Teen Beauty Queen Criticizes Media's "Distortions" of the Female Body

Aired on 08/02/1995 | CC tv-pg
In 1995, Oprah wanted to put a spotlight on the opinions of teenage girls from across the country, including Jennifer, an 18-year-old beauty queen hailing from Northern California. Jennifer had recently lost a good deal of weight, so she understood the bullying faced by girls who don't fit society's ideal shape and size. Here, in this Oprah Show clip, she puts the blame on the media for pushing an unrealistic depiction of the female body.