By – Rock Kitaro
Date: March 8, 2013
Hollywood and Broadway of New York is supposedly saturated with the most beautiful people in the world. In magazines and on almost every show, we see police officers, office clerks, doctors associates and almost every occupation type-casted with models and your stereotypical ideal of what beauty is perceived to be. Maybe its because I’m a rebel where I’ve never been swayed by what the magazines and billboards tell me, but to this day, I still say, that I’ve seen more attractive women behind the counters at a supermarket or sitting at a desk in a cubicle, than I have on TV or in the movies. (Specifically in Dallas and the lovely Tampa Bay)
So I propose this. What if there was an hour-long show, where people from all over America, send in an e-mail with a Facebook photo of someone they know or work with, in which they declare that this employee, being male or female, is a “Hidden Beauty.” After a screening process, the producers pick out three individuals and take a camera to their place of business where they do a segment on what this individual does and what he or she aspires to do.
The last segment would be a bonus “Diamond in the Rough.” The Diamond in the Rough would be someone who doesn’t look particularly attractive at first glance, but others see the potential of this man or woman looking like a rockstar if they made a few simple changes.
It would be a surprise to the individuals. They wouldn’t see it coming. The host or hosts would come out of nowhere and say something along the lines of “You have been selected as this weeks Hidden Beauty Queen.” And it would turn out that this beauty queen is like, some secretary for a sanitation department or an overnight stocker for a grocery store. The individuals chosen can’t work in the fashion or entertainment industry; otherwise it would defeat the purpose for this show. Also…wouldn’t make it official or anything, but I wouldn’t chose anyone who’s already married.
What is the purpose for this show?
It’s to show the American viewers, the people at home who work 9-5 jobs and deal with the stress of ordinary life that they are just as beautiful as the individuals they admire. It is my theory that some of the most beautiful men and women aren’t even aware of how unique they are. This show is made to boost esteem and confidence. To make average ordinary people feel good about themselves and to be thankful for the attributes they’ve been blessed with. Some might say that they don’t care, or that looks aren’t important to them. But that’s just what they say…And kudos to them for saying it…I guess.
But I will go so far as to say that most people look in the mirror before heading out in the morning. Even if they don’t give a fuck, they still hold themselves to a standard seen by either what their peers or doing or what they’re family members are doing. And at the root of that standard of acceptable appearance, is what they’ve seen via the media.
Inspiration for this idea –
No lie, last night I was watching “Watch What Happens Live” on Bravo (I get paid to watch this show) where a fan asked Jennifer Love Hewitt from “The Client’s List” why all of her clients are hot men. The fan asked, “shouldn’t they all be disgruntled?” At which Hewitt replied, “on Lifetime, they’re hot men.” Which prompted a round of applause.
I found it funny because I’ve been thinking about this before. Like in all seriousness, I can’t remember the last time I saw an attractive police officer. It’s getting to the point where beauty in itself is cliche. The idea of “sex sells” is belittling to the average viewer, as if we aren’t friggen aware of what producers are trying to pull over our eyes.
PS. The photo is of actress Angela Sarafyan. Just using her photo as an example, sadly I don’t think I have any friends who would let me use their photo as an example. Not without a fuss, anyways… 😀
Another title I’d give it could be “The Models Amongst Us”