Now that the summer has come every girl tries to find the perfect bikini. While I was searching online I stumbled upon the Victoria's Secret beachwear catalogue and I saw Andriana Lima.. My first reaction was "ohh I look soo fat, I must loose weight now!!"
I panicked but then I noticed that her body although is smoking hot has been obviously photoshopped.The picture below shows how her real body looks like.She is perfect and the fact that she's already a mom gives her extra points for having this body, but what we see in the first photo is not the real Adriana. She has slightly bigger belly and her butt is not as round as it appears in the VS photoshoots.Nowadays girls feel more insecure about their body image than ever! The problem starts when the industries bombard the market with pictures of figures that don't actually exist! I mean that Adriana and all the other vs models are perfect! They don't have any flaws but real bodies have some imperfections that the industry can't forgive such as love-handles, really small or really big breasts. This is quite normal for a natural shape but nowadays seems that we have forgot what a natural beauty means. These are some photos from VS catalogue from 1979.As you can see the models have amazing bodies and they are naturally beautiful.Back then there was no fake tan or hair extensions.They had uneven skin tones, slight love handles and even sagging breasts.(which actually are not saggy but natural, I guess that saggy today is a term referring to breasts that are not fake)Today those pictures seem to have way too many mistakes to be published.I have to admit that sometimes I feel trapped by those images of perfect women and although I have a normal body I get furious that I'm not good enough.I know that this is not true.I love my body but it seems that sometimes I forget to tell myself that this is me and I'm perfect the way I am!How do you feel about your image?Have you ever felt that the industry gives unrealistic shapes of bodies.Gracie