Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Jennifer Hawkins a role model for body issues..Maybe, maybe not.
Jennifer Hawkins was on the cover for this month's Marie Claire, 'baring all' for all to see. As seen in the cover, she flaunts her 'flaws' without photoshop in a bid to help women feel more comfortable in their own skin.
Jen is a gorgeous woman, but seriously, is she the best person to help women feel comfortable with their own bodies? I admire her for not photoshopping the shot, like most magazines do, but how many of us are naturally leggy and slim? Not everyone's a beautiful supermodel. Most Australians are not a size 8. My personal opinion would be a size 10-14, and these people are still beautiful people. Why didn't Marie Claire choose a more average sized woman? Maybe it's because they're worried that the magazine won't sell if they put a size 12 woman on its cover instead of a size 8 model? Maybe, maybe not.
I wish well to Jen for being down-to-earth and loving her body and wanting to help women accept their bodies, but I still don't think she would be a good role model regarding body issues for women.
What do you think? xxx