Why don’t supermodels like their bodies?

Supermodel Lara Stone doesn't like her body. We have a hard time feeling bad for her.Supermodel Lara Stone doesn't like her body. We have a hard time feeling bad for her.Have you ever noticed how supermodels always complain about their bodies? They hate their legs. They don't like their nose. Sometimes we wonder if they're just trying to come across as more normal by picking apart their seemingly "perfect" figures. Or perhaps, "super" or not, they still view themselves with imperfections just like everyone else.

In a new interview with Vogue UK, supermodel Lara Stone spends much of the piece shuning her looks. When asked which part of her body she has issues with she says "most of it," with a laugh. "It depends on the day. Like most women, I have days where I feel like today I'm not leaving the house - you know days where you've got a spot on your nose or when you've just got off a flight, eaten fish and chips and feel really bloated - that one happens a lot to me." Sigh. The plight of the jet-setting model lifestyle.

Check out these other model quotes we found:

42-year-old Helena Christensen recently told the UK Telegraph, "It's not like [I] wake up in the morning going, 'Oh I'm so perfect, I don't need to do anything'. Every [model] I know in this business has the same issues as every other woman, maybe more so. You can easily be made to feel self-conscious in this job."

In 2009, Iman told the New York Daily News she fakes her confidence. "I don't like my legs! It's why I wear pants most of the time."

Cindy Crawford told Contact Music, "Even I don't wake up looking like Cindy Crawford. I have fat days, ugly days, blimp days, days that I just feel terrible about myself. I don't want to have to be beautiful all the time."

Brooke Shields told People that earlier in her career, "I didn't want to [look in the mirror]. What if I didn't like what I saw? What if I didn't look like I did in the magazines?" These days she's having trouble with aging. "People say, 'I love my wrinkles.' I don't love my wrinkles - come on!"

Niki Taylor said, "I always hated my mole growing up. I even thought about having it removed. At the time I didn't do it because I thought it would hurt, and now I'm glad I didn't."

"The way I looked when I started modeling - I was a skinny schoolgirl, stuffing tissues into my little 32A bra, Twiggy told the UK Guardian. "I had a look - I can see that now - but I don't think I was beautiful."

Model and Playboy actress Jessica Hahm said growing up, "I was actually very ugly. I was ugly. I felt very insecure."

Last year, Paulina Porizkova wrote, "nothing ages as poorly as a beautiful woman's ego. When you're used to one sort of treatment, it's really hard to get demoted, even if that new treatment is still better than the average. Boohoo. I know. My life is sucks. Now, I don't actually know the exact cut-off age where beautiful ceases and "must have-once-been-beautiful" begins. It's true it's not forty-five. I can still get attention when I try really hard, even if it's greatly reduced. But would I ever have dreamed that I would miss the time I couldn't walk past a construction site unmolested?"

And last but not least, Christie Brinkley once said, "I wish my butt did not go sideways, but I guess I have to face that." We still don't know what that means.

Do you think models have unrealistic standards of beauty, or do you think they care about physical flaws the way we do?


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