In our digital world, images of beautiful, skinny celebrities are everywhere you turn. These images can make teenage girls believe they must have a perfect body to fit into society. Yet, it is widely known that the very celebrities and models girls strive to look like often have unhealthy body mass indexes.
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But given the different notions of what an ideal body is, is there really such a thing as the one true perfect body? Others may argue that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or body perfection is but a social construct. But at least according to science, there is a standard measurement to a perfect body image.
A talented teenage girl killed herself after she grew obsessed with achieving the "perfect" body. Hannah Carpenter, 18, was found dead in woods close to her home in Redruth, Cornwall, an inquest heard. She suffered from eating disorders and had taken thousands of pictures of her own body, criticising her figure in captions to the images. The pressure of it all became too much for her," he said, according to a report from the Exeter Express and Echo.
Lately, social media has become more than just a connection between friends and family. Based on the beauty standard these days and all those perfect pictures and bodies, a lot of people have tried to tell the truth behind them. They proved a lot of times that the right angle and the pose is the secret to a good picture.
Head over to Instagram to read Victoria's entire post. Fitness blogger Sara Puhto wants no part in discussing what an ideal body should look like. In a recent "second-transformation" picture, the year-old shows that the perfect body is truly a myth.
Australian trainer Emily Skye posted this revealing post a few days ago in an attempt to highlight that lighting, posture, and different angles can all go a long way in altering a person's appearance in photos. Next time you look at a photo of someone who looks "perfect" online or in a magazine remind yourself that the person in the photo doesn't walk around looking like that! They're posed, in their best angles with a tight or flexed tummy in "good" lighting.
Women are constantly under pressure to match up to beauty ideals — but how close is it to the norm? A study has revealed what men really want from a lover by creating a 3D image of the ideal female body and placed it alongside the average lady. The Today Show asked graphic designer Nickolay Lamm to produce images showing the most desirable female figure based on findings from previous research.
The fitness star certainly isn't alone in her feelings. Ho tried on the trendy wide hips, tiny waist and butt implants of the s tofor starters. Then she tackled the mids to s when big boobs, flat stomachs and thigh gaps reigned supreme.
There is no "perfect" body — we know this by now. But even still, it's difficult to convince ourselves when social media tells us otherwise. Presenter, model and lifestyle blogger Chessie King is revealing the truth about the pictures on our feed: they're just an illusion. King, 24, known for her sexy snaps and fitness advice, posted side-by-side images of her "bikini bod" earlier this month to show that the way you look drastically changes depending on angle and lighting — it's only after you make the right adjustments that you get a "flawless" shot.