MuchTalks: Body Image - Thursday, March 8th at 7pm ET on MuchMusic


                     MuchMusic Tackles The Beauty Battle

    TORONTO, March 7 /CNW/ - MuchMusic examines one of today's most
significant teen topics in the hard-hitting new program MuchTalks: Body Image,
premiering March 8th at 7pm ET. From plastic surgery to eating disorders,
media pressure to self-esteem issues, MuchMusic VJs Devon Soltendieck and
Sarah Taylor explore the perilous pursuit of beauty in this documentary-style
    It's no secret that for many young people, self-worth is tied to the way
they look. But at what cost? Devon and Sarah get personal when they candidly
confess their own body-image issues and the impact on their lives. Devon
discusses the pressures of being a public figure, while Sarah reveals the
struggles of her early modeling career.
    Teen Vogue Beauty and Health editor Eva Chen weighs in on the influence
of media images. Viewers will also hear from a teen overcoming an eating
disorder, a young woman considering liposuction, and model Crystal Renn's
revelations about industry demands. In this powerful special, Much illuminates
the truths and intimate stories of the ever-growing obsession with appearance.
    MuchTalks: Body Image will also be viewable online starting March 9th
exclusively on MuchAXS, MuchMusic's fan-controlled broadband community at

    About MuchTalks: MuchTalks is an acclaimed series that fosters dialogue
between young people from across the country and around the world, about the
issues that matter most to them. Previous MuchTalks topics include Teen Sex,
Violence, and Censorship.

    About MuchMusic: Recognized by Strategy magazine as the 'Brand of the
Year' for 2005, MuchMusic is an integral part of today's pop culture landscape
- delivering fans an unparalleled music television experience since August 31,
1984. Direct from our critically-acclaimed street-level studios in downtown
Toronto, each and every program day not only hits the best in top musicvideo,
but creates a destination where fans can stay connected to "The Nation's Music
Station". Here's how... MuchMusic consistently delivers exclusive LIVE
performance and interview with world-famous musical artists and celebrity
guests, critically-acclaimed specialty programming, breaking entertainment
news, innovative wireless content and Canada's favourite Web site for teens, Along with marquee franchises including MuchOnDemand,
MuchNews and The MuchMusic Video Awards, top rated series including Live@Much
and The NewMusic, are distributed to 120 countries internationally.

For further information:

For further information: Jennifer Mair, Publicity Coordinator, Music &
Youth Services, CHUM Television, (416) 591-7400 x3375,

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