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Model Envy

Dear Sugar
I couldn't wait to watch this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. They always put on a great performance and I love watching the glamorous girls in their fabulous lingerie on the runway. However, when it comes to watching it, I felt like I did when I caught my ex cheating on me.

I get that gross nauseated feeling in the pit of my stomach...yet I am unable to turn away. Those beautiful women do quite a number on my self-esteem as I know I could never be as beautiful as them. Am I taking this too seriously? Uptight Ursula


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Dear Uptight Ursula
It's not abnormal to feel inadequate when comparing yourself to a supermodel but try to remember these women do not look that way fresh out of bed. Supermodels, actresses and TV stars are paid to look beautiful. Not only do they have a team of specialists to primp and pluck them to perfection, they also have the benefits of airbrushing and professional lighting to make them look all the more perfect.

The Victoria's Secret models prepare for months to hit that highly publicized runway and work their butt off, literally, to get fit and toned. Some women are genetically blessed with model bodies, but even they have their own insecurities.

Don't be too hard on yourself, we all wish we could have a body like the leggy and lean Gisele Bundchen, but the truth is we have to make the best of what we've got. Please also try and remember that beauty is only skin deep! If the show makes you feel that bad, opt for skipping out on tuning in next year.

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