The popular media (television, movies, magazines, etc.) have, since World War II, increasingly held up a thinner and thinner body image as the ideal for women.

Some of the negative ways in which young women try to achieve the ideal body are plastic surgery, excessive exercise, and eating disorders. The media targets young women drilling thinness and having no flaws as the height of being beautiful.

What you girls don’t know is that all of these celebrities and models you look up to are actually NOT perfect! Some of them are not even pretty. They do not have the perfect skin or the perfect flat tummy. Here are some of the women you starve yourself to look like.