The Prettiest Picture

Inspired by Eugenia’s Weekly Prompt – Unison &
Reena’s Exploration Challenge – Everything about her was a lie….

Everything about her was a lie. It’s plain to see plastic surgery had modified every inch of her body to resemble something that didn’t seem human anymore. She was more like a life-size plastic person now.

She claims to like herself. But does she really or only now because of the result? Would the average person who likes themself do all this altering if they did?

The gawkers on the beach walking past the photoshoot yelled in unison, “Hey, Barbie!” Laughing profusely, they continued on their way.

She looked as if she wasn’t sure whether to feel pride or shame.

31 thoughts on “The Prettiest Picture

  1. If only we truly and utterly believed that beauty is how one feels inside but then we have ourselves to blame for all the beauty standards that we set! Sigh!

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    1. In some cases, it’s hard to believe you are beautiful when you’ve been told from early on that you are not. But I’m not sure where body dysmorphia comes from. It may be a chemical imbalance in the brain.

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      1. That is so very true. Here in India there are fairness products that “promise” to make sure you get a job of your dreams, a man of your dreams, lest you are just a loser!! So beauty is equated with success and that is a thought so deep ingrained in our systems.

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  2. I love your approach to both prompts, Susi! I can’t imagine someone having extensive plastic surgery to look like someone or something else but it happens. This reminds me of a quote – “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland. Thanks for joining in, Susi! ❤️

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    1. Thanks, Eugenia! I can’t either, financially or even the desire to do it but yes, it happens. But who decides what that “version” looks like? It’s probably not for you or me but maybe others chose a different path? Thanks for having me! ❤

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