For those of you totally lacking in culture, Heidi is a contestant on the current episode of Survivor.
From what discussion I have encountered, the consensus seems to be that she has been surgically augmented.
I am sure this topic has been addressed at length on these boards before (tho my limited searches found no recent threads - at least in this forum). But I was interested in folks’ opinions concerning breast augmentation, and theories why an otherwise healthy, attractive, fit young woman would undergo it.
First of, I firmly believe every individual is entitled to do with their body what they will. But I am curious as to what motivates some folk to take certain actions.
Heidi is 24 and single. A gym teacher in Missouri. In my opinion (and I suspect, much of at least white American culture) she seems relatively attractive and quite fit. Why would such a person elect to go through the expense and discomfort of breast augmentation? Do you suspect it is simply because she desires a career on TV or modeling following Survivor? Does she do it because she personally prefers a large-breasted self image? Because guys prefer it?
And guys, what do you think? Would you be more attracted to a healthy, fit, attractive young woman with small breasts, or with implants? And why?
I don’t understand what her reasons might be, but it suggests some kind of insecurity to me. And personally, I don’t see large artificial breats as an improvement over natural however small either in terms of appearance or - ahem - function.