Monday, May 21, 2012

Most Beautiful Woman in the World

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been repeatedly called the most beautiful woman in the world. She is an actress and model who won the Miss World pageant in 1994. Because her husband is a famous Indian actor, she is "Bollywood Royalty" This, her charity work and her international fame make her a prime target for paparazzi. This is now causing some hubbub in India. She gave birth to her first child seven months ago, but isn't as thin as she was prior to her pregnancy.

The pic on the left was when she was about two months pregnant. The image on the right is four months after giving birth.  She will be at Cannes this week to fight AIDS with amfAR. This is where horrible headlines start flying. "Slammed Over Baby Fat" "Betraying her Country" "letting her fans down" Some aren't as bad: "Flaunt Post-Baby Curves"

Why are we discussing this? She just had a baby. Let's give her some time to adjust to that, the postpartum chemical/emotional adjustment and a new life as a mom. It's not like she's too big to get through a door. Or like she's blaming pregnancy for her weight gain standing next to her teenage daughter. She's probably a size 12. Not obese, but not skinny. She's still way more beautiful than most of us could ever hope to be. She's radiant, and that won't change with a few extra pounds.

All people should strive for a healthy weight, but we should NOT be commenting on others. If people want advice on their weight or health, they'll seek it out. They don't need bloggers making uninformed comments. If someone is overweight, it's unlikely that they are unaware of it. Some people have a skewed body image, but it usually skews the other way where we feel larger than reality.

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