Originally Posted by ButterflyWoman
Actually, I was very surprised and pleased to find so many completely average looking people in the media (film, news, etc.) in Australia.
Thatís the beauty of our country. Anybody can become a celebrity because we donít judge on looks. We believe in giving everybody a fair go as long as they work hard and they have talent. I mentioned on a previous post that I believe personality is far more important quality than looks and my wife and our friends think the same way. We both have friends that are not great looking but they are wonderful people on the inside. People who only judge others by their image and criticise them for being ugly or fat are the ugliest.
I have friends that are overweight and are fun to hang around with. Most of them are down to earth and have a great sense of humour. Some of them donít even care about being fat or let alone give a damn about what other people think about them and while I donít encourage excessive eating I envy these people because they donít buy into the whole propaganda that everybody has to be perfect. If they are happy being overweight who the hell are we to judge them? What they do with their lives is their own business and we canít control them.
Not everybody wants to look like a movie star and they shouldnít have to. The problem with the USA and a few other European countries is there are so many people obsessed with looking perfect and it is caused by what they see in magazines or on TV. There are teenage girls that starve themselves to look like their favourite celebrities and they develop anorexia trying to do it. Is it worth it? No. What a lot of them donít realise is the pictures in the magazines are touched up on computers and the women are wearing an incredible amount of makeup.
Iíve seen what they did to my wife in her modelling photos and they removed her belly, freckles and made her tan. She's barely recognisable in some of the pictures and I think she looks more beautiful natural and didn't need any of that crap done to her. Some celebrities are incredibly skinny like Lean Rimes and when they pose for photos they are touched up to cover up their bones. A few years ago my wife did a presentation on it for LALS in college and she showed pictures of women that looked like sticks that nearly made most of the class want to vomit. If thatís your definition of good looking I am not buying it.
Thankfully itís not as bad in Australia (well, at least in New South Wales) and the people are not high on looks when choosing friends or relationships. We have celebrities like Kasey Chambers, Gemma Luxton, David Kosh, Kyle Sandilands, Tracy Grimshaw, Andrew Denton, Julia Morris (Winner of this yearís Australian Celebrity Apprentice), Ryan Fitzgerald, Troy Cassar-Daley, John Williamson, Adam Harvey, Fictitious Smurf, Katie Noonan, Sara Storer etc that look like everyday people but have had very successful careers in this country. Iím not particularly a big Melinda Schneider fan but I think you should watch this video below and listen to the lyrics. Melinda Schneider - Real People - YouTube