My daughter was just submitted for a role that asked for a very pretty girl. It kind of sucks that was a requirement, but isn’t that is what people are looking for most of the time no matter whether it is show biz, the restaurant business, or pretty much any business?
Of course, the acting world is the worst. I remember when my daughter was 5 and was getting approached a lot about print/acting, one of the websites said that the child must be weight appropriate. That made me push away from all of this foolishness for nearly 4 years. I am not that parent that is pursuing this.
The whole reason my kid got into it is because people approached her about it, and she wanted to do what kids on Sesame Street did. But, I was always worried and not happy about the false reality of the industry. My kid is not pencil thin. She’s got baby fat, and I don’t want her to, nor will I let her have a bad body image because of some jerks opinion who by the way are usually overweight and unattractive themselves.
So, I will have to remember to tell myself and my child that to the world, looks may matter. But to God and to those that truly count, what is on the inside is the most important thing…
Just food for thought…