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For instance, fashion magazines are often criticized for portraying lean and thin women models that obviously inspire young women to become to be thin as the fashion models they used to see in such magazines. (Dittmar et al 2009:45). Further, some teen magazines particularly those aimed at young girls who want to become models, and these magazines help them to find out which clothes are considered to be fashionable at a specific point in time and what is expected to be pleasant to wear. Thus, for many young women, those images in the fashion magazines’ acts as a source of information as to what to wear and how to differentiate them from other girls. Thus, magazines play a greater role in shaping the self-identity of females (Kotler 2002). This research essay will discuss in detail with a reflection on the engagement with theoretical concepts of the social interactionist theory about how magazines change the way females shape their self-identity?