Jessica Biel is the latest star to take a stand on modest apparel, and she did so for a unique reason. Her reason was the impact that she would have on her children.
You see, Miss Biel thinks a lot about how her future generations will see her. She understands that beauty is just a passing fancy, and even though she was most recently given an award from a men’s magazine for her appearance, it appears that it hasn’t corrupted her into thinking that her looks are everything:
“You know, although I’m flattered to be chosen the Sexiest Woman Alive I know that next year I might not be. I mean, we all age, and I’m not getting any younger.
“The point is, when I’m old and a grandma do I really want my kids to look at me and think of me for my looks– that Granny was the Sexiest Woman Alive– or do I want them to know me for what I’ve done?
Ladies, who you are inside is much more important than who you are on the outside.”
Or, that’s what she should have said. Instead, Miss Biel was reveling in the fact that her future offspring wouldn’t believe that she was that attractive, and used the fact that her beauty was fading to have photos taken of herself in less than her underwear so that she could show future generations how “hot” she used to be. Here’s the real quote:
“At first I felt really embarrassed about it. You know, it’s a weird thing to talk about. Like, ‘Hey, guys. Guess what?’ You don’t just go telling everybody that. But after I got over that, I just started to embrace it. I started thinking, If I ever do have kids, and if they have kids, I can tell them: ‘You know what? Your grandma in 2000-and-whatever was the Sexiest Woman Alive. How about that, kids?’ That’s what I started to think about. I’ll always have that picture to say, ‘That’s what Granny used to look like.’ ”
This quote contains more than just the future look that I was referring to, however, it also contains something interesting in the first part, “At first I felt really embarrassed about it.” She was embarrassed to have a photo shoot. Why? Because of natural, inborn shame at appearing exposed.
Now, this isn’t the first time Miss Biel has shown too much, and it probably won’t be the last, but what I am pointing out with this post is that she knows what she is doing– glorifying her temporal body, wanting people to look at her form, etc– and it’s a selfish thing for her own benefit.
Like always, I wish she made the first statement instead of the second.