Agreed. I feel that her saying she wanted to lose weight/change her diet because she saw a photo of herself that was unflattering just makes it obvious she's doing this largely for aesthetics. In her own words, she doesn't want the trolls to be right about her body. What exactly would they be "right" about? She wasn't fat and she still isn't fat, but if she actually wants to preach a healthy lifestyle, she wouldn't be doing this lol. Everyone's body is different, but there are ways to tighten and tone your body (not necessarily have a flat stomach, but to benefit your health overall and lower body fat) and only doing cardio and eating less isn't sustainable or good for everyone. Micaela kind of disappoints me because like a lot of other people, she seemed to be down to earth and knowledgable when I first watched her videos. I sympathize with her mental health struggles, which are exacerbated by interacting too much with people online, but there's a certain point where I really question whether the people around her are helping her or if they can even do anything for her at this point.
I feel like Qjin (and to a smaller extent Qwon) got really self conscious after moving to Korea and hides behind crazy hair colors and what seems like a self sabotaging haircut (imo.) SK is so image conscious that it's hard not to compare yourself to other people but it's just crazy the way they talk about their bodies or the way they shop because even if Qjin has gained weight or either of them have gained, they don't look big in the SLIGHTEST? I also felt they were a bit too small in their old pics, but I liked how simple and flattering their coordinates were. It also bums me out that Qwon is always the one that models in their videos. I also think that it has a bit to do with how conservative people dress in SK but also do they always have to wear huge oversized layered pieces?? Ugh
She's been talking about wanting a bigger butt for years now, while also working out regularly but not doing anything that would facilitate that. There's absolutely nothing wrong with her body aesthetically, so it kind of just boils down to her claiming to be chasing a beauty standard that makes her more relatable. It's not that deep.
Her "wanting" to be or appear to be thicc just sounds to me like she wants to be relatable in the way that most girls are like, "see, even though I have a body that totally fits into society's standards of beauty, i STILL want more." I mean, she obviously has issues with her appearance and is insecure, but she also seems to know enough about health and nutrition and working out to know that in order to build a natural big butt, you have to eat to support that as well as work out. Of course she won't do any of those things.
You can graduate and get your GED when you're 16 and leave high school. It's basically a high school equivalency test. As for college, I think she went to community college. Not sure if she finished her associate's degree or not.
RE: the AirBNB issue, I don't understand why Micaela went from people not wanting to be around loud foreigners straight to an incident where someone was murdered by a tourist who stayed at an AirBNB. Yes, her first point IS valid, but doesn't nearly have the same gravitas as the MURDER? She tends to escalate issues in this exact manner (conflating issues that are tangentially related but ultimately not the same) instead of saying what she really means. She has a problem with always needing to be the most right and have the last word.
This is my experience as well. I would say that most things are a size smaller with some exceptions, obviously. I feel like in the video Meghan was taking more into account different fits and styles, as well, while Sharla just wanted to stop having to talk about it. Awkward.
Sharla seemed suuuper uncomfortable in the video with Meghan. I don't know if it's a chemistry problem with Meghan or just her discomfort talking about what they were talking about. She kept on correcting Meghan on size conversions (Meghan claimed the sizes were one size off or that small sizes would fit sizes 00-6, and Sharla kept insisting L sizes felt more like S sizes and that S was also 00-4.) It's like idk what does she even know about things that aren't just free size crewneck sweaters/hoodies. It just felt like she couldn't wait to leave/stop recording. Also she needs to stop saying that she was in Japan for 12 years straight, no one is asking her how long she's ever been in Japan cumulatively.
She probably doesn't even want people to fix or touch her eyebrows because she, for some reason, already thinks they're the platonic shape for eyebrows. Just like how her eyelashes are ~soo thick~ but she refuses to curl or do anything with them, and how she does her eyeliner so fast that there's no reason to ever learn to do it better.
It's kind of funny bc back when I used to watch her videos, she used to always brag about how thick and full and natural her eyebrows were. Like cool, but even if you have thick brows it doesn't mean that you can't clean them up/reshape them into a more flattering shape that doesn't drag your whole face down.
That video that Angel took is so weird! It's so obvious they used a tall/long legs effect filter on Snow or something... of course Joan would somehow think it's "just a good angle." It's like when people take pictures of other people with Beautycam and are like oh my camera is just sooo good it makes everyone look amazing. lol