Skip to comments.These Photoshopped Portraits Show How People Define Beauty In 19 Different Countries
Posted on 06/26/2014 6:03:51 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
In an effort to get a glimpse of how the world thinks about beauty, the journalist Esther Honig sent out a photo of herself to graphic designers in more than 20 countries. Their task: to edit the photo to make Honig look "beautiful" however the designer defined the term.
The results are telling. Each photo represents the personal and cultural beauty standards of the designer, with the American editor giving Honig bright blue eyes and long hair, and the Israeli designer darkening her eyes and skin.
You can read more about the project at Honig's website. Click below to see photos from the 19 different countries she's posted so far.
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She looks like Groucho in the Indian version.
The UK version surprised me — didn’t seem at all British.
And the US one was just ugly and weird.
And the folks in India seems to really like eyebrows.
Ha ha! Morocco!
You all can stop at Argentina, it doesn’t get any better.
The US version was the worst. Looks like a 6 year old did it in 1st grade computer lab.
Israel made her into a man.
The Italian one looked the best to me.
She looks just fine the way she is in the real world.
I thought the one from Morocco was the ugliest. Oddly, I think I have seen a photo of a Moroccan Princess who was hot.
I think she looks good as is! I wouldn’t mind waking up to that in the morning...
Interesting—but reminds too much of a little girl playing make up with paper dolls. Italy the prettiest.
It would be very easy for that to pass as a young dude.
So Esther Honig figured out a crunchy-granola eco-friendly dare-you-to-avoid-sounding-racist way of screaming LOOK AT ME AGAIN AND AGAIN!
Just like the little narcissistic liberal tw@t she really is.
I’m in love with the original!
Concur. I thought the Serbian version was quite attractive and was only a slight touch up on the woman.
They got United States wrong. In the U.S., celebrity women have enormous bee-stung lips resembling a goose’s anus.
I found that to be interesting. I wasn’t really fond of any of them, I guess you need to have a good base to work with first... I suppose.
I’d hit all but the India and Morroco ones.
(In before Laz)
Those caterpillars India added are creeping me out.
And that habib hass me thinking terrorism.
US was kind of wierd, they slanter her eyes.
And I liked what the Phillipines did with her hair.
I don’t think any of them are really pretty.
There were several girls in my high school class who were prettier and by a good bit.
They actually erased her collarbones. I didn't like the American version, and she is actually prettier in a the untouched version than a lot of them.
I think the big lesson here is that no matter where you are in the world, what culture you belong to, people need more Photoshop lessons.
Agreed. I see more attractive young ladies pretty much every day. She’s not ugly, but doesn’t stand out by any means.
Like another poster said upthread, it’s all about the “look at me” factor. Narcissistic shallow chick fishing for attention.
RE: I dont think any of them are really pretty.
We gotta remember the original material.... you can only do so much with it...
I sometimes wonder if my memory is accurate. It was nearly 50 years ago that I was in high school. A few days ago I got out my old 65 annual and sure enough, they were just as beautiful as I remembered.
“I think she looks good as is!”
My first thought as well, I did the the UK version though.
That was exactly my reaction. Perhaps they had a gay guy do the work on it.
Ha ha! Morocco!
Oddly, I find the Moroccan version the most attractive.
One thing I’ve learned from a limited knowledge of photography is that cultures have very different ideas around color photography and prints. Images that we consider “honest” color here in the US is dull and lifeless in Asia; European imagery is “cooler” than ours. Film (when they actually made many kinds) was formulated for each region.
Pakistan would be my pick.
I agree... and Esther is a such a beautiful name as well.
These looked very amateurish. I actually laughed at the “pearls” on the Chilean version.
Whoa, damn. caption that!
I liked Bulgaria and Serbia.
It’s the Islamic ideal for every Jewish woman. The colors were attractive, I agree.
I think she’s gorgeous just the way she is. No enhancement or improvement needed.
Serbia and Pakistan.
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