“Models Are the Most Physically Insecure Women”

‎”If you’re ever wondering, ‘If I have thinner thighs and shinier hair will I be happier?’ you just need to meet a group of models because they have the thinnest thighs and the shiniest hair and the coolest clothes and they are the most physically insecure women on the planet.”

So says Victoria’s Secret model Cameron Russell in her heartbreakingly honest talk about the superficiality—and the importance—of physical appearance in our society.

Shallow, ignorant men are certainly part of the problem, but the majority of the blame lies with women. Women judging women is the primary cause of our culture of insecurity.

This has to stop. I implore my sisters in Christ to take the lead in breaking this cycle and healing the damage that has been caused. If we work together now to change the culture we can save future generations of American women from debilitating body image issues. Girls should grow up believing they’ll be judged on the content of their character, not on the thinness of their thighs.

  • Bonnie

    Is women judging women really the primary cause of our culture of insecurity? I think that women putting stock in a shallow culture is. Women thinking that the only way to have power or get attention or be loved is to look amazing, as defined by a certain cultural standard. Image unfortunately is way too important in our culture, and this importance is reinforced constantly by media and advertising. I applaud Ms. Russell–it took guts to give that presentation. Thank you for posting the video.

    It would be nice if even Christian advertising featured more “average”-looking women, women who looked well-groomed but not necessarily all done up according to current cultural standards. And I agree that we must set an example, in the way we live, that character and other traits matter much more than cultural beauty standards.

  • Bonnie

    Am still thinking about this…remembering the odd fact that beauty standards in our society are largely set by gay men! They are the designers, make-up artists, etc. in the world of high-powered fashion. What a strange world we live in.