Beautifully Aware

“We are beautiful, no matter what they say, yes, words can’t bring us down,

We are beautiful in every single way” says Christina Aguilera in one of her most famous pop songs. Imperfection can’t prevent us from enjoying life, having a lot of friends and someone who loves us as we are: this song says that there will always be someone who criticizes us, but all we have to do is fight agains them, because everyone has imperfections and this does not mean lacking of something, but being someone who is aware of his particular and unique characteristics.


Imperfection is a Champion

Every day people try to reach perfection in every single part of their life: Job, school, sport… The question is: Does Perfection really exist? Can we become unbeatable?
Well, maybe the answer is that each of us is perfect in our imperfection. Imperfection is a gift, imperfection is our strength and their… IMPERFECTION IS A CHAMPION!

The Imperfection makes Famous


America Ferrera (serie Tv Ugly Betty)

Ugly Betty is an American dramedy television series developed by Silvio Horta, which premiered on ABC on September 28, 2006, and ended on April 14, 2010.[1] The series revolves around the character Betty Suarez and is based on Fernando Gaitán‘s Colombian telenovela soap opera Yo soy Betty, la fea. The series was produced by Silent H, Ventanarosa and Reveille Productions partnered with ABC Studios and executive produced by Salma Hayek, Silvio Horta, Ben Silverman, Jose Tamez and Joel Fields. The pilot was filmed in New York; seasons one and two were filmed in Los Angeles and seasons three and four in New York City.During its first three seasons, it aired on Thursday nights, where it was mostly successful. However, viewership dropped significantly in the show’s third season, particularly in the important 18–49 age group. In October 2009, the series was moved to Fridays, where it had trouble finding an audience. The backlash from its fans prompted ABC to move the show to Wednesdays at 10:00 pm Eastern/9:00 pm Central starting January 6, 2010, where it was thought that it would better complement its Wednesday hits Modern Family and Cougar Town, but on January 27, 2010, ABC announced it was canceling the series due to low ratings. With the end of the series, there was talk of a push by Ana Ortiz and America Ferrera for an Ugly Bettymovie.

Betty Suarez is a quirky, 22-year-old Mexican American woman from Queens, New York who is sorely lacking in fashion sense. She is known to be bold, good-hearted, and slightly naïve. She is abruptly thrust into a different world when she lands a job at Mode, a trendy, high fashion magazine based in Manhattan that is part of the publishing empire of the wealthy Bradford Meade. Bradford’s son Daniel has been installed as Editor-in-Chief of Mode following the death of Fey Sommers (Bradford’s longtime mistress). Bradford hires the inexperienced Betty as his womanizing son’s newest personal assistant to curb his habit of sleeping with his assistants. As time goes by, Betty and Daniel become friends and help each other navigate their individual professional and personal lives.

Life at Mode is made difficult for both Betty and Daniel by their co-workers. Their most serious threat comes from Creative Director Wilhelmina Slater, a vindictive schemer who devises numerous plots to steal Daniel’s job and seize control of the Meade empire. In addition, Wilhelmina’s loyal assistant Marc St. James and Mode receptionist Amanda Tanen continually mock and humiliate Betty for her lackluster physical appearance, awkward nature, and initial lack of taste in fashion, though they both ultimately warm to Betty in later seasons. However, not everyone at Mode is against Betty; she gains loyal friends in Scottish seamstress Christina McKinney and nerdy accountant Henry Grubstick. She also receives strong support from her father Ignacio, older sister Hilda, and nephew Justin


Low Resolution Reality

If we consider the truthfulness adressed to low quality videos, it comes with no surprises that this sort of choice has been widely used for producing several films, particularly the horror ones. Here there are two instances of horror films, both based on the use of low quality tools of filming: “Paranormal Activity 4” and “The fourth kind”.

The first one is the sequel of the “Paranormal Activity” film series and it is obviously a fake documentary, set in November 2011. The plot is about a girl, Alex (Kathryn Newton), obsessed by a supernatural presence, manifested in her house when a new family moved into the neighborhood. The teenager connects the phenomena to a kid who likes to make jokes, but decides to film everything with a camera.

The second one (“The fourth kind”) purports to be based on actual events occurring in Nome, Alaska in 2000, in which psychologist Dr. Abigail Emily “Abbey” Tyler uses hypnosis to uncover memories of alien abduction from her patients, and finds evidence suggesting that she may have been abducted as well. The film has two components: dramatization, in which professional actors portray the individuals involved, and video footage purporting to show the actual victims undergoing hypnosis. (At some points in the film, the “actual” and dramatized footage is presented alongside each other in split-screen.)












The strength of the imperfection

The beauty ideal, the beauty concept is changing. The pursuit of perfection has given way to a search of “imperfect perfection”, a flawless appearance with a defect that emphasizes character and personality.You are the most handsome uglyman that  I knew,” says the seductive Lupe Sino to the Spanish bullfighter Manolete  in the movie  “The Passion Within.” In this film Adrien Brody (who plays the role of Manolete) doesn’t pass for his beauty. His powerful noseoccupies the entire space of the screen, but it gives him an irresistible charm.Imperfections complete perfection. It’s a trend that comes from overseas. For years we have pursued an ideal of absolute perfection. Hollywood actors have tried to remove and straighten any wrinkles (and so the expression) with Botox and teethwere whiter than bleached white.The standard of perfection has become too perfect,” writes the New York Times in an article in the October 19, 2010, entitled”The teeth are becoming less perfect.”It isn’t the symmetry that makes a person attractive, but the perfect imperfection. The teeth may be also less white than one degree,and they don’t have to stand in line like the candles aligned. If it is aesthetically pleasing, it is even allowed a little gap between them.Now this principle of ‘perfect imperfection’ is accepted and in some cases even searched. Models like Lara Stone or the australian Jess Hart had given the trend of ‘separeted teeth’. For now, the media have been mainly focused on female beauty, but also in the male world it seems there arethe same rules.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

Someone who looks at the Tower of Pisa for the first time can think that it was committed an error. A tower must be straight, otherwise it’s not a tower. But although its slope the Tower of Pisa is one of the most famous building in the world, and maybe if it hadn’t been “leaning”, it wouldn’t have gotten a success like that.

Educationally imperfect

Nowadays, part of the modern culture promotes some imperfections and leads people to show their “imperfections” and feel not ashamed by them. The main character of this sort of revolution is Lady Gaga who writes and sings lots of songs about this theme. The most representative song is “Born this way”.

I’m beautiful in my way
‘Cause God makes no mistakes
I’m on the right track, baby
I was born this way (chorus)

That’s why we have chosen an episode of the fiction “Glee”, which is about a group of  students who belong to a Music Club (called Glee) in an American high school. In this video they sing “Born this way” and everybody of them is wearing a T-Shirt where is written a sentence about their imperfections. Some examples are the soloist (who is an omsexual boy) wears  the sentence “Likes boys”, and another (who is a fat black girl) wears the sentence “No weave”.

The Pursuit of Imperfection

We are used to see these celebrities posing on the covers of the most important magazines from all over the world. As we see this show of perfect beauty, we would think that they spend the whole day acting in tv shows and working out in gym.
They are the image of “perfection” for young girls and women.
But lately seems like they want to destroy this halo of perfection by publishing variety of photos in which they show off what they actually do during their free time. What surprises the most is that for the first time ever these girls don’t wear any make up! By sharing their private photos on social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram , they are becoming closer and closer to their fans thanks to the more familiar contact with the so called “followers”.
Is that a pursuit for imperfection or a trick to receive the assent from imperfect/normal girls?