TMPhoto: Do you find yourself attractive?
Ben: "Do I find myself attractive?" Well, I'm proud of the work I've done as a dancer and really like some pictures captured of me during different photo shoots, but I don't know if I would say I find myself attractive. I think as a dancer I'm prone to be self-deprecating when it comes to body image - overly critical of my physical self and looking for ways to improve. In that sense I think I have an awkward posture through my neck line, a goofy smile, my chest and abs could be more impressive and my jaw-line is dwarfed by my Adam's apple. It also wouldn't hurt for me to have longer legs, more extension through my knees, and more articulate feet. BUT I do think I'm in pretty good shape, I've got nice blue eyes, and on most days I feel fairly confident leaving the house dressed-for-success and ready to present myself to the world. I don't think my critical impression of my physical image is a bad thing in that I think I can recognize an imperfection without labeling it a flaw. I see things that could be better, always, but I feel good about where I am and how I continue to grow.