I am a true believer that we are all beautiful and that inner beauty definitely shines the brightest. In my photography sessions I love making people feel and look beautiful because we all deserve to. I love sharing inspirational blogs and posts about self worth and being more than what we look like. However, in searching these blogs and posts, I keep seeing a certain negativity that continues to pop up. This idea that it's ok to hate on the pretty girl. All kinds of posts about "even models don't look like models" or "they wouldn't look like that without photoshop." People seem to be obsessed with robbing attractive people of their attractiveness. I was a professional model almost my entire life and I've traveled all over the world. I'm here to tell you that some people really are just that dang pretty and you know what, it's ok too.
Beauty is an object of such desire. Everyone wants to be beautiful. So much so that women are starving themselves, going through horrific procedures, purchasing countless expensive items that promise instant beautification. Appearance in today's society is the end all be all of everything. That's a lie. We know it is. However, as much as it is ok to be not beautiful and embrace other qualities, the beautiful girls should be allowed to exist, too. They are here and among us. We all just need to put our big girl panties on and deal with it. Some people are better looking than me. Is that pill really that hard to swallow? I don't see why it's socially acceptable to rob them of their God given gift. It's truly a gift and it should be used wisely and should be appreciated...not stripped away because other people are so jealous they can't stand the thought of someone actually looking like a "model" in real life.
It's a simple message. Stop hating. On everyone. You think the girl next to you is overweight? Keep your mouth shut. You think the girl in the corner has on a ridiculous outfit? How is is affecting you? And you think the girl down the street is prettier than you? Guess what, you still don't have the right to put her down either. We are all daughters of a King. He has graciously blessed us all with different gifts and talents. The "pretty" girl shouldn't have to suffer because she is a rarity and her beauty so coveted that everyone feels justified in tearing her down.
Love on each other today. Let your own unique quality shine and don't try to dim anybody else's.