Celebrity “body surfer” pictures hit social network sites
Twitter has been hit by a “body surfing” craze as female celebrities upload pictures of themselves for thousands of their followers to see.
Recently divorced Model Heidi Klum, is the latest celebrity to join the craze, uploading a full length picture of herself entitled “Gorgeous day”, relaxing on a beach while enjoying America’s fourth of July celebrations. The star shows off her tanned and toned body in a skimpy animal print bikini, showing at the age of 39, she is still proud of her figure.
Ms Klum joined the likes of Singer Rihanna, Socialite and star of TOWIE Sam Faiers, and America Playboy Model Coco Austin. What all these women have in common, apart from their celebrity statuses and millions in the bank, are the body confidence to show off their torsos to the world, as beach Season is creeping up on us all.
Celebrities as young as 20 year old Miley Cyrus began the craze by posting pictures of her legs with a warm fire to be seen in the background. These “leggy” pictures gathered enough interest and reaction to others and eventually developing into full length body shots by fellow female stars.
These pictures have caused controversy amongst Twitter “followers” and fans worldwide. Many have branded this craze “ridiculous”, and it is merely a “need for nonstop validation”. Loyal Fans of these “body surfers” have replied by showing and encouraging their support to their idols.
This trend is rapidly becoming a serious Twitter craze amongst celebrities as more and more famous women are posting these “revealing” pictures on a daily basis. Only in the world of Celebrity would these pictures be deemed a “craze” and a way to gain praise from fans, as many similar pictures are posted everyday by non celebrities, and girls as young as teenagers posting pictures of themselves, which are, of course deemed inappropriate and a cry for attention.
This “body surfing craze” certainly raises questions as to what message these women are sending to younger, loyal fans who also think it a good idea to “jump on the bandwagon”, become like one of them and wait for the appraisal to hit them.