The world seems to have universal standards of beauty whether you like it or not. Last year organisers of Miss Uganda were entangled in a PR social media crisis over selecting Leah Kalanguka as Miss Uganda.
Ugandans expressed mixed reactions over the new Miss Uganda Leah. The crisis arose from the disapproval of her beauty by some Ugandans online. This negatively affected the image of the current Miss Uganda and judges of the day.
Their reactions are may not be far fetched. It was not the usual Miss Uganda that rewarded strictly beauty, they considered intelligence and entrepreneurship. The year’s Miss Uganda was for agriculture under the theme ‘promoting agriculture entrepreneurship among the youth’. She used every public appearance to discuss the beauty question which also turned out to highlight her true beauty attributes that social media engagers failed to focus on.
As a matter of fact, you will always be treated based on your looks. Beauty is still important and it plays a role in relationships and career progress. Some companies are actually asking Job applicants to submit their CVs with their recent passport photos. If you are going to be a face of a company, then you need to look like it. Beauty matters whether hidden or not
Do not get me wrong on this. Am not saying that everyone gives in to peer pressure of plastic surgery. Beauty is just an effort from continuous improvement. Increasingly some dating couples seem to focus on how their would partners look and type of children they would have.
Who wants their children to be laughed at school because of their looks? Looking Beautiful is hard work at the end of the day. There are universal standards of beauty that still apply whether you like it or not.
I have come to understand that modern beauty standards are no longer artificial as such. All People can pass the beauty test without going the with ‘NAADS way’ (Plastic surgery.) if they take an effort to look nice.
This takes into consideration the clothes, attitude, hair, tidiness and how someone carries themselves.. The bible says we are fearfully and wonderfully made in God’s image but Bible does not tell you not to comb your hair or brush your tooth. Such simple things can kill your true beauty.
It is not okay to console yourself that beauty lies in the hands of the beholder .This has since been changed to ‘Beauty lies in the hands of a beer holder’. No one can be hundred percent beautiful to any standard.
The Buganda say ‘Omulungi tabulako kamogo’ literally meaning that a beautiful person will always have an imperfection. If you feel that you not have looks naturally then fake them. There are many products especially on the market especially for the women like push up bras.
Some people need a little enhancement to bring out their beauty. Beauty is imperfection therefore no one is supposed to look ugly. What is beautiful to you in private must also pass the public physical attributes of beauty.
Looking beautiful should translate to feeling good. Looking beautiful does not include acceptance by society.