Chrissy Teigen is depressed and often cries to her husband John Legend because she thinks her body is not perfect enough for your exacting standards on Instagram.com.

The Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, who looks older than her stated age of 31, frequently applies filters to her photos before uploading them to Instagram.com or Twitter.com.

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Beyonce thigh gap surgery

You can add American singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter's name to the growing list of women with low self-esteem who opt for surgery to widen their thigh gap.

Beyonce has always been desperate for attention, but thigh gap surgery seems a bit drastic even for her. The 34-year-old singer debuted her new thigh gap in photos on her personal Tumblr page this week.

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Charlamagne tha god

A blogger exposed radio DJ Charlamagne tha god on Twitter.com today. She posted side-by-side comparison photos showing Charlamagne's transformation from a descendent of African kings to looking like Michael Jackson after Thriller.

Click the link to see what Charlamagne looks like now.

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Chuck Creekmur Pens Open Letter to Nicki Minaj

Rap idol Nicki Minaj once vowed she would change her crazy, pre-Superbass-era ways. She changed her style, even tossing her wigs and weave extensions aside to embrace her own natural flowing locks.

In an interview, she said:

"I went so far to the other side that there's only one place to go from there. You can either continue doing costumes or you can just say, 'Hey guess what? This will shock them even more. Doing nothing will shock them even more.'"

Nicki's brief social experiment ended with a loud bang when she released the cover for her new single "Anaconda".

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Woman Spends $30,000 to Look Like Kim Kardashian

Some Stans (stalker/fans) would do anything to meet their favorite celebrity. Then you have a select group of fans like UK's Claire Louise Leeson who will pay anything to BE their favorite star.

Louise is proud of the fact that she paid the equivalent of an annual salary for some Americans to look like Kim Kardashian. The 25-year-old Britain said she gladly paid $30,000 on hair extensions, breast implants, spray tans and make-up to turn herself into a carbon copy of reality TV star Kim K.

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Target Under Fire for Photoshopping 'Thigh Gaps' On Models

Target is catching heat for Photoshopping advertisements targeted toward image conscious teenagers and young adults.

The retail giant altered the images to add crude "thigh gaps" on the images of models wearing bikinis. The graphic artist also altered the torso and waist of the models to give them a desired, but unrealistic Barbie shape.

The altered ads resulted in angry comments on Jezebel magazine's website.

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How to Tell If You're Dating a Narcissist

The Huffington Post published an excellent editorial today entitled How to Tell if You're Dating a Narcissist. Narcissists are my favorite subjects because the entertainment industry is crowded with them. Just about every celebrity is a narcissist in one form or another.

One of the world's most well-known narcissists is U.S. President Barack Obama. Obama and his long-suffering wife, Michelle, regularly take separate vacations. But most telling is the fact that the first couple did not spend Valentine's Day (the most romantic day of the year) together.

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Necole Bitchie

Last night a friend sent this photo of blogger Necole Bitchie with the caption "She is getting bleach happy."

Because the friend didn't identify the females in the photo, I had no idea the female on the left was Necole.

The last time we explored the issue of Necole's low self-esteem was in this post dated January 2009. As you can see, Necole's bleaching has gotten progressively worse. She is lighter than the LSLH chick pictured on the right.

How sad it must be to feel like a stranger in your own skin?

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Pastor Bans Hair Weaves in His Church

A Waco, Texas pastor is making waves for giving a fiery speech about the women in his flock. Pastor A.J. Aamir has grown wary of looking out over his congregation at Resurrecting Faith Church and seeing a sea of Yaki hair weave.

"Our black women are getting weaves trying to be something and someone they are not. Be real with yourself is all I'm saying," Pastor A.J. Aamir told AmericaPreachers.com.

Pastor Aamir isn't the only one who thinks hair weave is associated with black women who have low self-esteem because they can't grow hair like other races. But it is probably the first time that a notable preacher has spoken publicly about the "false image" of wearing hair weaves.

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Adrienne Bosh

Adrienne Bosh, wife of NBA Miami Heat star Chris Bosh, looks like she's suffering from an allergic reaction in her hind quarters. Maybe it was something she ate that caused her butt cheeks to swell up like that? Whatever the reason, I hope she feels better. That swelling looks painful.

Mrs. Bosh took her son Jackson to the beach in Puerto Rico, where she attended her friends Amber Ridinger and Duane McLaughlin's wedding at the Ritz Carlton Dorado Beach.

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Loyal reader LaToya Williams writes:

Hi Sandra, Love love love the website. Honestly I find it saddening when black women do things like this. (*cough* Beyonce) I myself am a black woman and I feel like I have reverse self hate issues. I WISH I was DARKER, I would say my complexion is around the real complexion of Necole Bitchie posted on your website, but its something about a dark skin I find beautiful and regal.

Unfortunately my family is full of different nationalities (but I represent for my black people) I'd prefer to be darker and I sometimes where foundation darker than my real complexion on purpose. I've come to the realization that some black woman especially industry ones get pulled into the light is right syndrome. The lighter they are the more beautiful they feel, black women aren't represented properly in the entertainment industry, when I see my people I see beauty in full lips, and various nose shapes and various colors, I find nothing beautiful about pasty white skin, (no offense to those with no pigment) I just thought I'd share my thoughts.

Keep up the GREAT work!!!!!!!


Photo on left by Derek Blanks
Styling by Shun Melson
Hair by Saisha Beecham

Photo on right by ExclusiveAccess.net

Comments Off on Does Blogger Necole Bitchie Have Self Hate Issues?

Last night I was on the phone with another female blogger who asked me if I'd seen fellow blogger Necole Bitchie's new photos yet. I hadn't so I went to Necole's blog to see for myself.

Once on Necole's blog, I observed a header image photographed by Derek Blanks that depicted a surreal scene of two women.

It took me a moment to realize I was looking at two images of Necole. One image was decidedly lighter than the other. But both images were lighter than Necole appears in person.

Now I wouldn't be bringing this up at all if I hadn't noticed in the past that Necole, who is very beautiful in her brown skin, tends to take studio shots that render her 10 shades lighter than she actually is.

Just as it offended me when Michael Jackson transformed himself into a white woman, it offends me to see a beautiful black sistah erase her blackness deliberately.

Judge for yourself

Photo on left by Derek Blanks
Styling by Shun Melson
Hair by Saisha Beecham

Photo on right by ExclusiveAccess.net