Tyra Banks Tyra came from bleak beginnings and was born on December 4, 1973, in Los Angeles, California. She has grown as an amazing woman who has changed the fashion world in the best possible way. As a model and a very morally correct woman she taught people that appearance do not matter nearly as much as what is on the inside of a person. Tyra grew up with a single mother and a brother, with not very much money. As a child she was ridiculed for her looks.
Appearance In “Senior Picture Day,” Michelle Serros interprets that living in California being surrounded by the “perfect girl” makes her want to alter herself to look more attractive. She comes from a background of Indian decent and dislikes what her ancestors passed down; a rigid unattractive nose. Cathy Alter’s article, “The Minor Makeover,” goes one on one with young girls who look too much into trends and must have everything designer to feel popular and pretty. Preteen perception of an “ideal look” still lingers today. “When quizzed, they rattle off a list of favorite designers as if they're reciting the periodic table, instantly recognize the significance of Glickman's purse being a Jil Sander, and rhapsodize over the genius of Andre, a personal shopper at Mazza Gallerie's Neiman Marcus.
Annie Leibovitz being one of the most famous women photographers in modern history frequently explores the concepts of her personal medium. Conveying a significant amount of technique and skill Leibovitz stuns the world with her extrodinary yet unique images.She is one of the most determined photographers for celebrity pictures and became a celebrity herself that way. Annie Leibovitz has always been interested in the arts sincea very young age. In her high school years she focused on music, then dance. When starting univeristy however she took a great interest in visual artists and considered to pursue her career as an art teacher.
The popular use of those sexy, perfect models in most advertising makes women feel unsatisfied with their appearance. They will be conditioned to view their body as an object in the others’ eyes and try to be as perfect as what they see on many ads. Competitions like the Miss American Pageant affect people’s minds and ideas how to perform in life. Bosley points out that her loss in the Junior Miss Pageant is because she “didn’t yet know how to tell people what they want to hear” (35). Before the contest, Bosley is a confident girl and believes in herself, as she said “I had some hope[…], some talents and a kind of baby cute innocence” (33).
Madonna, born Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone, is a common household name. It is a name recognized by literally everyone in the world. Madonna was able to establish a name for herself and create this widespread recognition by not only beating out her male competitors in the entertainment industry but also establishing a name for herself as an icon for her fans all over the world. Madonna was heavily influenced by her parents because she longed for affection from her father due to the death of her mother. Even though she lacked a real mother figure in her life, Madonna still connected deeply with her father Tony.
In the essay “Is Cosmetic Surgery Worth the Risk,” by Rebecca Ganzak, the author illustrates that the trend of cosmetic surgery is rapidly increasing in American teenagers as a result of watching television, which is promoting cosmetic surgery as corrective surgery. Although the cosmetic surgery is a complicated and risky process, the rate of cosmetic surgery is rapidly growing in United States. Cosmetic surgery is very dangerous and in some cases people lose their lives in the process of plastic surgery. Ganzak refers to a case in South Florida where a young girl died while she was having her breast surgery, yet the rate of cosmetic surgeries is increasing in Florida. This increasing trend of cosmetic surgeries in America attribute to media and famous public figures who promote cosmetic surgery as corrective surgery.
Lady Gaga's success was built on more than just her talents as an entertainer. Lady Gaga and management seized the power of using popular social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter to build a strong support base, fan by fan. To publicize her first single "Just Dance," Lady Gaga and team took to the social media airwaves with a handcrafted approach: she wrote (and continues to write) her own Tweets, and maintained close control over her other social media accounts. YouTube was also used as a promotional tool, management released a series of short two-minute videos on her personal channel titled “Transmission: Gaga-Vision”. Lady Gaga’s team understood that imagery was a large element of her brand and utilized the platform that YouTube offered.
The tears start flowing when the lists are handed out, and girl’s hearts plummet at the sight of being released from the place they thought would be their new home. Based on each girl’s resume, initial ten minutes, and preference of sororities, the sororitiy decides if they want you to visit them again. Now each sorority does their best to appeal to all the returning girls’ hearts. These days are called philanthropy days, and each girl will learn what the sorority’s philanthropy is and how they plan to support it. One girl feels very strongly that the sorority supporting breast cancer is where she should be because her grandmother and mother are miraculous survivors.
Selena is a great role model to children and as well as teenagers because she is a woman who ‘does it all’ and is driven to succeed. Not only is she an actress, but she is also a business woman with her own clothing line and has a music career touring worldwide. She inspires many of her fans to do just about anything they put their minds to. Regardless of the death threats she gets for dating Justin Bieber, she manages to keep her head up and have a positive outlook in life. She is definitely not a typical young Hollywood star because she stays grounded and has a kind relationship with her fans.
She has a great impact on American pop culture and the lives of women with her empowering music by planting a message in the society that being a female means she is in control and aiming to success comes with hard work. Beyonce Knowles is an influential icon in popular culture with her award-winning songs and top quality performances while at the same time, managing her million dollars businesses and playing the role of a wife and mother. She marks her place as a female artist that will be remembered over many years to come because she sets the standard of perfection in the music industry and she has inspired fellow singers and performers to follow her footsteps. British singer Leona Lewis commented, “Beyonce is great, so lovely and down to earth and talented. She’s inspiring”.