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Kendall Jenner vs Alyssa Carson in Society’s Perspective

As young women adults in the 21st century, we typically aspire to be like supermodels such as Kendall Jenner. We all think she is the definition of perfect; a beautiful, tall, fit model. She, along with many other influencers is praised mainly for their physical appearance. I can tell you, I envy this woman, in a good way though. I love everything she posts, how she looks and carries herself. What is so disappointing is the fact that we, as a society, don’t give other women with outstanding accomplishments nearly as much recognition that we do for the “it trending girls.” 

Kendall Jenner is primarily known for Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The entire Kardashian/Jenner family's are globally known for their looks, wealth, and connections. The reality show gave the men and women of the family a great foundation to start their individual careers. For as long as I can remember, that entire family was known and praised by the population for every single thing they did. Of course, there was hate but the good outshone and beat the negative comments. That attention is not bad at all; they deserve it. It becomes disappointing when there are other women that are achieving equivalent, if not greater accomplishments and are not getting anywhere near as much acknowledgment. 

Does the name Alyssa Carson ring a bell? She is the first youngest person in history to overcome all NASA’s aerospace tests, just at age 19. But, most people know the picture of Kendall Jenner at a SKIMS photo shoot with the classic mirror selfie in her red bathing suit. Society seems to increasingly become shallower and putting beauty standards above everything else. That picture definitely got much more coverage and attention than Alyssa Carson had gotten on her great accomplishment. At the end of the day, it is not about comparing the two girls and their successes but instead analyzing the shift of focus in societies. Due to the lack of maturity, young women today idolize the wrong objectives. As a society, we have to learn to appreciate ourselves, and others for not only their beauty but intelligence as well as their person. 

Stephanie is a psychology major with a management minor. She hopes to go into law or human resources as well as go on many adventures to expand cultural knowledge.
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