“As the show attracts hundreds of celebrities and entertainers, with special performances and acts every year, it leaves women questioning what ‘perfection’ really is.” – elite daily.com
(The following excerpt from Why TheVictoria’s Secret Fashion Show Is Damaging To A Woman’s Psyche by Veronica Granja-Sierra recently appeared on elite daily.com. To view it in its entirety click on the link below.)
Every year, the Victoria’s Secret angels fall from heaven and parade around in nothing more than bras and underwear with their unthinkably long legs, thin waists, yet surprisingly large breasts, for the annual broadcast of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
In other words, these angels strut down the runway as the women stare in awe…and the men drool, of course.
This year’s show is set to air on CBS tonight, December 10, with performers including Fallout Boy,Neon Jungle and country/pop icon, Taylor Swift. But as the show attracts hundreds of celebrities and entertainers, with special performances and acts every year, it leaves women questioning what “perfection” really is.
As women everywhere watch the annual show, transfixed by these gorgeous models, they can’t help but wonder, “Why can’t I look like that?” Women tend to compare their bodies to the visually flawless figures of the VS supermodels, which seem as though they hail from another planet with such uniform body types. By the end of the show, the self-esteem of female viewers is most likely out the door.
Not many females in this world look like Victoria’s Secret models. Yes, these angels may be some of the most visually appealing women in the world, but each of us has beautiful qualities that make us unique. Attractive outward appearance is a quality that is desired, but a woman should love herself for what she has, rather than dwelling on what she doesn’t.