A friend of mine sent me this information and picture in an email. I want to thank him sincerely for getting my blood going. I'll comment below the picture.
There Are No Ugly Women - Only Poor Women
This Proves It...
This Proves It...
The photo below was taken at a competition in June 2008 involving 9 women for best makeover.
They had every possible beauty treatment available to them over a period of 12 hours before the contest.
Look at the before and after photos.
Conclusion - there are no ugly women only poor women.
The woman 2nd from the left won the contest.
OK, so I realize the women now look like gorgeous, sexy beauty queens. Just like Miss America, right?
But I am offended by whomever thinks these women are more beautiful or somehow better than they were before just because they've gotten themselves glamorized and are showing their breasts and standing provocatively and have died their hair and have their long luscious locks cascading over their shoulders.
TWELVE HOURS to look like that? I have many other things to do with myself than spend 12 hours in a salon getting made over to look more like Barbie.
The messages I get from the two pictures:
Glasses make you ugly. Long hair is sexy. Sleeveless dresses (probably black) with low cut fronts make you look more like a beauty queen. Lots of lipstick and big halfmoon smiles win prizes. Dark hair is not in. Putting your hands on your hips and swaying back a bit is sexy. Pulling your hair back makes you ugly. Dull colored T-shirts and flat chests are not attractive. Don't wear overalls.
I understand the fun of going to a salon and getting pampered - I love massages more than most, and I do feel better when I've gone from drab frowzy hair to a haircut I like - but I am troubled by the message this picture and the writer are sending. I recognize that lots of money made these women look more like models, but I think the problem isn't that people are poor and can't make themselves up like that - I think the problem is that we would even THINK that these women are how we want to look!
Authentic beauty which comes from within and a real smile which comes from the heart can move me to tears and leave me with a smile on my face all day, but seeing just another woman made up to look like a Barbie doll leaves me unimpressed. It's like the difference between a lovingly-prepared meal and a McDonald's Happy Meal with a plastic toy.
Can we please start to pay attention to what really matters?
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