Seeing the beauty in everyday people: a qualitative study of young Australians' opinions on body image, the mass media and models.

@article{Diedrichs2011SeeingTB,
  title={Seeing the beauty in everyday people: a qualitative study of young Australians' opinions on body image, the mass media and models.},
  author={Phillippa C. Diedrichs and Christina B. Lee and Marguerite Kelly},
  journal={Body image},
  year={2011},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={259-66}
}
While governments have called for greater body size diversity in media imagery to promote positive body image and prevent disordered eating, the fashion and advertising industries often argue that average-size models do not appeal to consumers. Focus groups were conducted with 76 young Australian women and men to provide a previously neglected consumer… CONTINUE READING