The Ideal Female Body According To Global Cultural Preferences

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To explore how the perception of beauty varies across the globe, UK medical website, Superdrug Online Doctor, performed an intriguing experiment. They send out a portrait of a woman to 18 female graphic designers across the world, asking them to Photoshop the image according to their culture’s perception of beauty and an ideal female figure. As you can see below, the resulting submissions are fascinating, to say the least. [Continue reading below…]

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Widely uphold beauty standards can have a deep and lasting cultural impact on both women and men. The goal of this experiment was to get a better understanding of potentially unrealistic beauty standards and to see how such pressures vary around the world.

This is the original portrait that was sent out to 18 female graphic designers in 18 countries around the world:

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And here are the results:

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