How many seventeen-year-olds among us are millionaires? How
many seventeen-year-olds have sold upwards of five million records?
But here's the real zinger. How many seventeen-year-olds among
us have breast implants? Probably not many.
But for pop "diva" Britney Spears, taking in millions
of dollars for her five-time platinum album ...Baby one More
Time is a way of life. So are breast implants.
Every time a girl opens the cover of a teen-projected magazine,
turns on the TV or walks in to a cinema, she is bombarded with
images of models and celebrities with their perfect bodies, perfect
teeth and so-called "perfect" lives.
To achieve Britney Spears' "perfect" image; girls
would have to fork out thousands of dollars:
Breast implants/reduction -- approx. $10,000
Dental work -- approx. $ 3000
Personal trainer -- approx. $100 per session
Designer Wardrobe -- approx. $10,000
Plus the things that money can't buy like singing ability and
Not many average teens can shell out over $23, 000.
Why would anyone want breast implants? To achieve a perfect image.
A perfect image. Hmm, what's that? By today's standards, anyone
who is taller than 5'8" or weighs more than 120 pounds,
has any other hair color than blonde or brunette or wears glasses
is not considered perfect.
What is a perfect life? To most, a perfect life is being beautiful,
having a big house, lots of money, servants, the latest in designer
clothes, a good-looking husband/boyfriend and some kind of talent
that will provide you with enough money to retire in ecstasy
and then have some left over to burn. Many of the TV actors and
actresses that appear perfect have struggled with drug and/or
alcohol abuse. You can be perfect on the outside but on the inside,
you can struggle with depression or low self-esteem.
To me, being perfect means that you are real', you feel
good about yourself, you have a sense of humour, and you get
along well with others. If you have all these things then you
are perfect. No matter what anyone else thinks.