is closely linked to self-esteem. Low self-esteem in adolescents can lead to eating disorders, early sexual activity, substance use and suicidal thoughts. Approximately of women are unhappy with their bodies and resort to dieting to achieve their ideal body shape. Unfortunately, only of women naturally possess the body type often portrayed by Americans in the media. Social Medias Effect On Body Image “People get positive attention in the world by losing weight. And you can do it to an even greater extent on Facebook.” – Anika, 18 "When I look at other people's photo albums, the comparing is automatic. I end up feeling like crap. I went to Photoshop a picture of myself on Facebook. I was changing a lot of things, then I saw the picture and I stopped myself, thinking, 'this is not who I am. I want to be who I am.' " --Kirby of 6-12 year olds say they want to be thinner • In one study, overweight although only While only girls are overweight, out of out of out of women stated they were actually were. high school out of diet. has become the most consistently unrealistic form represented across all media sources. They use this to make bodies skinnier or a bigger build, tanner, wrinkle free, cellulite free and many other ways to make that person have the Images in , , and in general tend to limit the idea of beauty to one particular interpretation. It seem as though you have to look or act in a certain way to be considered or . Celebrities are become and every day. We use them as role models but we forget the time and money behind the look. Movie actors and actresses have an allotted amount of time for professional make up artist to help them achieve the This can create unnecessary pressure to conform to someone else’s definition of what is or . Marketing Firm Walker-Smith estimates that people view up to advertisements per day. Many of these advertisements carry the message of “lose weight”, “be more beautiful”, or “look better”. They make people feel inadequate, and promote the idea of being Advertisements are not only making claims about their products, they are using fake pictures to advertise them. According to the Sun UK, of cosmetics ads include disclaimers noting that the images were digitally enhanced. of ads appear to be retouched, but have no disclaimers. of girls between the ages of 3-10 own a Barbie If Barbie existed in real life, she would have to walk on proportions because of her Valeria Lukyanova dedicates her life trying to look like a , although swears the only surgery she has had done is breast augmentation. Justin Jedlica has had over and cosmetic procedures surgeries to try to look like the actual Ken doll According to dallascowboyscheerleaders.com, there is no weight requirement to audition to be a part of the team. However, a lean figure is by the slim uniform. Despite having no weight requirement, there is a body fat percentage requirement of The body fat percentage for an average women who is involved in fitness activities is . Many of the cheerleaders are constantly told to . As a result, these cheerleaders turn to drugs, eating disorders, and major cleanses. NFL Hall of Famer, Deion Sanders is famous for quoting “If you , you feel good. If you feel good, you play good. If you play good, they pay good.” Whether or not players do it to look good or to increase their pay, players are pressured into taking steroids. A 2009 survey reported that of exNFL players admitting to using steroids while playing in the NFL. 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