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  There's too much pressure on us to look good
Updated 03 June 2003, 08.36
Models on a catwalk
Leigh thinks it's hard growing up when there's so much pressure to look thin and pretty.

And in her report she says it's wrong that young girls feel they have to diet to look like their favourite stars.

"I think a lot of girls are put under pressure from an early age to look good.

This includes being slim.

Starve at school

Many of my friends are on a diet and they're only 12 and 13 which is horrible to watch.

They don't have their lunches at school or any snacks, therefore starve!

Also some girls load make-up on at school. They know they're not meant to do this and could get a detention because of it.

Model career

Pop stars create a lot of pressure because they are thin and pretty so girls think that they need to look like them.

They think they should be thin and pretty so they can get into acting, modelling and pop singing.

Personally, I don't think it's fair that there's so much pressure on girls of my age."

Leigh, 13, Stafford


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