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  I'm paranoid about my weight
Updated 09 November 2002, 09.16
Weighting scales
Lucy thinks the media's to blame for kids being obsessed with their weight.

"I'm a girl and I'm always worrying about my figure and weight.

Being a teenager I find it horrible being so worried.

Feel ugly

I always go shy around people and feel big and clumsy.

Holly Valance
Holly Valance - role model?
My mates constantly remind me I'm thin, but now some of my friends have become models and I feel ugly and worthless.

I feel scared and laughed at when I go out and I feel the media has to help people accept their shape.

Nobody's perfect

All this talk of the 'perfect figure' is brainwashing people like myself, and it angers me that I have been sucked into this world.

Celebs such as Holly Valance and Britney are 'flawless and the perfect woman' and those not so thin are 'gross' and 'sickly'.

Something needs to change, before whole generations become obsessed with weight and image."

Lucy, 14, London


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