I usually promise myself I will not get drawn directly into ‘America’s Next Top Model’ whenever a new cycle is starting. I only say I will not watch ‘Canada’s Next Top Model’, ‘Make us a Supermodel’, ‘True Beauty’ or other modeling contests. But I’ve found myself glued towards the television, hopelessly hooked on the suggestions above, each and every time.
How do i resist – Beautiful people, designer clothes, dying-defying photo shoots, drama – modeling contests would be the ultimate escape. I sigh with envy as women get ready for his or her three-hour makeup and hair sessions, reflecting by myself daily schedule of yanking my hair right into a ponytail and swiping on some lip balm. I picture myself twenty pounds lighter and two decades more youthful. I imagine myself hanging from the crane within an evening gown while a professional photographer yells up at me that i’m fabulous. These dreams are remarkably simple to explore while located on the couch in sweatpants eating chocolate and watching modeling contests on tv.
The funny factor in regards to a modeling contest like ‘America’s Next Top Model’ would be that the champion, well, is not America’s next top model. I just read lots of magazines watching Foot and I have not seen these women anywhere again following the show’s closing credits. But season after season the hopefuls pose, squeal and battle to the dying to achieve a title that the truth is is fairly meaningless. Such may be the lure from the model lifestyle. All of them wish to jet-set all over the world, marry a superstar and obtain questioned on Oprah. Every removed contestant confesses in surges of tears that her dream has ended, while they still look just like they did prior to the show began (apart from a generally heinous make-over). I guess even the most amazing in our midst require the validation from the click of the camera – or Tyra Banks.
I am not knowing. Society values beauty over nearly everything, and rewards the most amazing with money, fame, and adulation. We like to idolize beautiful people. They represent health, wealth, happiness and success. Their shining faces sell us items and services that people hope will improve our very own lives. We are all in onto it, nobody is being duped. I understand the shampoo I purchase is not will make my hair seem like the Rapunzel-esque hair within the ad, however i still feel I must try it out.
We know that the perfection is definitely an illusion, which appears to describe why television modeling contests are extremely forever popular. We as viewers reach take part in the angst behind the wonder, and find out the self-doubt behind the arrogance. It is the glimpse under the surface that tells us that the most genetically fortunate are human with issues and insecurities. And ironically, which makes models even more beautiful to all of us.