Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Good, Bad, & the Ugly: Stay Beautiful

Per my usual celebrity stalking on MSN's WonderWall every Sunday morning at work, I came across a photo...

Emma Roberts & Mary-Kate
These girls are fabulous, but in my opinion, Emma has seen better days. Well, MK too, but we all know her story!
So this lead me to think more in terms of child stars gone, well not exactly bad but more like misbehaved. So the search began.

Please understand that I'm a sister to a sixteen year old and I had a chat with her last night just about people in her classes and in classes under her about their lives. I can't believe how crazy it is to see kids her age have to choose who's going to be DD for the night. I'm not even 21 yet and I think I have that problem a lot less than some of those kids do. It worries me. So much.
Andrea is a great kid; I can honestly say she has her head on straight. I'd only be a hypocrite if I were to say that I didn't have the DD problem maybe a little later say 18-19 but s i x t e e n? Come on! I'm just so worried about the future of teenagers in general. are a few examples of what NOT to do, Andrea....

THE GOOD. (Miley Cyrus)
Miley is a great example of what not to do. Please don't ever be a Miley. Searching for her photos was flat out gross with some of the things you'll find of her. And they're not photoshoped either. She's way too big of a fan of taking photos of herself. 

THE GOOD. (Demi Lavato)

Demi Lavato case in point is not exactly her photos per say, it's more like her situation. Don't ever feel like things are so bad that you have to go to extremes to relieve stress. Tomorrow is another day and things will get better, I promise. Take it from me, yesterday, at a job, I lost my keys, my camera battery died, as well as my phone battery, didn't make it to bed until after 1, had to wake up bright and early at 7, think I had a hangover from drinking too much diet coke (are those possible?), dropped foundation on my shirt, while trying not to get it on my too-small-white-pants-from-last-summer, I spilt water on my white pants right before I pulled up to the front gate at work. Bad, yes? But I'm not going to check into rehab from stress-related-illnesses. Okay, so maybe not the best example, but I just want you (anyone) to know that think positively and know that things are not always as bad as they seem. 

THE GOOD. (Sweet Emma Roberts)


Once good & beautiful. (Lindsay Lohan)

Now, pick a mugshot, any mugshot!

Did anyone else love The O.C.? (Mischa Barton)

Mischa who?

THE GOOD. (Mary-Kate Olsen)

THE UGLY (Along side the uglier than sin, Spencer Pratt)

Final argument:
It is possible to be beautiful & sexy & fabulous & grown up without drinking too much and doing drugs. It is possible to have fun and still be under control and be just as amazing, if not better, than these girls that get a little too crazy.
Be yourself and people will love you for who you are. . . like these amazing girls that have stayed true to themselves.


You may not be a famous celebrity, but I see a lot of your classmates in some of those bad-girls. And quite frankly, it scares the buh-geezus out of me.
Stay yourself, and stay beautiful just like you are. You're better than all of that badness.



  1. aw i loved loved this post!

    i totally agree, its possible to be beautiful without going to the extremes. stay natural and be yourself, don't try to be someone you're not just to fit in.

  2. I love this post, Amy! You are so's so scary that kids are starting bad things younger and younger!! Makes me nervous to have babies!!

  3. Firstly: i love the first picture of MK and Emma! they are SO pretty! :)

    And i totally agree with you! I'm only 20 now but as i was chatting with some girls of around 16-17 years old, i noticed how our society has changed these passed few years! i'm not saying that they will all turn out "badly" but geez! how i was surprised to learn what they do now in their "parties"! it kinda scare me as well of how they'll turn out, but oh well!
    I totally love Taylor Swift and Lauren Conrad too, they are great celebrities to look up to! (at least..for now LOL)

  4. i completely agree with this post! Peer pressure is so hard to get through but people do it every day and manage to stay out of trouble! You have some great example of young girls with their head on straight, I just love Taylor Swift :) Good post!

  5. What a wonderful post. I love that you wrote this.

    Young celebs are so disappointing...especially Emma Roberts! She has so much potential...I would hate to see another Lohan situation.

    It's hard out there for young girls...they need many more positive role models.

  6. Ouaou!Your post is extremely interesting and sooo true!!You are totally right!!

    P.s I loooooooooooooove the O.C!!Oh Seth...

  7. i love this post.
    its so true.
    you ARE beautiful when you don't do those things..

  8. I love you three picks for good role models - Taylor Swift just seems like such an amazing person.

    BTW - when I first saw the top picture, I thought it was MK & Ashley, didn't even realize it was Emma for the longest time. I guess I need sleep...


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