Beauty is about wealth and status—not appearance

By Erendy Torres |Staff Writer|

Beauty most often is not measured by physical appearances, but measured by status and wealth.
A woman’s beauty is measured by the amount of Photoshop edits, makeup, and wealth she portrays on her published social media pictures.

Heavily contoured and highlighted faces, bodysuits, long and voluptuous eyelashes, 22-inch hair extensions, tiny-teeny waists manufactured by waist-trainers, and wide hips are what makes women beautiful nowadays… apparently.

Oh, and don’t leave home without your Michael Kors rose gold watch, Cartier bracelet, Louis Vuitton stilettos, and Chanel purse before driving off in your matte grey G-Class Mercedes.

Now you are considered beautiful. Unlike other women with bad acne, fat rolls, and overly damaged hair who are too broke to even invest in Taco Bell—this is considered ugly.

However, cake this woman’s face with some makeup and give her some Louis Vuittons to step in and voila, she’s gorgeous.

It is ironic that some women are constantly bullied for being heavy or not having clear skin, when they are naturally themselves.

But other women receive millions of compliments for the fake appearance they present.

Women that portray wealth in their pictures are constantly praised for their “beauty.” But I wouldn’t consider it “beauty.” It is status.

Would this type of woman be considered beautiful wearing peasant clothes and no makeup? Probably not.



All the makeup, clothes and accessories that these women wear are costly. By owning these materialistic items, it’s obvious they have money.

Also, most people don’t realize it, but praising these women (the “beautiful” ones) only feeds their self-absorbed egos.

They obviously know they are attractive—or so they like to think. Why else would they upload 10 pictures in one day?

That’s right, because they are showing off their status, or maybe they just have really high self-esteem.

Amra Olević, better known as Amrezy, an Instagram celebrity known for her “good looks” (looks that she bought with money), put a 16-year-old girl down.

“Amrezy, you are so beautiful. I am so jealous. I wish I looked like you,” said the 16-year-old.

“Thank you Love. It will take you a while to look like me. xoxo,” said Olević.

Her response to the 16-year-old shocked millions of followers.



Although she tried excusing her comment by saying that she didn’t mean it negatively, people were not having it, especially the young girl.

Olević began as a makeup artist and utilized social media to enhance her popularity.
Today, she has more that 3.5 million followers on Instagram.

“Seeing all these women with flawless makeup and expensive clothes puts pressure on the rest of us,” said CSUSB student Josune Martinez.

“Then you see their awesome curvaceous bodies and you think, ‘dang, how do they look so good?’ ‘Where can I get those shoes?,’” continued Martinez.

There are hundreds of young women out there thinking that they must look a certain way and own certain items to be considered beautiful.

Look, all this “beauty” is fake, and if you buy into it, you are only following the steps of those self-absorbed, egotistical people who use their “beauty” to appear glamorous.

People are not truly praised for their actual beauty, their “beauty” gets confused with the amount of wealth and status they hold.


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