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The World of Modeling what really goes on

A while back I saw a documentary called ‘Picture Me’ (which I’m not endorsing). It is a documentary about a model who video documents her modeling career over 5 years. It intrigued me because I wanted to see what goes on in the mind of a successful model who is not in a relationship with Jesus.

She said that in the beginning of modeling it was so fun, getting checks for $80,000 dollars and having more money then you know what to do with. Then as time went on you see how that all faded away for her. There was a point where she got a check for $112,000 and she was crying not tears of joy, but tears of hoplessness. She asked herself, what am I doing with my life? She even stated “What is the difference between me and a prostitute, going out there modeling my body, taking pictures and getting paid for it?” At this point I couldn’t believe that she thought that. Here is a girl who to the world’s standards has it all, FAME & MONEY. But she was empty. She would cry and break down from the pressure. Her friends in the modeling world would do the same.

Also they would be compromised by photographers, and they didn’t like it. It was all fun in the beginning but left them feeling hopeless & depressed after 5 years. They would interview young models at 14-16 years old and they thought it was a blast. But the 22-26 year-olds were defeated and disgusted with it. They were being replaced by younger thinner models and now had no where to go in life.

Here in America young girls strive to look like and be like the girls on the billboards, walking the runways and in the TV ads. When in reality just like anything not done with God, it may seem fun in the beginning but it wears off. One girl who was soooo pretty and skinny on the outside said that she would have these designers slap her legs and say she was too fat and had to lose weight. Each one of these girls was so pretty but were under so much pressure to be prettier and skinner. And then us here, who are not even close to matching ‘the worlds standards’ of their looks and size feel like we need to be like them. When they are miserable.

What I am saying here is, you don’t have to be anybody but yourself. You are gorgeous. The Bible says that you are ‘Fearfully & Wonderfully Made’ Psalm 139:14

God gives you worth not the world. Don’t ever compare yourself to the billboards. Those girls are forced to starve themselves and plus all those pictures are edited.

Whether you have been told ‘you are too fat’ or ‘you are too skinny’ or anything along those lines, know that God made you and he loves you. It says in Proverbs 31:10: ‘A good woman is hard to find, and worth far more than diamonds’ that’s you, you have more worth then all the most beautiful diamonds of this world.

Also, pray for those girls who are in the modeling world, they need Jesus, they need to know that they are beautiful the way God made them. They don’t have to starve themselves. God has a plan and a purpose for them.

Also ladies what I learned from this movie is once again that we can’t do anything without Christ.

“I am the vine. You are the branches. Those who live in me while I live in them will produce a lot of fruit. But you can’t produce anything without me.” John 15:5 GWT

You can try and try to do it on your own strength but you will never be truly happy. Only a walk with Christ, obeying and following him will make you happy. Jesus fills you with so much joy.

Life with God is so much better then without God. I know this not only from experience, but this movie showed it too, these girls need Jesus and his love and acceptance. What those girls do not know is that they are fully accepted and loved by Christ.

You are loved.
You are accepted.
You are important.
You are beautiful.


Alyssa Shull

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