ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

A Deeper Look at Beauty in Idaho

Updated on June 16, 2015

Empowering Others

People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,'" wrote Salma Hayek. "And I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves."

Idaho is known for its beauty. But people usually think first about its sprawling mountains, rich, green pastures and glistening lakes. Less known is a bevy of top notch models who grace the Gem State. They are a visible and potent presence, akin to the ancient myth of Pygmalion and his living sculpture of a beautiful woman. In the story, this mythic figure represents the profound wish to emerge as a beautiful being and the wish for the power to create beauty in another.

Candis Standridge is a classy, sassy gem of a model with great proportions who exudes spiritual energy. MUH by Lindsey Sheets.
Candis Standridge is a classy, sassy gem of a model with great proportions who exudes spiritual energy. MUH by Lindsey Sheets. | Source

Breaking Stereotypes

The popular beauties of the Gem State disprove the stereotype that attractive women cannot be smart. All are excellent businesswomen and know very well how to manage a long and profitable career. They are actors, TV show presenters and video fitness instructors. They are mothers and PTA members. They are business owners, realtors and artists.

Idaho's beauties launch makeup and hair and fragrance lines. Some are survivors of abuse and violence who tell inspiring stories that help others cope and heal. Many of them run charity events and perform extensive community service.

Amanda Woods combines her stunning beauty with charm, grace and a special talent for uniting people around good causes,
Amanda Woods combines her stunning beauty with charm, grace and a special talent for uniting people around good causes, | Source

Mesmerizingly Beautiful and Beautifully Creative

Idaho's photogenic stars stress the vital importance of beauty: its diverse sources and manifestations in the lives of everyone. These women possess the ability to be mesmerizingly beautiful and beautifully creative.

All human beings strive toward mastery of beauty. Wishes to be transformed or recreated are universal desires. The professional women featured here are a great help to others who often overlook or dismiss issues about creating beauty in themselves.

Heather Harrington embodies versatility, brains and personality. (Hair by Tod Alan)
Heather Harrington embodies versatility, brains and personality. (Hair by Tod Alan) | Source

"Her Soul and Her Spark"

A quote from a blog entry I wrote, Tiffany LaRocque Creates Beauty Wherever She Goes, sums up women like these:

"It’s the quality that elevates a woman from just hot or sexy," according to Elite Daily. "It’s in the way she walks, talks and presents herself. It’s the way she radiates from the inside, out. It’s her soul and her spark and that thing you just can’t put your finger on."

Unique Angeline Irish is a walking poem, an ode to mysterious yet accessible beauty.
Unique Angeline Irish is a walking poem, an ode to mysterious yet accessible beauty. | Source

Enduring Rewards

There are many definitions of beauty and many ways to be beautiful. But in a culture filled with overpowering images of one kind of female beauty, this truth is easy to forget. Thus, many women feel inadequate.

Nonetheless, the unique and diverse models of Idaho remind us that though humans can’t change our genetic makeup, many of the most compelling aspects of beauty are completely within one's power to encompass and radiate. Their work and example brings benefits that are both rewarding and enduring.

More Than Skin Deep

For the shallow and superficial, beauty is just an escape from reality. But Idaho's models imbue it with deep meaning. They demonstrate how what’s on the inside is inextricably connected to what can be seen on the outside.

"Does external beauty create self-confidence, or does self-confidence look beautiful? The answer is both," writes Debra in The Beauty Prescription: The Complete Formula for Looking and Feeling Beautiful. "Inner beauty and outer beauty complement each other in a Beauty-Brain Loop."

These women are not just models in pictures, but models of what everyone can achieve: greater confidence, stronger self-esteem, better health, more joy from life, and lasting beauty that shines for all to see.


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)