Many things from the modeling industry, Hollywood, beauty pageants, popularity, and people's perceptions can put pressure on girls to be beautiful.
In comes anorexia, bulimia, Botox, diet pills, insane chronic workouts, staring at the mirror all day picking out every single flaw, more makeup, less makeup, the right clothes, the right hair color, "tanorexia," hair extensions, air brushing, tummy tucks, waxing, and a lot more madness.
All to achieve one goal: beauty.
I understand that industries based on how you look seek beauty, but does the same apply in the broadcast field?
There are several famous female anchors from La La Anthony, Vanessa Lacey, Rachel Maddow, Savannah Guthrie, Robin Meade, Andrea Mitchell, Andrea Mitchell, and Robin Roberts to name a few.
I've noticed they all have something in common besides their on-air charisma, they are all gorgeous. They all look like they work out everyday and could be the object of any young man's desire. Though some have wrinkles, they are aging quite gracefully.
However, who knows whether female anchors battle with the same demons when it comes to being in front of the camera. Do they feel the same intense pressure actors and models feel?
Do looks play a large role in being hired along with their winning personalities?
I thought of this when I saw recordings of myself. I was horrified by my forehead, neck bones, and few blemishes.
So, at times, is their pressure put on women in the broadcast industry to be these sex symbols for the news? Does beauty matter so much?
What do you think?