The Media and Eating Disorders: How Much Does One Influence the Other? "Celebrities, icons and the media in general can play a significant roll in how young girls – and boys – view themselves and their bodies. In the United States, celebrities are seen as role models and icons by thousands and therefore it’s crucial that they act responsibly, especially in what they say and do in reference to their body image and self-esteem." Chief Marketing Officer Julie Holland discusses the potential effect of media on adolescents in her EverydayHealth.com blog. Read more here.