Thursday, November 5, 2009


Popular culture is something that is a part of every person's life. Whether we were just born, in our mid twenties or late eighties, it follows us everywhere. Every single day of my life, when I turn on the T.V., radio, computer or whatever it might be, I am being influenced by the people speaking, the music playing, the website I'm visiting etc.

I would have to say that the biggest influence that American pop culture has on me is that fact that most girls around my age think that we are "expected" to look a certain way. We see so many celebrities, both men and women, who look the part with perfect hair, perfect skin, perfect body, and just everything seems so perfect in their lives. I sometimes feel pressured to be skinny, or the ideal weight. I find myself wanting to look like the celebrities that I see on T.V., with their weight lose plans. It makes me think about what would happen if I did what they did, would I feel better or not? Then again I think to myself, what is the true meaning of perfection? Everyone has their own definition of this word and no one truly is "perfect." We all have our flaws, including celebrities. If their stomach is not toned enough for a photo shoot, they use photo shop and technology to fix the flaws. To me, being the best I can be is me reaching perfection.

The celebrity that i would say influences me the most would have to be Ellen DeGeneres. I admire her because she is different than everyone else. She knows that she is unique, and she is a lesbian, which to some people is morally wrong, but to her it is just her being herself. On her show she is silly, humorous and you can tell that she does not care about what other people think of her. Her life may not be perfect, but she tries to make it as perfect as can be.


  1. I like this one a lot. Thats very good Liza. Just be yourself, its a alot easier than trying to please everyone else. Just please yourself and be your idea of perfect. :)

  2. I like ellen alot I think she is very creative and very bold. Not afraid to speak her mind and not really pay attention to everyone else.

  3. OMG!!! I LOVE HER!! I believe she has to be one of the funniest people EVERR!!! i get a good laugh out of her!! :D