• Petitioned People Magazine

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People Magazine

Show REAL Beauty In "People's Most Beautiful People" List

    1. Christina Pham
    2. Petition by

      Christina Pham


Annually, People Magazine comes out with a list of the stars they deem "most beautiful", and it is no surprise that celebrities such as Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian or supermodels such as Miranda Kerr and Charlize Theron always make the cut.

Accompanied with captions praising “the right” curves, petite frames, high cheekbones, and an overall appearance that is unattainable for most, People Magazine has created a definition of beauty for teenage girls that relies heavily on vanity. In addition, photos of these already stunning ladies are retouched with Photoshop and airbrushed to create an unrealistic standard of “beauty” that does nothing more than lower girls’ self-esteem.

This petition is all about seizing back the definition of beauty, which has been distorted by various media outlets, and specifically, People Magazine.

In signing this petition, you are asking People Magazine to help redefine beauty for young girls by not only choosing celebrities who look beautiful on the outside, but those who also have inner qualities that reflect a beautiful personality. These qualities are the ones that need to be pointed out as what makes the celebrity beautiful.

This petition also calls for People Magazine to print original photos of celebrities for its People’s Most Beautiful issue. After all, if these celebrities are truly what People Magazine deems the most beautiful, then they should be shown realistically in order to positively influence young girls who read the issue.

Overall, this is a petition that calls for People Magazine to show true and realistic beauty in its People’s Most Beautiful People spread, not beauty only found on the outside or that which is created through modern technology.

Together, we can show girls what REAL beauty is all about.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Katy DeKoter SPIRIT LAKE, IA
      • about 2 years ago

      the emphasis on perfect beauty in my family pretty ruined my life no matter how hardi Ive worked to over come it, it just stays there. Stop telling little girls how pretty they are and focus on their inner beauty traits, their talents, their value being so much deeper

    • Audrey Geisler MONROE, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      Most of these people aren't actually stunning. Most people I know are way more beautiful than taylor swift, if the two were side by side with no make up.

    • John R. Young EAST NORRITON, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      I'm signing this petition because I agree with its petitioner 110%! It's time for People magazine, and all other forms of media, to start judging beauty by what makes a person beautiful, other than appearance, their contributions to society, etc.!


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