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One Woman Photoshopped by 18 Countries To Reveal Beauty Standards

One Woman Photoshopped by 18 Countries To Reveal Beauty Standards.
Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, especially because beauty standards are different around the world. Check out how perception of beauty vary across the globe.

In an experiment, Female artists were asked to alter a model’s entire body to make her “more attractive.” Female designers were chosen because “we wanted a woman’s view of what her culture finds attractive and to understand more about the pressures they face,” according to Superdrug Online Doctor’s website.


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Below is the original portrait that was sent out to 18 freelance designers in 18 countries around the world.

Original Portrait
Original Portrait

The instructions were same for all designers.

Photoshop her form. The idea is to Photoshop and retouch this woman to make her more attractive to the citizens of your country. We are looking to explore how perceptions of beauty change across the world. Multiple designers are involved. You can modify clothing, but her form must be visible. No nudity. All other changes, including those to her shape and form, are up to you.

Previously journalist Priscilla Wilson also performed similar experiment, focusing on the subject of biracial beauty around the world.

Here are the Photoshopped images that were sent back by designers and photographers from 18 different countries.

Argentina
Argentina
venezuela
venezuela
USA
USA
Ukraine
Ukraine
UK
UK
Syrua
Syrua
Spain
Spain
South-Africa
South-Africa
Serbia
Serbia
Romania
Romania
Phillippines
Phillippines
Peru
Peru
Netherlands
Netherlands
Mexico
Mexico
Italy
Italy
Egypt
Egypt
Colombia
Colombia
China
China

According to the researchers, “Designers’ changes made some of these images almost unrecognizable compared with the original photo. While some remained largely similar with the exception of slight slimming, others resemble a new woman altogether. Drastic changes in hair color, attire, and waist-to-hip ratio were common.”

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