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6 stars who DGAF about looking ‘perfect’

Mar 09, 2018 - 5:48 PM

From calling out photoshop edits to clapping back against body shamers, these stars keep it real

BODY POSITIVE. Bela Padilla, Iza Calzado, and Jessy Mendiola are among the celebrities who have spoken against unrealistic beauty standards. Screenshots from,, and

Tolok ukur cantik itu bukan kilogram

Apr 05, 2017 - 10:39 AM

Gambaran cantik dari masa ke masa terus berubah Sekarang yang dianggap perempuan ideal adalah yang bertubuh kurus — sebuah tren yang coba didobrak beberapa perempuan ‘plus size’

Solenn Heussaff opens up about being bullied in the past, crash diets, and body image

Sep 17, 2016 - 8:47 PM

As she launches a new book on diet and fitness Solenn shares about her weight loss journey – including the time her classmates called her Free Willy as a kid

SOLENN HEUSSAFF. At the launch of her book 'Hot Sos,' Solenn talks about her weight-loss journey. Photo courtesy of Summit Media

Asian women and unrealistic standards of beauty

May 24, 2016 - 11:07 AM

What is it with the obsession over fair skin and slim figures?

FAIR SKIN. In Asia, women believe the fairer the skin, the more beautiful. Screenshot from Seoul Secret video ad

4 quarter-life realizations about body image

Dec 23, 2015 - 7:45 PM

The journey to self acceptance is a tough one but it’s worth it

When I get mistaken for a nanny

Jul 10, 2015 - 6:30 PM

The labels I get from random people aren t really mine to bear I wouldn t know how they see the world and that should not bother me as well

The 'dad bod' is about the woman

May 17, 2015 - 7:00 PM

It is really about how the dad bods make women feel better about themselves This confidence boost is rooted in the man’s averageness

Kim Kardashian, nude. So what?

Nov 24, 2014 - 3:52 PM

What Tetchie Agbayani did for German Playboy in 1982 was revolutionary What Kim K recently did was erase in one fell swoop what little mystique her handlers had managed to build around her persona

BARE ALL. Kim Kardashian on the cover of 'Paper.' Photo from Instagram

How losing weight made me miserable

Oct 29, 2014 - 11:43 AM

Losing weight can be darker and more difficult than you think

Dear Daughter: Let's talk about the way you see your body

Oct 25, 2014 - 4:29 PM

Mom Candice Lopez Quimpo shares what she d like her daughter to understand about body image as she grows up

Brazilians say women in revealing clothes deserve rape: poll

Mar 30, 2014 - 1:25 AM

In Brazil most people say a woman who shows off her body deserves to be raped according to a poll

Seoul to limit plastic surgery ads

Mar 26, 2014 - 6:07 PM

South Korea will restrict plastic surgery ads on public transport after complaints that they were fueling an unhealthy obsession with body image

LIMIT SURGERY. A pedestrian walks past an advertisement for plastic surgery clinic at a subway station in Seoul on March 26, 2014. The South Korean capital Seoul is to restrict the use of plastic surgery adverts on public transport, officials said, after complaints that they were fuelling an unhealthy obsession with body image. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE

Fashion shift: Vogue bans under-16 models, promotes healthy image

May 04, 2012 - 7:00 AM

Vogue magazine pledged to use only healthy models no younger than 16 on their editorials

ON THE BANDWAGON. Vogue Magazine has joined the movement in promoting healthy self-image. Photo from