there is a debate, in some quarters, over "the standard of beauty" in society.
in one corner you have the health and beauty industry, which tells us "beautiful" is rail thin and body-fat-free. most humans don't fit this description, but trying to achieve this look has led some to "extreme makeover: anorexia edition" behavior.
in the other corner are people who insist beauty is independent of outward appearance. "let's not use models as the standard of beauty!! we are all beautiful because we are."
both corners miss the point.
models, no matter their description, exist for one purpose: to sell you something.
and countless millions have bought it.
free advice: never believe a model.
below are the only measures of beauty that count:
1. are you healthy?
2. do you feel healthy?
own that ~ take responsibility for that ~ and no other standard will matter.