"Real Women" model to discuss bodies and beauty

Author: Elizabeth Moriarty and Julie Hail Flory


Stacy Nadeau, a model who appeared on a billboard in New York City’s Times Square with five other women dressed only in their underwear, will participate in a discussion on women and beauty Feb. 26 (Thursday) at the University of Notre Dame.

The presentation, titled"Beauty and the Beast: Stacy Nadeau, the Dove campaign and Ethical Marketing,"will be held at 7 p.m. in Room 102 of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Hall. Presented by the University’s Gender Relations Center and Student Government, the event is free and open to the public.

Nadeau’s appearance on the billboard was part of the national advertising campaign that promoted Dove brand products and"real women with real curves."The campaign is part of an effort to help make women feel beautiful by widening the stereotypical theme of beauty.

Nadeau will speak about the role men and women can each play in changing the message that young women receive and how we as society perceive beauty.The program also will confront how people define beauty, as well as how the media influences our conception of what is beautiful.

Following Nadeau’s talk, Notre Dame undergraduate marketing students will give a short presentation of original research on how the media influences and affects viewers and consumers, especially their perception of what is beautiful and the ideal body type.

_ Contact: Patrick Tighe, student government, 480-593-8830,_ " ptighe@nd.edu ":mailto:ptighe@nd.edu

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