The standard for beauty in today’s society is pretty difficult to achieve. Models, with their slim physiques, celebrities, which their surgically enhanced facial and body features, and the ability for every day people to edit the pictures that the post on social media to make themselves look tanner, thinner, and constantly happy.
Many celebrities play into this endless cycle that ultimately drives girls insane and can leave them with a terrible lack of confidence and self esteem. However, some celebrities, such as Selena Gomez, have always fought against these norms. Although seriously stunning, Selena has always been an advocate of inner beauty and doing things to make yourself happy, without basing your look or feelings off of anyone else’s expectations of you.
In a recent instagram post, she shared a cute, vintage looking video of herself and her friends from a recent vacation. She captioned her post with the following message: “The beauty myth- an obsession with physical perfection that traps modern woman in an endless cycle of hopelessness, self consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society’s impossible definition of flawless beauty.
I chose to take care of myself because I want to, not to prove anything to anyone. Wind in her sails.”. Selena received a lot of praise from her fans with this post because of her powerful words of encouragement and promotion of self love. Selena Gomez has been a positive role model for girls of all ages for years and she continues to inspire her fans every day.