Yes there is an obsession and a bit of Obsessive/Conpulsiveness to the whole looks thing. It does bring about low self esteem to many girl;s and women alike. Who starts these things and what is their problem with themselves is what I would like to know. Why does one person have to dictate what is beauty.
I also see something else in all of this...the power of money that all these people spend on making themselves the beauty of one person that spawned this all in our society.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and should never be epitomized and somene being ugly becasue they do not meet the standards of the person who is at the top of that ladder.
Just becasue they are not deemed pretty or whatever else the stadard is set, NEVER meand they are not meant for someone else and vice versa and/or not competent to do what others can do.