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Body Image Statistics
80% of women say that the images of women on television and in movies, fashion magazines, and advertising makes them feel insecure.
42% of girls first through third grades want to be thinner.
81% of 10 year olds are afraid of being fat.
The average American woman is 5'4" tall and weighs 140 pounds, while the average American model is 5'11" tall and weighs 117 pounds. most fashion models are thinner than 98% of American women.
More than half of teenage girls are, or think they should be on diets. They want to lose some or all of the 40 pounds that females nautally gain between ages 8 and 14. About 3% of these teens go too far, becoming anorexic or bulimic.