External beauty is a fleeting, fickle and relative phenomenon. Many modern women strive to meet constantly changing ideals and standards, not realizing the full value of such a concept as individuality and uniqueness.
At the same time, today, using the example of many stars, we can be convinced that often it is certain imaginary “imperfections” of appearance that distinguish this or that girl from the crowd that make her memorable and beautiful in her own way in the eyes of others. Model and actress Paulina Porizkova was convinced from her own experience that there is no need to strive for the ideal. She spoke about her vision of female beauty in a short essay on Instagram.
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Paulina Porizkova is an American model and actress originally from Czechoslovakia. The peak of her career came in the golden era of supermodels – the 80s and 90s, when such divas as Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell were the queens of the catwalk.
Having built a brilliant career in the field of modeling and the fashion industry, Paulina was able to realize that such a concept as “beauty” is very conditional, but society throughout the history of mankind has made certain demands and requirements for a woman, which is always very difficult, sometimes even impossible, to meet. The model talked about her experience of accepting herself and her appearance. As it turned out, even models are faced with criticism, bullying and subsequent complexes.
“When I was 14, I was terribly bullied at school and then it seemed to me that I was really ugly. So I was told. I was told that I looked like a moose, a plucked chicken or a drunken giraffe. All these comments were sent to me by girls. If then I had access to plastic surgery, then I would make my lips plump, put veneers on my teeth, remove a square jaw, insert implants, do liposuction, I would give my soul to be an A-plus cutie. A year later, I became a model, a model for how other women should look. I desperately wanted to live up to this status. But she was soon rewarded precisely for the parts of herself that she hated so much. This has become an invaluable lesson for me. I have not changed. People’s opinions haven’t changed either.“.
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In her post, the model condemned the system of dependence of women on the opinion of society and the pressure exerted on them that has formed in society. According to Paulina, the lack of public approval makes the beautiful half of humanity become fighters, or breaks their personalities.
“And yet I am incredibly lucky. What happens to women who do not receive public approval for their appearance? They either give up or become fighters. And we cannot blame any of the parties for this, because this social system was created long ago and has grown over us like a cataract, clouding our vision of true beauty. “
In her reasoning about female beauty, the model also turned to the issue of the uniqueness of external data, emphasizing that it is the uniqueness that gives each of us undeniable advantages.
“The originality is remembered. Unique. Precious. Very much in demand. Think of all the art in museums. So why do we women avoid looking unique? Why do we all want the same beauty? After all, if you are unique, you will stand out. Most of us want to adjust for obvious reasons: it’s safer this way. To stand out is to dare, to become brave. I admire all women who have the confidence to declare their uniqueness, who dare to do so. “
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