Kim Kardashian is a businesswoman, one of the most popular celebrities, a global icon and not to mention a beautiful mother. She has the power to send a positive message to the world with her huge social media following. She could have turned the negativity she received over her beach photos in to a positive thing.
When you are in a position of power, you can use it to influence and inspire, we would have absolutely loved it if she had reacted to those beach images of herself with:
‘That’s me, I am a woman, call whatever you see as a flaw, but I am a strong and women don’t always have to be seen as these “perfect” creatures’, but alas she got upset, received some negativity and apparently lost 100,000 followers.
Don’t get me wrong, we all see those images of us which aren’t at the best angle, but it’s a part of life, we can’t be picture perfect 24/7.
I feel for Kim, I myself am a model and you don’t always get the option to know the way your image is edited. My skin is sometimes smoothed, my moles on my face are taken off, or my body shape can be changed, but I always make a point of sharing images on my social media of the unedited me.
I show my stretch marks, I show my cellulite, along with these fancy campaigns and videos. I don’t want to depict an unrealistic standard of beauty, I want to be real, I want there to be balance.
Life cannot be seen through an Instagram filter.
Have you ever taken a photo in a changing room under that fluorescent light? It’s not the one.
Lighting can factually change a whole photo, I found this out while on holiday. I took two photos, 10 minutes apart, one in sunlight and one in the shadow. I ended up posting both as I felt it was important to show my following you can’t always visually see ‘flaws’.
Cellulite effects 90 per cent of women and 10 per cent of men. It is not a flaw, it shouldn’t be frowned upon or considered as unattractive, it a very natural process that we can’t always control.
I will always stand upon the fact I believe that flaws do not exist, they are simply created by the media in order to prey on our insecurities to make money.
I also believe that the perfect body does not exist either, as not two humans on this planet are the same, you need to aspire to be the best version of yourself not someone else.