I was looking at my Seventeen magazine today, and I

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I was looking at my Seventeen magazine today, and I caught myself feeling absolutely miserable about myself looking at all of the pictures of beautiful women. People I want to be. I learn make-up tips and read articles all judging me, telling me who I am, who I want to be. I'm angry and depressed as I close the magazine and place it by my side. I hate it. I never hated anything more. But I still read it. I still subscribe. I still can't wait for another issue to arrive in my mailbox and I won't stop?Until I'm perfect. Many teens are influenced by deceptive images of women that are being advertised.

Britney Spears, for example, is a popular pop star that advertises for Pepsi. Not only is Britney Spears an icon for many young girls, her body image and life style convey messages to the consumers that have nothing to do with Pepsi.

In advertisements for Pepsi, Britney Spears wears a revealing outfit showing her flat stomach, shiny legs, cleavage and her make-up and hair is perfectly made up. She dances, builds up thirst and then drinks Pepsi to satisfy her thirst. This is not to say that the body parts that are shown are incorrect or wrong. However, it is how these body parts are used to convey misleading information about the product being advertised.