Miss Utah’s platform will focus on body image and media smarts

She was Miss Cache Valley until this last weekend when Karlie Major was crowned Miss Utah for 2014. On <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/324/2014_06_24_324_23481_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s For the People program Monday</a>, the new Miss Utah said she was extremely excited and plans to spend the next year visiting schools and spreading the message of her platform.

Major said her platform is Get Real–Embracing a Positive Body Image Through Media Smarts.

<p style=”margin-bottom: 0in;”>“What I focus on is these magazine images you’re seeing in the stores, these images on TV, these models that you’re seeing,” Major explained, “all of these pictures and images have been Photoshopped and digitally manipulated. The young children and the youth don’t necessarily realize to what extent they have been manipulated.

<p style=”margin-bottom: 0in;”>”Often times we look at these pictures and say, ‘this is what I need to look like in order to be beautiful, or successful, or handsome, or smart.’ And when it comes down to it the images are not realistic, they are not real.”

Major said one of her main goals is to help implement the National Eating Disorder Association’s law into the state of Utah.

To hear her full interview on the program, <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/324/2014_06_24_324_23481_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>click here</a>.

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