Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Unpretty (TLC)

I used to watch TLC's official music video here:<>. But it is now blocked from Philippine viewers due to copyright grounds, so I have to settle with the one above (audio and lyrics only). I was still able to view the official video last week. I was then surprised by the significant increase in the number of views. The reason: younger audiences became interested in it because the teen-oriented TV series Glee featured it's own version of Unpretty.

There were several vignettes of stories in the original TLC video. What's portrayed in one of the more prominent vignettes are the emotional pains of the ladies caused by the pressure to look beautiful according to the standards of the men they love. Women do all their best to look pleasing in the eyes of their partners yet they always fall short of the standard set by magazine models and TV stars. Hence, ladies' hearts are broken feeling unpretty.

Brothers, let us serve as instruments in building up the faith of our sisters. We have to pull them away from worldly standards and direct them to a biblical view of beauty. Could we commit our selves to give less compliments for our sisters' physical features and commend them more for their pursuit of Christlikeness?

Many of our sisters are spiritually weak; they often succumb to ungodly influences. They need us to remind them that physical beauty will be here today and gone tomorrow. Let us tell them that what matters most is how they appear in God's sight.

"Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight." (1 Peter 3:3-4)

"Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised." (Proverbs 31:30)


  1. Facebook Comments:

    Sheryll: too bad the Glee version cut this:
    Never insecure until I met you
    Now I’m in stupid
    I used to be so cute to me
    Just a little bit skinny
    Why do I look to all these things
    To keep you happy
    Maybe get rid of you
    And then I’ll get back to me (hey)...:)

  2. Manny: Ang bilis mo, hindi ko nahuli yun ah. Ang napansin ko naman doon sa Glee version ay hindi yung tinabas nila kundi kung ano yung idinagdag nila:

    "I feel pretty and witty and bright
    And I pity any girl who isn't me tonight."
    ... Naalala ko tuloy yung nasa note mo: "how vain can one woman get? one moment she's envious..then later she thinks she's prettier than some.."

  3. Facebook Comment:
    Dada kuya Manny Ambanloc Rosario, share ko sa wall ko ha..thanks