You Won't Believe What 90% of Young Girls Said About Their Appearance

Mary Peffer


We expect nothing but body positive marketing from Dove ever since the company's wildly successful Real Beauty campaign launched more than a decade ago. Unfortunately, Dove's latest findings were pretty sad. After conducting a self-esteem study, the brand found that nine out of 10 girls want to change at least one thing about their physical appearance, and that beauty anxiety begins when they are as young as 10 years old. The results remain shocking and deeply disturbing, despite the modern era being the age of social media and selfies. Dove seeks to change all of that by bringing awareness to the issue through its Change One Thing video (above). You can support the brand's body-positive messaging by purchasing Dove products like Extra Dry Cream Oil Body Lotion ($6) or by joining its Self-Esteem Project from your phone. 

How do you feel after watching this video? Are you shocked that these self-doubts exist in 90% of young women and begin when children are as young as 10? Share your reaction to the statistics below.

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