Let’s be honest, unless you’re a freaking combination of Kim Kardashian, Gisele Bundchen and Halle Berry the sight of seemingly perfect supermodels at your every turn would definitely leave you with some self doubt issues.
I mean, really forget the whole “self confidence” blah blah shield we tend to front, truth is, after almost drooling at those semi perfect beings most of us tend to run to the mirror, get those clothes off and give ourselves one hell of a critical assessment (guess the ladies can relate). Right there, our inadequacies stare us coldly right in the face; it’s a bitter slap from reality –you realise you’re nowhere as hot as those enviable Hollywood celebrities (trust me I know that pain).
Then, the quest for perfection begins; everywhere regardless of status the perfection syndrome persist – Hot celebrities want to get hotter therefore they look through the microscope and at last discover a barely visible inadequacy which needs “fixing” then the journey to the land of cosmetic surgeons begins.
Honestly, the pressure to be that perfect “sex symbol” is in every society; little wonder why out of blues an ugly duckling magically becomes a bombshell, many thanks to plastic surgery.
A perfect example who blows my mind is Khloe Kardashian! She was like that invisible being who faded each time she was spotted with the queen of sexiness Kim Kardashian and then suddenly bam! in our faces she becomes this Bootylicious chic with a slimmer body (omo how it take happen I no know, whether na butt injection or better choice of outfit na only God know).
Of course, she‘s just one person out of millions of celebrities who’ve transformed before our very eyes; the late Michael Jackson, Nikki Minaj, Heidi Montag, Lil Kim, Kim Kardashian, the list the endless although here in Africa the plastic surgery buzz may not have infected us yet, the bleaching bug has! From Dencia to the likes of Toke Makinwa, Rukky Sanda, Tonto Dikeh, Ayo Adesanya, Yvonne Nelson (although there’s been no confirmation) the list is endless.
So we get to ask one question – What drives our craving for perfection? The answer – The need to be accepted and recognized! That perhaps understandable desire to look yourself in the mirror with pride and smile – yes guys it may be branded “vain” because some go to the extreme to achieve it, but there’s always that need in every human that carves attention.
A piece of advice, before you give that all too knowing smirk when you spot that “vain diva” in your dictionary, take a closer look and you might just find a piece of yourself.