The story of a teenage girl that is the daughter of a beauty queen. Growing up in that situation she finds herself addicted to her own self image. The more she looks in the mirror the more she sees a fat girl standing in front of her. Even in her worst moment of weighing only sixty pounds she was still working out for hours and eventually got to the crossroads of not being able to live because she was slowly killing herself. Finally she ends up passed out on the floor unable to cry for help but in that moment she finally sees herself. Her mother gets her into a treatment program that forces her to gain weight while assisting her to understand her thoughts. The scene ends much how it began with her standing naked in the mirror, except this time she sees the beauty that everyone else always saw in her. She is on the road to recovery.
DI/ Female- The Weight Of Beatuy
- My mother was absolutely beautiful. She was Miss This and Miss That 2004, 05, 06. She had the most amazing smile, the most perfect hair and the longest legs you have ever seen on a Hispanic woman. I loved her very much. She would always tell me that she was a mother first, wife second, and somewhere down the line a beauty queen. (Laughs) She was always my mother, and she was always mine. I didn't know that she was a beauty queen for most of my childhood. I just thought that my mother was really pretty and on the weekend she would go into competitions where she got to wear make up and get her hair done and win awards. (Laughs) I just didn't understand. I think that was the best part of it. She didn't want to be known as Abigail Rivera beauty pageant winner, she wanted to be known as Abigail Rivera the mother of Anna Rivera, the wife of Cesar Rivera, and a good woman. I think that was the most amazing thing about my mother was that in the midst of all of her beauty she was a wonderful person. I was six years old when my mother took me to my first competition with her. I remember sitting backstage and being completely in awe of all of these beautiful Hispanic women with their long dark hair and all of the pretty costumes and one of them came over to me and asked if I wanted to wear some of her makeup. I gleamed from ear to ear. For those of you who have never gotten your makeup done by a beauty queen there is a method to the madness. Always apply foundation first followed by the eyes because the eyes will always take the longest.