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You’ll be surprised to see how the perception of beauty differs around the world

Beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder. Most people, no matter who they are or where they come from, have a standard of beauty. We all know the girls we would love to look like and the boys think that way, too, whether they admit it or not. It is natural. Biologically, we are attracted to certain traits and features. It appears that where you are in the world has a large effect on which traits are at the top of the list. An experiment was done, taking the body of one woman and having people from different countries modify it to match their ideal. Esther Honig is the artist who inspired this project. It shows the many ways one photo can be changed to appeal to different groups of people. This model’s picture was sent to marketers around the world to be Photoshopped. As you will see, every country did something different with their model. This project really showcases the way people perceive beauty from all over the world and it it pretty fascinating. The original photo shows an average size woman. Not big, not small, pretty much in the middle. Small to medium chest, waistline, and hips. Super cute and very attractive in my opinion! The picture from Argentina seems to prefer a smaller overall frame. With a thigh gap. I don’t think I’ll ever have one of those! I guess is a good thing I don’t live in Argentina! The picture from South Africa is very similar to the one from Argentina, but with lighter toned skin. The Photoshop job from Venezuela featured a lot more hair, and a darker Hugh. It also came with a much larger chest and thinner legs. They do not put much value on a thigh gap, which is good news for most of us! And they like a curvier girl! A little junk in the trunk is a good thing if you live there! The picture from the United States featured much smaller legs, and a much smaller waist. It is the typical hourglass figure that so many strive for! You’ll be surprised to see how the perception of beauty differs around the world!

This Is How It Started

An all-American, healthy and happy girl. This is what we expect to see when walking down most American streets and it’s cute.
American

Argentina
As you can see, a smaller figure is more favored in this part of the world.
Argentina

South Africa
This image is quite similar to the one from Argentina but the skin color has been made lighter.
South Africa

Venezuela
Hair takes the stage in this Photoshop job. In Venezuela, hair is apparently kind of a big deal down there. It does look good, no lie.
Venezuela

Spain
If you were going to party in Ibiza like all the kids are doing these days, girls who look like this might be all over the place. This is Spain’s beauty standard and it is much easier to work with than some of the others on here.
Spain

U.S.A.
Curves and a gap? In America, you can want everything and it looks like Photoshoppers have it down.
USA

China
Hats off to whoever was skilled enough at Photoshop to completely change the race and bone structure of the model. Considering the way this image started, the transformation is impressive.
China

Colombia
Now a long-haired redhead, our model is all set for a time in Colombia. Lighter hair and skin is popular in these parts, but so is a healthy body shape.
Colombia

Philippines
In the Philippines, our model gets smaller hips but overall, a pretty reasonable size and shape.
Philippines

Netherlands
These artists went as far as changing clothes and adding boots. Our model got some pretty red hair like in Colombia and though she was made smaller, she looks natural.
Netherlands

Peru
Though her shape has been smoothed out, her legs and thighs maintain their thicker look which is refreshing.
Peru

Syria
Not sure what happened to her crotch. This is probably just a bad Photoshop job but it looks weird. It appears they were going for wider hips and a smaller torso but nope. Fail.
Syria

Egypt
Here’s one where you can really recognize the local flair. They’ve added dark hair and one hell of a tan. You’ll notice she’s much curvier than many of the other interpretations in this list.
Egypt

Romania
The quality of this job is so good, it hardly looks like she was touched up at all if you don’t see the original. Here she sports a gap that is proportionate to the rest of her body.
Romania

Italy
It’s hard to believe any part of this was actually the original picture. It looks more like the model’s head on a completely different body. Altogether, this is frightening and a bit concerning.
Italy

Ukraine
“Lady In Red” must have been a popular song in the Ukraine when it came out. Here, our model is red from head to toe, right down to the nail polish. She’s much smaller up top and the crotch looks weird in this one too.
Ukraine

Mexico
Mexico gave our model a nice tan, a small gap and one heck of a waste to hip ratio. That’s one voluptuous mama.
Mexico

United Kingdom
Not sure why they changed the background but this British interpretation of our model does seem consistent with what one would see in British media. We have here a smaller, lighter-skinned version of our model who looks to have more of that red hair we keep seeing in this list.
United Kingdom

Serbia
This is the first image in which makeup seemed to be the most dramatic change. Yes, most of the Photoshop jockeys in this list have shrunk our model to smaller sizes, but this one also made enhancements to this girl’s face. Her lips are more red and eyes are more defined, a nod to fashion in Serbia
Serbia

Main and collage image via Hugo Felix / Shutterstock / Online Doctor

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