Want to know why American women are so obsessed with their looks? Watch this one minute long video that shows an average looking woman transformed into a gorgeous supermodel through the magic of photoshop. Parents should sit their daughters down to watch this, so they can see that those 'ideal' looks aren't genuine.

I have to admit, it makes me angry that so many young women are starving themselves to try and look like the women in these pictures. The women posing for the pictures don't even look like the finished product! It's a very personal issue for me, as I've struggled with weight and body image all my life.

When I was young, I was quite slim. As a matter of fact, I was declared 'borderline anorexic' by my doctor at the age of 15.  That pushed me to gain a little weight...but then I was insecure. I look back at pictures of myself from those days and remember how I thought I was fat. I thought my hips were too big. And now I look at them and wonder what the heck I was thinking!

The video is powerful for any woman who's struggled with trying to fit the 'image' supported by fashion magazines and internet images. Show it to the women in your life. And then encourage them to be proud of who they are!