"Love yourself", "Celebrate your body", "Accept the skin you're in" - we've heard it all before. Of course, the wording differs slightly. As for the effect- eh, debatable these days, but most likely remaining the same: "I will.. once I become this weight" or "Well, that's easy for a Victoria's Secret model to say." And honestly, I no longer find deep significance in these often corny and frustratingly simplistic body affirmations. Especially when they do come from women whose bodies are celebrated at the biggest annual lingerie show worldwide. As much as I love the Victoria's Secret models, being relatable is one quality they are less likely to be praised for. I appreciate quotes like "Love Yourself" and their regular attempt at simplifying a massive topic too. But frankly, by themselves, they just don't work. In fact, their simplicity almost makes them easier to pass by. Loving yourself is not a simple topic, and as much as it needs to be said straight, there are complications that a two-worded affirmation does not cover. More or less, it on almost all occasions will not convince the girl pulling at her stomach in the mirror.
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I admit, my view towards this short film is potentially biased. But, only because it's refreshing, which feels odd to say, to see a young star maturing in a decent and respectable fashion (let's not name names). In this short film for Flaunt Magazine, Selena Gomez looks vulnerable, yet wise beyond her years at the same time - not just in terms of style. It's creative, intriguing and the shots that have come out of it are as incredible, if not more. How I had previously been so oblivious to the works of Flaunt Magazine, I don't know. I'm just glad to have discovered it now. Continue reading to see the shots of Selena, from 'Searching'.