What do Kelly Clarkson, Kate Winslet and Mariah Carey have in common?

    TORONTO, Aug. 13 /CNW/ - This month, Kelly Clarkson joins a long line of
celebrities - including Kate Winslet and Mariah Carey - who have seen their
images altered to meet the media's unrealistic standards of beauty, as a
heavily photoshopped Self Magazine cover featuring Clarkson hit newsstands.
    While the magazine's Editor-in-Chief Lucy Danziger admits: "Did we alter
her appearance? Only to make her look her personal best," the magazine made
dramatic changes to Clarkson's physical appearance.
    Clarkson has long been a strong voice on the issue of self-esteem. In
February, she hosted a self-esteem workshop for young girls in partnership
with the Dove Self-Esteem Fund.
    Now, Sharon MacLeod of the Dove Self-Esteem Fund is available to comment
on the unrealistic depictions of beauty photoshopped images like the Self
cover perpetuate, and the impact that they can have on young girls today.
    In 2007, Dove's online film Evolution won accolades - and collected
millions of views - for its honest and original portrayal of the photoshopping

    WHO:   Sharon MacLeod
           Dove Self-Esteem Fund

    WHAT:  Comment on the beauty industry's unrealistic depictions of beauty
           and their impact on young girls and women and provide suggestions
           on how moms can open the dialogue with their daughters about these

    WHERE: Interviews can be conducted in person in the Greater Toronto Area,
           and nationally by telephone.

    WHEN:  Sharon is available for interviews on Thursday, August 13 and
           Friday, August 14.

    To view Dove's Evolution video, please visit

For further information:

For further information: To book interviews or request a copy of
Evolution: Lisa Lang, Harbinger, (416) 960-5100/llang@harbingerideas.com

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