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“Beauty is an opinion, not a fact…”

…according to actress Hayden Panettiere from Heroes.

http://omg.yahoo.com/blogs/balancedliving/hayden-panettiere-opens-body-issues-women-health-183511524.html

Hard to imagine someone who looks as good as Ms. Panettiere saying something like that, and believing it!

 

In a recent interview with Women’s Health magazine, Panettiere discussed a truly embarrassing moment – at the age of 16, a tabloid published photos of her and wrote the word “Cellulite” above them.  Panettiere was so upset, she began a downward spiral into body dysmorphia, a disorder in which a person fixates on a flaw in their physical appearance.

I’ve read that a minimum of 50% of women will experience this in their lives. I guess the stat depends on how broadly you define this disorder.

I say Ms. Panettiere was just another casualty in the battle between women and unrealistic expectations created by the media.

Luckily, this story has a happy ending – Panettiere discusses how she finally came to terms with her physical appearance, and perhaps the most important lesson of all – that nothing is more beautiful than a person who feels completely at ease in their own skin.

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