Beauty is subjective- what we find attractive in other people generally varies from one person to the next. But the picture you have in mind of what a beautiful woman looks like probably isn’t that far off from what your peers find beautiful. You and your friends surely have your individual preferences but this beautiful woman you’re picturing probably looks similar to a celebrity, or someone you’ve seen on the cover of a magazine.
But if you asked someone outside of your hometown what the ideal beautiful woman looks like, it will likely be very different from what you pictured. Beauty standards are part of pop culture, and pop culture is different all over the world.
Watch below to learn about these varying international beauty ideals:
While the American moms on Toddlers and Tiaras are rushing to spray tan their tiny pageant queens, the women in the far East avoid that bronzed look because it is considered to be a look of the lower class.
Plastic surgery is certainly common all over the world, but the popularity of certain procedures differ depending on where you are.
So what have we learned today? Unattainable beauty standards for women are inescapable. If you want to avoid them altogether, you’ll have to live underground. But what we can also take from this is that there is no right answer to what beautiful is. Embrace your striking features even if they aren’t part of the norm, because everyone is beautiful to someone.