Pressure to Be Skinny

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Pressure to be skinny? Has it become a limiting factor in your life?

Ever since Kate Moss ushered in the waif look in 1993, girls all around the world want to look like her. Despite the speculations about her being underweight, she has successfully set a new trend for being skinny. Long gone the curvaceous trend set by other supermodels like Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell. Every girl wants to be skinny and suddenly all of them think that by being skinny they are beautiful. If being skinny means you're beautiful then what about the other girls? Girls who are not skinny, girls who have curves or even girls who are overweight. Are those girls not beautiful because they are not skinny? Is Kate Moss to blame for setting this 'skinny' trend?

Teenagers these days have the wrong mind set, especially the teenage girls. They look up to their favorite celebrities and it doesn't help if these famous people shows a bad example about living life healthily and gives the wrong meaning to the word beautiful. A fat girl thinks she is not good enough in everything because her friends keep on teasing her about losing some weight. A normal girl thinks she is not pretty enough because she thinks guys would only want to date skinny girls. Because of this, they have no self-esteem and confidence in their own abilities.

Beauty is skin deep, it's not about which girl is the thinnest or the fattest. It's about having an interesting personality, being down to earth, and respecting others. Of course, looks counts but it doesn't mean one to starve one's self to look good. Other famous celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Beyonce are definitely on their way to stop the 'skinny' trend and show to the world what it really means to be beautiful.

Do you feel as if you are unable to do certain things because you are not skinny? I do. To be honest, sometimes I avoid going out with my friends because I feel like I will be the ugliest one because all of them are stick thin and that I...
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