Rachel Bertsche is a journalist in Chicago. She is the author of the national bestseller MFW Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, More, Teen Vogue, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Fitness, CNN.com, and more. Before leaving New York for the Midwest, Bertsche was an editor at O, The Oprah Magazine.

The Perfection Trap

No matter how often we mock them, we can’t help but try to live like A-list celebrities—we want Jennifer’s perfect body, Angelina’s perfect family, and Heidi's effortless cool.