onfident, internationally recognizable, 45-years-old, oh and naked.
Those are just a few keywords media outlets have been using today to convey just how monumental it is that Sofia Vergara is on this month’s cover of Women’s Healthbutt naked.
Is her nudity empowering, though? Or objectifying? Or unrealistic? Or a little bit of all of the above?
Twitter users have started unpacking these very questions and as in love as we are with Sofia’s confidence they’ve kinda got a point…
Sofia Vergara is the highest paid television actress in the world. Yet, this week, all anyone can seem to talk about her is her naked body.
Is that okay?
I mean, the woman is absolutely stunning. Breathtaking, even.
Honestly, it comes as no surprise that a magazine like Women’s Health would want her image gracing its August cover.
She is essentially Eve, the lead character from Disney’s famed 2000 hit Life-Size,IRL.
Such a classic.
Yet, Sofia told Women’s Health that she rarely ever leaves her house totally make-up free.
She’s quite shy about her appearance in public.
If every move we made were trailed by a minimum of three paparazzi, we probably would be too. Those Internet pictures last a lifetime.
For Sofia, overcoming those insecurities and baring it all on this magazine cover took guts.
She even told Women’s Health that her first reaction when her rep told her they wanted her to do this nude cover shoot was,“I’m going to be 45 years old! Stop putting me in naked things! Let me age with dignity!”
Scrutiny was coming she could feel it. And yet, she went ahead with the shoot anyway. She stripped down and looks incredible.
All anyone can talk about is how incredible she at 45-years-old looks on this cover. But is that wrong?
Is praising her smokin’ hot, 45-year-old bod in some way perpetuating those ever-unattainable beauty standards that continue dominating modern media.
Or should we praise her confidence and bravery for stepping out of her comfort zone and being naked?
Twitter was all over this very controversy….
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