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How to Look Good Naked

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I am completely into the new reality show How to Look
Good Naked
hosted by Carson Kressley. It is kind of
like a traditional makeover show with shopping and
finding the right clothes for your body type,
hair/makeup, etc except it is more goal oriented
because at the end, Carson makes the women feel so
confident that they are able to pose naked and have
their glorious image blown up and splashed on the side
of a building. I think it is wonderful, and of course
there are lots of good crying opportunities because
you see the process actually makes these women feel
great about themselves and also how distorted our body
images can become. Plus, Carson is so adorable and
funny and cute he plays the perfect fairy godmother.

We women are constantly at war with our bodies, it is
hard to find amnesty for ourselves. I did it by
dancing naked for a couple of years with The Sensuous
Woman
. I think the best way to get over your body
issues is to just flaunt your body at every
opportunity. It is hard because the urge to criticize
ourselves is overwhelmingly strong. I don't know why
that is. I think that all bodies are beautiful in
millions of different ways but I get down on myself
too! Since I became a dancer, I have felt much better
about myself. I even did a naked photo shoot myself
not too long ago, with my favorite photographer Austin
Young. My friend Suhaila was there for moral support
and she has done a lot of modeling. She gave me some
good advice. When you are being shot, try to think of
a secret. Something beautiful. Something only you
know. A secret. Hold onto that. Let them see the
secret in your eyes. Feel it. Austin shot amazing
photos of me that day. Afterward, Suhaila asked me,
What was your secret?

I said, I farted.

I guess it really wasn't a secret because they already
knew about it!!

-- margaret cho