Beauty & The Beast, a documentary shown last night on C4, showed two people struggling with their looks trying to understand each other’s worlds. Photo below:
Liam was 60 yr old man who was badly burnt as a child and has struggled with scars all his life. As a result, he was against cosmetic surgery.
Yasmin was a young girl obsessed with make up and looking good, all to detract from her JJ size breasts.
When the programme started, I thought we would be on Liam’s side but watching Yasmin struggle with the attention her breasts got from everyone, you really felt for her as well. Liam even accepted that a breast reduction may be a good thing for her.
It really opens your eyes to how people struggle if they don’t conform to society’s opinion of beauty and how so many struggle to fit the mould.
It made me feel bad for those days that I stand in front of the mirror and think I’m having an “ugly” day!
Yasmin bravely took off her make up at the end of the show and I realised how used you can get to seeing yourself made up. usually I wouldn’t go out without some on but maybe it’s time to think twice and show people the person inside behind that mask.
Would you venture out without your make-up on?