-claire-cover debacle and i can't stay quiet.
jennifer hawkins is a fantastic role model. i've not met her but she seems smart, she is hugely successful and she's most certainly gorgeous. but to roll her out, airbrush free, as an example of body confidence is simply patronising.
she's a former miss universe. a model who is no stranger to parading in swimwear and lingerie. a celebrity who is paid to look amazing. she does not represent your average woman.
i am sure she works very hard to keep her figure looking as good as it does. and we should all strive to be healthy, physically and mentally. but she was also blessed with a naturally amazing body and i fail to see the lumps and bumps she claims to sport.
yep, i am totally jealous. but that's not where my argument stems from. honest.
hawkins has apparently done this for charity. which charity? the butterfly foundation - an eating disorder support group. well, these pictures kind of make me want to stop eating so i'm not sure how they're going to work for those who've already gone that far.
plus-size model lizzie miller posed next-to-nude and untouched in glamour last year so this idea isn't new. in fact, marie claire's attempt seems token in comparison.
right, now off to the gym.