Wednesday, 14 October 2009

An Ode To Gok ...

As I watched my fave aunt Gok on HTLGN (How To Look Good Naked) last night, it got me thinking ...

Who decides what is perfect?

Perfect has been defined as 'conforming absolutely to the description or definition of an ideal type.' (English dictionary)

The 'ideal' type - what does that mean? Surely one should then go on to look-up the word ideal but then who knows if the ball would ever stop rolling?!

Personally, I know how I would define perfect and the majority of women I speak to feel the same. All you have to do is look at one of the hundreds and thousands of models there are in this world and categorise them as having the 'ideal body'. Their curves are in the right place, their stomachs are wash-board flat, their legs go as far as leg heaven and their features are all in proportion ...

Having said that, as I watched Sharon last night (the lady on HTLGN) I was in awe and couldn't get over just how wonderful she looked as she strutted her 'real' womanly curves down the catwalk in nothing but her bra and knickers!

It took a whole lot of Gok confidence to persuade Sharon to start looking at herself in a different light; a more positive and beautiful light that is but she got there in the end.

We've all heard of the expression 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder' but surely confidence plays a major role too.

Perfect, ideal, beauty and confident ... What comes first and what comes last? Is it a catch twenty-two situation? Does one need to feel confident in order to be beautiful, or is one beautiful and as a result more confident?

I will leave you with that thought...

In the meantime - take a peek at the link below ... It's Sharon, a 52 year-old grandmother whose transformation is inspiring!