Get Real

“I’m trying really hard to take the veil off the fraud,

to be real, to start with me.”

Jamie Lee Curtis

Here is an example of Jamie’s pictrue* next to another picture of her that was touched up.

 *Pictrue – A word I invented to describe a picture that hasn’t been airbrushed, photoshopped, or altered to create the illusion of perfection.

Thank you Jamie Lee Curtis for being brave enough to show your real self on the cover of More magazine in 2002. It seems like we should have learned something from all this by now, but instead people are using the many digital tools available to perpetuate even more myths of perfection.

Here is a short video clip I found on Youtube that shows what four women thought of pictures of themselves after they were touched up to look like models.




12 thoughts on “Get Real

  1. It’s what the general public wants not you or I but hollyweird, it’s sad to think that’s what most people think but that’s hollyweird,that’s why you see the models look like match sticks and not real people.
    That’s why it your waist is not the the going size chances are your out of luck.
    It’s all crazy but that’s why she step out and said here I am and this is who I am
    Great post

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  2. Reblogged this on Life Matters and commented:
    Media and society needs to change the way they are portraying models. It gives a false sense to people, of what we should be. I hope more actors/actresses jump on the Jamie Lee Curtis train. This is amazing!

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  4. I love Jamie Lee Curtis! My family and I got to meet her several years ago in line at Disney Land. What a lovely lady – so real and so friendly. She was chatting away to us, no makeup and wearing a waterproof parka. After she’d gone, I said “You do realize who that was, don’t you?” They were stunned when I told them! ♥

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    • What a wonderful illustration of my point. It seems like she is really trying to be “real”. So glad you shared this story. Thank you for visiting my site and reading my post. I look forward to reading yours as well.


  5. Thanks for the heads up . I haven’t received anything but will let you know if I do. I’m so sorry that happened. I didn’t realize it was a problem since I included a link to More magazine where I saw the photo.. I guess I will have to remove it.


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