No Such Thing As Perfect

Felisha Trani '22, Lifestyles Editor

Social Media’s Impact

Pick up your phone and click on Instagram. I guarantee if you spend five minutes on it, you’ll think less of yourself. And that’s the problem with celebrities and “Instagram Models”. Every aspect of their life is put through a fine-grain strainer and Face-tune correctors. They have everyone under a spell that what they have is natural, and if you don’t have what they have then there’s something wrong with you. I’m here to tell you that you are perfectly imperfect just the way you are.

What is Perfect?

I’m not here to tell you you’re the most perfect human being on the Earth because I’d be lying. What I am here to tell you is that I love your flaws. All of them. All of our imperfections make us perfect. Our beauty marks, stretch marks, wrinkles, acne scars, bumps and bruises…these are the things that make us all so beautiful.

So, then what is “perfect”? Five words. There. Is. No. Such. Thing. Perfect is not Kylie Jenner or Beyoncé or Cardi B; as beautiful as they may be, they have scars too. When she was younger, Kylie was attacked by a dog and has a huge scar on her left thigh. She openly shows her scar when wearing her clothes and doesn’t try to hide it. Beyoncé went through the birth of twins, Rumi and Sir Carter, and admitted it was hard getting back in shape after childbirth and feeling comfortable with her body. Cardi B even admits to getting veneers, breast implants and butt implants to boost her image. No one is perfect. Not even those who appear to be.


There are approximately 7.7 billion people on this Earth. That means 7.7 different faces from countless ethnicities and cultural backgrounds. Every face is uniquely beautiful in its own way, including yours.

People are so quick to discriminate, but where would the world, or better yet, America be if we didn’t have diversity?

Brands & Influencers Giving the Wrong Message

The term “VSCO girl” has had an uprising in the social community. Don’t act like you don’t use it. But everyone doesn’t fit the stereotypical “VSCO” girl that sets a basis of being a white teenager girl that has $40 to spend on a water bottle. The “VSCO” girl is a limited name that, in no way, should be a thing. This phrase could lead to people feeling left out in a sense of what they were born with and things they have no control over. Influencers like Hannah Meloche, Emma Chamberlain and Summer McKeen give out the wrong message of what you have to be to be “accepted into society” nowadays. A brand that the ladies fashion quite often is named Brandy Melville. The brand, and you probably know this because you’ve tried to buy a shirt an influencer wore, runs in one size only. Exactly what I just said, ONE SIZE! How is this, in any way, teaching us to love ourselves? It tells us that we can either naturally fit into their brand’s clothes because of our naturally built structure or busting our butts off and starving ourselves to squeeze into that super cute mini skirt that we’ll probably wear twice. Something that infuriates myself, along with others, is Kim Kardashian’s new shapewear line, “SKIMS”. Although her brand features colors to match lots of different skin tones and sizes to accord with people’s different bodies, she promotes her brand as if her product will give you the “perfect hourglass figure”. As you may know, (if you don’t then you must not watch much TV), Kim K has had loads of plastic surgery to look the way she does. For her to inject her followers with the allusion of giving these women a body exactly like hers if they buy this product, is disgraceful. Influencers should be using their platform to encourage differentially and how everyone is beautiful just the way they are.