YouTube star Gina Shkeda gives commendable reality check to teen who wanted to look like her

first_img“Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder,” they say.REALLY? Over time, cosmetic product companies, with the help of advertisers, managed to create a certain set of characteristics to define beauty. For instance, beautiful women, they say, should be fair, tall, skinny, and handsome men should be tall, well-built and sporting at least a stubble if not a proper beard.Those who fit into the above categories are most often professional models. Normal people look like normal people, and by creating this unnecessary aspiration in commoners, advertisers sell their products.The aspiration to look a certain way that the society has come to perceive as perfect also push millions across the world into a zone where they are not confident about their bodies, develop an inferiority complex and even choose to undergo expensive cosmetic surgeries. Noticing this, many fitness bloggers, makeup artists and models have shared photos and videos of themselves to show they are not perfect either and to tell people there is no need to look any different from how they naturally are.In another such instance, popular YouTube makeup artist Gina Shkeda gave a 19-year-old girl an amazing response on seeing the girl’s tweet that said she would be the “happiest girl alive” had she looked like Gina.If I could wake up as beautiful as @GinaShkeda I’d be the happiest girl alive #naturalbeauty pic.twitter.com/ExpI2bnnIP- paige matthews (@_Pajdelamah) March 31, 2017The #naturalbeauty this Twitter user used also shows that she assumed Gina looks the way she does naturally. advertisementGina, who was tagged in the tweet, noticed the girl’s words and gave her a reply, quoting her tweet.Girl I have micro bladed brows, lash extensions in and lip injections – I don’t even look like this ??? you’re flawless https://t.co/6Eh2wxclC9- Gina (@GinaShkeda) March 31, 2017Gina said, “Girl I have micro bladed brows, lash extensions in and lip injections – I don’t even look like this. You’re flawless. [sic]”Twitter users loved Shkeda’s response to the teenager and praised her. The teenager, Paige Matthews, was inspired seeing such a humble response from Gina and told BuzzFeed News, “It kind of blew me away how she was so confident in herself, that she could put herself out like that, because not a lot of people do,” and “I realized if someone I look up to can be so confident, so can I.”last_img read more