I sing the praises of Julianne Hough
on a regular basis, because, well... she deserves to have them noticed. While shes' on the red carpets, promoting movies and other things she's involved in, the young star is slathered in heavy make-up to create the image that her people want the masses to see. Sadly, it's an unrealistic one and it's pretty stupid at that considering that whenever Julianne pops up on the beach or riding a bike or walking her dog, she has no make-up on, casual attire, a healthy, authentic smile and looks more amazing at those times than any of the other dolled up moments. Her body isn't super skinny - it's Hollywood slender, but even that gets nitpicked by those who think that from certain angles, her face is "too boyish" or her body is "too soft." I defend her by wonder aloud, whatever happened to seeing a fit, athletic woman with a shapely figure, void of ropy muscles, bony kneecaps or visible ribs? Maybe it's still too early in the year for me to feel up my pessimism or critical tendencies, but I love how Hough looks and I hope that more emerging starlets want to emulate her.
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