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Quote of the Day: Penélope Cruz

July 25, 2010

Actress Penélope Cruz poses in a long flowing floral print dress. Her left arm is reaching up to her hair and her right leg is posed out to the side showing the high slit of the dress.

In a recent interview with the Daily Mail, Penélope Cruz opines:

I would close down all those teenage magazines that encourage young girls to diet. Who says that to be pretty you have to be thin? Some people look better thin and some don’t. There is almost a standard being created where only thin is acceptable. The influence of those magazines on girls as young as 13 is horrific.

I would say that there is more than “almost” a beauty standard where only thin is acceptable. But it’s heartening to see a celebrity publicly negate the idea that you have to be thin to be good looking. Now if only she can convince the rest of Hollywood and all those 13 year old girls.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Melissa permalink
    July 25, 2010 3:33 PM

    Haha, “almost.” Where’ve you been the last 50 years, Penelope Cruz?

    But you’re right, any speaking out against it is better than nothing!

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