Everyone has a slightly different idea of the perfect body image but we are heavily influenced by societal pressures and the media. Society tells us what kind of body image we should strive for. We see images of perfect bodies all around us, on television, in movies, in newspaper and magazine ads and online. Reporters and gossip columnists even comment on the appearance of people in the news and political figures. They are not fashion models and their appearance is not relevant to any of the work they do, yet it is a popular topic of discussion. No wonder so many people are worried about projecting the ideal body image!
This is what the 'perfect body' looks like according to men and women | Metro News
Mid s Small waist, big butt butts, wide hips, tiny waists, and full lips are in! Mid 90ss:. Big boobs, flat stomachs, and thighs gaps are in. In , breast augmentation is the highest performed cosmetic surgery in the United States. Early 90s:.
Ideal to real: What the 'perfect' body really looks like for men and women
If each of us could design our ideal body, what would it look like? How do we develop these ideals and how close do our own bodies come to them? Does that ideal really matter? TODAY wanted to visualize how far we are from what we imagine is the ideal figure and our average bodies. Pittsburgh artist Nickolay Lamm — who showed the world what Barbie would look like as an average year-old woman — reveals our "real" selves in a set of 3-D illustrations for TODAY, based on recent British study.
At the gym one day, I shamelessly eavesdropped on a conversation between two women that went something like this:. I would kill for your thighs. Perfect Abs. Maybe perfectly awful.