The media is a major player in shaping the country’s culture. Yeah, especially when it comes to physical appearance, it’s the media that imposes the definition of ‘beauty’.
So how do Filipino TV shows, ads, and movies define physical beauty?
Hello, how much is the rebond? Nice try teleserye writers. Most of you surely have some salon businesses for extra income.
Businesses that sold whitening products are booming in the Philippines. Media manipulation? Colonial mentality? Where’s the #pinoypride of our kayumangging skin?
Trim them down until you no longer have eyebrows. Then you could draw artificial eyebrows via makeup. That logic.
Beauty is when you have perfect set of teeth. Not to mention white, ’cause that’s how the media portrays our teeth. But did you know that the natural color of our teeth isn’t white?
Well, I agree that being fat can be a sign of unhealthiness, but that doesn’t mean someone’s ugly. Just look at Meghan Trainor. Waow!
Half-blood is the new beauty. Just check out the winners of Miss World Philippines:
So, coincidence? I think not. Media is manipulating the standards of Filipino beauty. Wake up, people. Maybe when the Miss World officials read this article they’re gonna let a pure-blooded Filipina win the title this year.