Kendall Jenner and Alyssa Carson – Are we valuing beauty over expertise?

A social media debate has been brewing up over the last few days with comparisons between Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Kendall Jenner and aspiring astronaut, Alyssa Carson.

Users mainly across Instagram and Twitter have been expressing their thoughts as what captures our imagination the most. Are we more likely to appreciate a popular American socialite that has been a reality TV star and model for the past seven years over an upcoming, smart space enthusiast that has become the youngest person in history to overcome all of NASA’s aerospace tests?

It’s fair to say that Jenner is the most well known and globally recognised out of the two but we have to ask ourselves, are we exaggerating the importance of beauty over knowledge both from a female and male perspective? 

Professionals like Carson should be more respected and admired, not because of how she looks, but because of her dedication and skill to continue aiming for the stars in a male-dominated industry.

This debate needs to be put into perspective and by doing this, hopefully we can evaluate these topics in a balanced and neutral way in order to benefit the progression of the human race.