Saturday, October 15, 2005

When I grow up...

...I want to be beautiful.

Today, just for kicks, I entered a Seventeen Magazine Reader Model contest. I had to write an essay on why I think I'm the perfect model for Seventeen. So I thought I'd post that. I doubt very much that I'll win, but I'm hoping that to solace all the losers they'll send out free issues of the magazine, or at least some coupons! ("Don't feel bad that you're not pretty enought... Here, go buy some makeup!!!!")

"Seventeen gives girls advice on these things and more so they can be confident in who they are. All the tips on how to handle life, the strategies for losing weight, or find clothes that flatter, or simply how to be in the haute couture—all these direct a girl to stand out with her individual personality shining brightly.

"I am a very in-between person. My eyes are not exactly blue, or green, or gray. My hair is not quite brown, nor is it blonde. I am not exactly fat, but I am definitely not slender either.

"In a world where beauty is increasingly defined by being strikingly different, my initially ordinary appearance seems to be a detriment to my ability to leave a lasting mark on those around me. However, I can present an extraordinary picture of mediocrity-turned-brilliance. Along with Seventeen, my outstanding flaw, normality, can become my strength. I can show normal girls how they can shine like stars—and be completely themselves.

"I would be a perfect model for Seventeen because I have learned to turn even my weakness into strengths. I am confident in who I am, and I am thrilled to have an opportunity to develop myself more."

And those were the pictures I sent in.

And that's probably the silliest essay ever--but it's all in fun, so it doesn't matter. 

Isn't it ironic?

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