Having been an awkward adolescent and an only slightly less awkward young adult, we understand the difficulties facing today's youth when it comes to their bodies. There's so much societal pressure to be perfect, and the internet is only making things worse. So when the Times decided to take on the evergreen issue of the "College 15," that extra weight a lot of students put on in their first year away from home, we were really excited to see that they chose a photograph of a regular college student, someone we could relate to, an average girl just struggling in her own way with the personal demons of a bar raised too high.
Just regular plain-Jane Daphne Oz. She's nothing much to look at, and most of the boys just ignore her, but if you actually spent a few minutes getting to know her, you'd find that she's just as human as you or me. Ugly, but human.