For most of the general public, body image has become a serious issue. There are numerous diets on the internet and various workout plans that promise you your dream body. What do most people do with this information? They hop on to the internet and follow some absurd diet plans, depriving themselves of nutritious meals in hopes of looking ‘good’ while the beauty standards that dictate whether you look good or not continue to reach new heights. People continue to feel pressured to pursue those unrealistic goals, but luckily, for most people, they can catch a break when they turn off their cellphones or go offline for a bit. They hang out with their friends, family, and loved ones and forget about their body image issues.
But what about the people who have to continuously be a part of this vicious cycle of beauty and the concept of a perfect body?
They are the ones who have to face the ultimate pressure since their livelihood depends upon it.
Welcome To The World Where Bodies Are Commodities
Becoming an influencer is a highly sought-after career path as it allows most people to enjoy working on their terms while getting paid by marketing agencies. It is a highly glamorized field of work that many people may only dream of achieving, but it also holds a dark secret. Most influencers have to make sure that their image is like a clean slate because the slightest of stains could lead to bigger problems for them. Therefore, they struggle to maintain their fit figures, which eventually becomes a career requirement rather than a healthy lifestyle.
Here are 3 women who share their insights on navigating their lives as people whose livelihood is directly linked to how their bodies look.
1. Iskra Lawrence
Lawrence is a model and a mum who is working tirelessly to keep it 100% real for her followers. Lawrence sheds light on the concept of wellness; she said that it is tied to the size of your body and that you are only fit if you are skinny! The model is now breaking barriers by teaching her young fanbase that every size is a healthy size.
2. Melissa Alcantara
A celebrity fitness guru who has worked with big names in the entertainment industry like Kim Kardashian, etc. Alcantara shares her story about how taking a step back can turn out to be beneficial for you. Especially during a time when YouTube is loaded with 30-day diets and workout plans, Melissa urges her fans to take it easy and slow.
3. Remi Bader
This TikTok star started getting fame when her try-on hauls started going viral. Everyone loved seeing clothes on a model who looked like them rather than a model who is on the skinny side of the spectrum. Bader talks about the term ‘body positivity’ and how easily it is thrown around. For her, it is important to know that there will be times when you won’t feel confident in your body. However, you’ll surely feel confident when you push through the day.
So, what do you think about these superwomen and their perspectives on healthy living?