Article written by By Phillip Swann
Dr. Ruth Peters, an advice columnist who often appears on NBC’s Today Show, was recently asked by a mother what she should say to her 12-year-old daughter who feels she can’t measure up to beautiful Hollywood celebrities.
Peters said: “Media idols really aren’t so perfect in person. Explain to your daughter that camera angles, lighting and makeup help the stars to look as they do. Even celebrities are now complaining about the “reality” shown by HDTV — wrinkles and skin imperfections are even more visible with the newest technology.”
As you know, I have been the leader in explaining how celebrities look worse — or sometimes better — in high-def. My commentaries have been featured in hundreds of publications, including The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune and on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and Inside Edition.