Alexis Foreman is tall, slim and beautiful with perfect skin and oodles of confidence. Little wonder, then, that she was ‘spotted’ by talent scouts looking for a ‘Real Woman’ for Dove’s skincare adverts.
Alexis also attends a Newfrontiers church in Brighton. A friend told me about her and suggested I tell her story, but what would be the ‘hook’? ‘Beautiful Woman Stars in Beauty Ads’ somehow didn’t seem to cut it!
Then I saw a report on the increasing numbers of young women who are so dissatisfied with their bodies that they undergo cosmetic surgery in an attempt to get closer to the ideal they have been sold.
Someone commenting on the report said the Church has an important role to play in addressing these issues, and there was my story.
I contacted Alexis, who agreed to give me an interview, and you can read the results on the Everything Conference website.