There are so many pressures on girls to be a certain size, look a certain way, and fit into a certain mold. When every magazine we pick up is full of airbrushed stick skinny models, it is hard for us “normal” girls to ever feel like we are going to measure up.
But recently, several young celebrities have come forward and admitted to altering their appearances. Kylie Jenner, for example, just admitted she has had her lips done. And Iggy Azalea has admitted to a nose job and breast implants.
I really appreciate their honesty and openness about their struggles with their body image. I think it humbles them, and gives them more credibility. It shows young girls that everyone has flaws that what you see online isn’t exactly the whole story.In her recent interview with Seventeen, Iggy Azalea says:
“Your perception of yourself can change a lot over time, so I think it’s important to wait and make sure it’s the right choice. Plastic surgery is an emotional journey,” she tells Seventeen. “It’s no easy feat to live with your flaws and accept yourself — and it’s no easy feat to change yourself. Either way you look at it, it’s a tough journey. There are things that I didn’t like about myself that I changed through surgery. There are other things I dislike but I’ve learned to accept. It’s important to remember you can’t change everything. You can never be perfect.“
I think her message is an important one for girls! We are never going to be perfect, and that is ok!