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Old 12-31-2013, 12:26 PM
 
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Mila Kunis and Bradley Cooper are two of many celebrities who often are called great-looking by the media when anyone should be able to tell that they're nothing special. Why do you think the media often exaggerates the attractiveness of famous people?
In no particular order:

1) Because people feel so poorly about their own appearances that they will pay to live vicariously through the supposedly better appearances of others. (Check out Mila Kunis without her makeup. She's as plain as anyone else.)

2) Because the media is in bed with the cosmetics industry, which makes billions of dollars every year selling products to people who buy those products because they are dissatisfied with their appearances. Were they not so dissatisfied, they wouldn't buy those products. Therefore, the media must make people dissatisfied with their own appearances and the only way to do so is through Photoshop and trumpeting the glories of these supposedly better-looking appearances.

3) Because people have an inborn tendency to worship something bigger than themselves. Since they don't recognize that that "something" is GOD, they instead misdirect their worship at people such as celebrities.
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Old 12-31-2013, 02:35 PM
 
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The female celebrities the media over hypes tend to look terrible without makeup, the guys tend to be generally good looking though.
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:37 PM
 
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Mila Kunis and Bradley Cooper are two of many celebrities who often are called great-looking by the media when anyone should be able to tell that they're nothing special. Why do you think the media often exaggerates the attractiveness of famous people?

Why do we care?

That's the bigger question.

They're just people.
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:17 PM
 
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See now I think Angelina is atrocious looking and Jennifer Lawrence is less than average looking, not pretty at all.
Angelina Jolie is or should I say was the epitome of exxoticalness with those big luscious lips! Jennifer Lawrence..meh!

Again people should stop over inflating celebs, imagine if you could afford a personal trainer, personal chef, make up artist, plastic surgery, did not stress about bills & money even you would be gorgeous. Tonnes of average women get dolled up for their wedding day & prom day now if you had the opportunity to NOT leave the house until the best professionals worked on you, even you would be gorgeous.
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Old 01-01-2014, 12:56 PM
 
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There's no accounting for taste, so we are in no position to say if you are right or wrong in your opinion of the attractiveness of these two people.

Nevertheless, when you mention the media in this context I assume you mean celebrity and entertainment magazines, shows, etc. Surely it must be obvious to you that their job is to sell the entertainment industry, and that includes making the stars look good.
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:38 PM
 
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Again people should stop over inflating celebs, imagine if you could afford a personal trainer, personal chef, make up artist, plastic surgery, did not stress about bills & money even you would be gorgeous. Tonnes of average women get dolled up for their wedding day & prom day now if you had the opportunity to NOT leave the house until the best professionals worked on you, even you would be gorgeous.

^^^That sums it up pretty well. There is a lot of money to be made by making women feel insecure
or unattractive i.e, cosmetics, fashion, surgery, weight loss programs (exactly what is a perfect
figure) and in some ways it has even rolled over to men.

btw, Angelina once said she had to grow into those lips. I think she is very attractive but a bit too thin.
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:59 AM
 
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I never got the Marilyn Monroe beautiful thing. She looked average to me. Her body looked average too.

Now,there are people who are beautiful that the media doesn't hype.....Princess Kate for one.
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:46 AM
 
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I never got the Marilyn Monroe beautiful thing. She looked average to me. Her body looked average too.

Now,there are people who are beautiful that the media doesn't hype.....Princess Kate for one.
Katherine looks plain to me. At least Pipa got a nice big ass. Remember that dress she wore at Katherine's wedding? That ass gave me life.
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:30 AM
 
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Kate Upton is another one who is away too overrated for her looks. Nothing special. It seems like huge boobs and blonde hair makes any woman hot these days.
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:05 PM
 
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I was thinking of TV media when I asked the question.

Maybe stars' likeability is involved. I don't recall Katherine Heigl being cited for her beauty back when she had a great body (and good-enough face). She seems to have a bad personality.

It's also possible that there is a quasi-feminist agenda behind entertainment news shows, which seem to be largely staffed/controlled by women who aren't young and typically weren't great beauties. So they want to praise women their age or their junior equivalents and not the pretty young things.

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