Now, there is nothing wrong with getting a makeover to improve yourself, nor is there anything wrong with Scarlett Johansson. However, why does someone feel the need to change themselves to look like a celebrity (or even a non-celebrity)? Why can't you change yourself to improve yourself?
You can dye your hair, change your clothing style, wear accessories a la Scarlett, and toss on some makeup to resemble her; but, you are still you. It's still Nina*, living Nina's life, going to Nina's work, sleeping in Nina's bed. Nina isn't going to turn into an instant celebrity, walking numerous red carpets, shooting magazine covers. And of course, she sure isn't going to make it to the top of Maxim's Hot 100 list. (*using my name as an example, I do not aspire to transform into Scarlet Johannson.)
(self portrait of me in the bathroom. just because i like it.)
Our society is constantly pressuring people to feel like they aren't good enough for a number of reasons. Too fat, too short, too 'normal' looking, no style, etc etc. "You see this picture of Scarlet Johansson? She's skinny and pretty and she's better than you are." Celebrities are put on a pedestal, especially in America, (many who don't deserve it) which I believe leads young men and women to feel like they have to be like them to be good enough for the world.
The thing is, we all are good enough for the world. Improvements can be made, but that's not because a person is a sucky person (for lack of better words), but because everybody can improve something about themselves. Yes, even Scarlet Johansson needs to improve some things. Classified as 'too fat'? Alter your lifestyle to a healthy one. Too short? Not much you can do there except embrace it. You don't need to try to look (and/or act) like somebody else to feel good. Make changes to yourself to make a better you and we'll love you. After all, it's better to be true to yourself than to wear yourself thin trying to be somebody you aren't.
me and best friend in the photobooth at her 21st birthday party. we're drunk. and goofy. i've got 4 chins and i don't care.