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How to Look Good Naked

02/04/2008 07:57 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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