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Body Image PSA
Did you know that if Barbie was a real person she'd be 7 feet tall and weight 100 pounds? That's what Vianca Lugo explores in this body image video -- and it's not just chicks who are impacted by bombardment of unrealistic images in the world - men deal with it too, and in fact, where as the average man weighs 179 pounds the average male super model is four inches taller and weighs 150 pounds. Pressure is pressure no matter the gender and Lugo sweetly gives us that in this piece. Oh and I'll leave you with one last Barbie stat - if she were indeed alive and around - all 7 feet of her - she'd have to walk on all fours to manage her obscenely exaggerated proportions. Not a cute image!
eGuider: Jess Weiner
Author & Self-Esteem Expert
Jess Weiner is this generation's Go-to Girl for self-esteem! Whether she is hosting a seminar for mothers and daughters on today's pressure to be beautiful, writing her monthly body image column for Seventeen magazine, or working with celebrities such as Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, and Jennifer Lopez to spread the message of self-esteem, Jess is motivating the women and girls of America to develop self-confidence, self-knowledge, and self-acceptance! Jess also reaches audiences worldwide through her books, speaking engagements, and media appearances. She has appeared on such shows as Oprah, The Tyra Banks Show, and CNN Showbiz Tonight. In addition to her advice column in Seventeen and her contributions to Dove's Digital Channel on MSN, she has authored two best-selling books: A Very Hungry Girl and Life Doesn't Begin 5 Pounds From Now; she was also recently named the Global Ambassador for the Dove Self-Esteem Fund. Jess has played a vital role in Dove's self-esteem workshops in both the US and Canada. Luckily for women everywhere, Jess's message reaches millions of women and girls worldwide each and every month! However, out of all the accolades and accomplishments, Jess will tell you that she is most proud of her role as a daughter, a big sister, a best friend, and an authentic role model.