How to Look Good Naked

I am completely into the new reality show “How to Look Good Naked” hosted by Carson Kressley. It is kind of like a traditional makeover show with shopping and finding the right clothes for your body type, hair/makeup, etc… except it is more goal oriented because at the end, Carson makes the women feel so confident that they are able to pose naked and have their glorious image blown up and splashed on the side of a building. I think it is wonderful, and of course there are lots of good crying opportunities because you see the process actually makes these women feel great about themselves and also how distorted our body images can become. Plus, Carson is so adorable and funny and cute – he plays the perfect fairy godmother.

We women are constantly at war with our bodies, it is hard to find amnesty for ourselves. I did it by dancing naked for a couple of years with “The Sensuous Woman.” I think the best way to get over your body issues is to just flaunt your body at every opportunity. It is hard because the urge to criticize ourselves is overwhelmingly strong. I don’t know why that is. I think that all bodies are beautiful in millions of different ways – but I get down on myself too! Since I became a dancer, I have felt much better about myself. I even did a naked photo shoot myself not too long ago, with my favorite photographer Austin Young. My friend Suhaila was there for moral support and she has done a lot of modeling. She gave me some good advice. “When you are being shot, try to think of a secret. Something beautiful. Something only you know. A secret. Hold onto that. Let them see the secret in your eyes. Feel it.” Austin shot amazing photos of me that day. Afterward, Suhaila asked me, “What was your secret?”

I said, “I farted.”

I guess it really wasn’t a secret because they already knew about it!!

This entry is cross-posted at The Huffington Post

6 Comments. Add To The Mix…

  1. Hi – I could not agree more with you, RE: I think the best way to get over your body issues is to just flaunt your body at every opportunity.

    We gotta bring back Public Bath/Spa/Sauna in every city!!! I think it is a great way to learn that there are different shapes of bodies by seeing different bodies at a public place!
    I love you sooo much and I cannot wait to take a bath with you!!!

    Like there are many different breeds of dogs, there are many different shapes of people… feel me?

  2. Hmmm…I don’t know if even Carson can make me look good naked. After all I spend the past 33 years outting on the fat layers. I mean I didn’t eat pizza, McD’s, potato chips, soda and everything else that taste great to look good when I’m naked.

    Plus I hope when I’m naked and someone can see me it’s in the dark and we are “working out”.

  3. The british version of this is great – one of the few bits of make over tv I can watch without wanting to do some one an injury – Gok rools ok!

  4. Margaret! I love ya girl, but you forgot to mention that gay men have body issues as well. And you being a fag hag ought to know how hard the pressure can be on us to be beautiful :)

    Stay gorgeous!

  5. Hi,
    I saw you on Chelsea Lately and loved your whole attitude. I am an Artist that paints nudes all the time. All sizes,shapes, genders + colors. I have learned a lot about my own body language by observing naked people posing. Most of these “imperfect” by social standards buy perfect by Mother Nature’s standards are very comfortable in their own skin. It is a beautiful thing that everyone should experience to get over their insecurities. Please take a look at all my nudes on my blog to see what you think and also – I am available for portrait commissions – of course I would love to do you NUDE! Cheers, Gretchen – http://www.gretchenkellyart.blogspot.com

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