While many women dream of having their hair and makeup done professionally and given the Kim K photoshoot treatment, these women learned that the aftermath itself wasn't so inspirational.
Three "average" women were selected to spend a day being the cover girls whose looks they had long-coveted when turning the pages of fashion magazines. But the final Photoshopped photos were a disappointing surprise.
"Imperfections" were erased, wrinkles were magically made to disappear, and their curves were reduced to mirror the too-skinny figures of many models today.
Instead of being happy with their "improved" selves, the three women were upset that they had been reduced to a generic, impossible-to-achieve ideal.
"Once someone else has done your makeup, and someone else has done your hair, and someone's directed the way your body looks, and taken away your imperfections, then there's not much left of who you really are. "I feel like it doesn't even look like me. "Why would you want to make someone look so different?"
The lesson was learned loud and clear — although it's easy to get caught up in a unrealistic beauty standard, it's much more rewarding to be a real person, flaws and all.
"Instead of looking at other things and trying to be something else, we should just be comfortable in who we are, and just try to be our best selves."
This clip proves that women are happier in the skin they're in.
"The ideal just doesn't exist."