I read a recent interview with One Tree Hill star, Sophia Bush. As usual, oen of the main selling points was how "down to earth" the actress supposedly is. The difference was, with this interview, I actually believed them! I've often noticed this side to Sophia, for example, like me, she adores animals, and supports their rights, gives money to charity, and has liberal, left wing political views etc. But I never paid it much attention, because I'm not the type of person who gets really into celeberities. No offence to anyone who does, but that's just not me! But anyways, this article made me sit up and take note! She wasn't trying to make herself sound cute or girly, she was just being herself, and making a lot of valid points. "I think the weird 'I'm fabulous, I'm entitled to everything' attitude that pervades parts of Hollywood is nauseating."
On body image, she said "I'm not a waif-y girl and never will be. I think it's healthy when experts encourage fitness rather than getting a certain body shape. And I'm Italian -- I love food. I'm not going to cut out bread and pasta and wine to be thinner." She also said that watching certain episodes of OTH, you could see when she'd been eating a lot lately. A lot of actresses like to convey a down to earth, casual image, but would never say something like this! So that was nice.
My point, anyway, is that although I totally appreciate what she says, the article also mentions she is an American size two. I believe this is an English size six? Correct me if wrong. I am a British size ten, which is an American size six, which I think is the slightly slimmer side of average. But yeah, I don't consider myself particuarly skinny, or curvy, I'm just pretty normal for a girl my age. So after hearing all those encouraging words from Sophia, it's a tad...I'm gonna say depressing, because I can't think of a more fitting word....to find out she is only a size two. I wish there was a more curvy actress saying those types of things, I'm sure she means what she says, but it doesn't make me feel any more proud of my curves coming from her. What do you guys think?
Stuff like looks and fashion are not a top priority for me, I mean compared to other girls my age, but I still think that having an unhealthy body image promoted by the media affects me. How can it not? The funny part is, these famous people aren't naturally skinny msot of them, you think that, and then you find out they starve themselves, or take really dangerous diet pills to be that size. And it all seems so stupid. What can these people even say once they have reached their dream weight/hair style/whatever? Is their life/confidence really gonna change long term when they get there? No, of course not. But I guess most of them will never find out if attaining their ideal perfect image will change their confidence, because none of them will ever reach their own idea of perfection, thanks to the media. That's my view. Please comment, I don't often discuss this stuff, so I'm interested in all your different thoughts.