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How They Make a Normal Girl Gorgeous

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Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty is a hugely exciting effort. And you’ll be amazed at how an ordinary looking woman is turned into a bionic, completely fake billboard star in this new commercial, “Evolution.”

Makeup artists, hairdressers, fashion stylists, photographers, and computer software programs are all necessary to give cover girls their exaggerated beauty. The words “No wonder our perception of beauty is distorted,” appear at the ad’s conclusion. Click here to discover why Dove’s Self Esteem Fund was launched to give young girls positive body images (apparently, only two percent of women globally find themselves beautiful). “Changing the way we define beauty can change lives” is the fund’s motto, and I couldn’t agree more.



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Myrna

posted October 22, 2006 at 2:13 am


Well, I’m on a campaign, as I wrote in my blog. Can’t wait till my hair grows all its natural gray. I’m not intending to miss any stage of my life by seeking illusory fulfillment. That Campaign for Real Beauty came just in time for me to smile and be reminded.



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daria

posted October 23, 2006 at 12:31 am


I’m with Myrna, Oprah and everyone else who has thrown their hat in the ring of authentic beauty. Whenever I hear another female berate themselves about their looks, I ask a (relevant) question to help remind them of how wonderful, beautiful and irreplaceable they are. This happens all too often; only we can change it. I spent years hating this-or-that about my looks until one day it occurred to me how completely and utterly blessed I am. Ever since I have followed a daily ritual of thanking and blessing my body for carrying me through life. Like a cherished suitcase, it is imperfect, weathered and worn, but also polished by grace. Loving my body is perhaps the most radical action I’ve ever taken. “Hating one’s body is an all-consuming occupation and a dangerous distraction. It is an addiction. As we spend our days focusing on our thighs and butts, thousands die in Iraq, 37 million live below the poverty line in American…. In our isolated pursuit of thinness or the perfect body, we give up our power, our vision, our rights. We abandon a world that is in desperate need of our attention. Love your body. Take back the world.” – Eve Ensler



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Myrna

posted October 23, 2006 at 3:55 am


Daria, thanks for your words and Eve’s as well. You might want to see a video I just put up on my blog about DAFUR. Sad but inspiring and we need people to be compelled to put their time and energy into stopping the genocide rather than checking their lipstick and worrying about losing hair. It’s like chasing your tail when you are all comsumed with outer beauty, don’t you think?



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daria

posted October 23, 2006 at 1:23 pm


I understand your passion for the people of Darfur, Myrna. This morning the NYTimes ran a headline story which said, in part, “This is the new battlefield in Darfur, a blood-soaked land in which at least 200,000 people have died since early 2003, many of hunger and disease, as a result of a campaign of violence the Bush administration and others have called genocide.” Every one of us should be outraged and mobilized. Genocide. In 2006. Not 1941.I don’t put down my lipstick when I pick-up the peace sign; not only is it unnecessary, it puts the disparity into even sharper relief. My family takes action through our elected officials, church and pan-African community. We understand that it is us -we, all of us- who allow conditions to persist and we -all of us- can change them.You’ve prompted me to think that acting on one’s moral conscience is indeed real beauty, but on an altogether different, global plane. Perhaps this shift in consciousness is more prevalent that we know….



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brian

posted October 25, 2006 at 7:04 pm


I think they need a machine in real life that you can take your normal girlfriend to and turn her into a billboard hottie



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Myrna

posted October 28, 2006 at 6:52 am


Brian is raising the bar on humor!



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