First off, if you’re not in the UK, it’s quite likely you’ll have no idea what TOWIE is. And actually, if you are in the UK, you still might not know!
The letters stand for The Only Way Is Essex, and it’s an award winning TV reality show. Whether you like it or not, it’s young, fun, and very successful. Here’s some of the stars:
In the past few weeks, Six Weeks To OMG has reportedly been associated with TOWIE. According to press reports, I was inspired to write it because of the show. Whatever!
Now in theory, I could be annoyed, because of this inaccuracy. I am annoyed, but for completely different reasons.
It seems the poor girls and guys of TOWIE are being used as scapegoats for looking good, and therefore encouraging people to do the same.
Newspaper reports, and the forum comments that follow them, have begun to wag the finger at those who are clearly succeeding in their efforts to look great.
I won’t name names, but I can assure you, some of the greatest bodies around don’t get that way because of secret potions, secret trainers, or secretly amazing genes.
It’s almost always down to a few things: knowing what to do, and, doing it regularly. Despite this obvious truth, many celebs are becoming the victim of plain old envy.*
No one who works hard, deserves envy.
What we do, good or bad, is our choice. Celebs simply face the reality of how important health and confidence is, much earlier than most. It’s really, as simple, as that.
* Known in TOWIE as “weljel”