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These Photoshopped Portraits Show How People Define Beauty In 19 Different Countries
Business Insider ^ | 06/26/2014 | Aaron Taube

Posted on 06/27/2014 7:28:10 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

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.
 

 

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Travel
KEYWORDS: beauty; photoshop
Original

This photo of Honig has been photoshopped by designers in more than 20 countries.

1 posted on 06/27/2014 7:28:10 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Click the link - NOT A SLIDESHOW - and see how beauty is defined accross the world.

It will surprise you.


2 posted on 06/27/2014 7:29:15 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Beauty as defined by one Photoshop expert in each country?


3 posted on 06/27/2014 7:31:35 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Loved them all except Morocco.


4 posted on 06/27/2014 7:32:19 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Responsibility2nd

I think the original picture is the best look...


5 posted on 06/27/2014 7:35:20 AM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: Responsibility2nd

Beauty as this article defined for United States is absolutely a joke. Whom exactly are they asking? Immature teenagers?


6 posted on 06/27/2014 7:35:32 AM PDT by John123 (US$ - I owe you nothing. Euro - Who owes you nothing.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I tend to agree.

This is not a representation of countries, except in a broad sense.

This is a representation of artists.

In the US, artists tend to be in the middle sexually, meaning they tend themselves to be sort of vague.

I doubt this is representative of anything.

I certainly don’t enthusiastically adopt the US version.

Just saying.


7 posted on 06/27/2014 7:35:55 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Gen.Blather

Actually I was surprised half of them, including the UK, didn’t look like Morrocco!

And I will admit to have a naughty thought when I saw the word “Kenya”...


8 posted on 06/27/2014 7:35:56 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Responsibility2nd

United States was hiddeous...probably on purpose. Of course the muslim garb loses by default.


9 posted on 06/27/2014 7:36:34 AM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: Responsibility2nd

They had me going until the clown makeup department representing the U.S.


10 posted on 06/27/2014 7:36:40 AM PDT by dangus
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To: John123

Yeah....if this is supposed to represent the US idea of beauty nowadays, where’s the tats and various piercings and stretchings? And why is the hair all one color?


11 posted on 06/27/2014 7:39:19 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Gen.Blather
Loved them all except Morocco.

The burqa is needed to hide the bruises.

12 posted on 06/27/2014 7:41:30 AM PDT by fwdude (The last time the GOP ran an "extremist," Reagan won 44 states.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

What’s with the cheek blush on the US one? Looks ridiculous.


13 posted on 06/27/2014 7:42:19 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods)
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To: John123
Beauty as this article defined for United States is absolutely a joke. Whom exactly are they asking? Immature teenagers?

i agree... no photoshop expert in the US would have that as the example of what it is considered beautiful here... i took it all pretty seriously until the US example...

and i find it hard to believe almost every country shown has the hair up in a bun... even in Greece, Italy and the United Kingdom? really???

i was hoping to see France...

14 posted on 06/27/2014 7:44:28 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Philippines is my fav.


15 posted on 06/27/2014 7:45:52 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

she’s pretty from the get-go. don’t need no steenking photoshop


16 posted on 06/27/2014 7:48:38 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Responsibility2nd
It's interesting that the photoshop that makes her most resemble a trashy streetwalker is from...

...The United States.

How very disappointing.

17 posted on 06/27/2014 7:48:43 AM PDT by 60Gunner (Fight with your head high, or grovel with your head low.)
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To: Steely Tom

I know, it’s ridiculous to attach meaning to this. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.


18 posted on 06/27/2014 7:50:54 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Responsibility2nd

If you saw women without their plucking and makeup, you would be shocked. Add in nose jobs and other surgery, and it’s all a big lie. Northern and Western European women tend to be naturally beautiful, and the rest of the World’s women tend to modify themselves to the extreme.

This girl, even in the “no makeup” state, has already had extreme “beautification” performed.


19 posted on 06/27/2014 7:53:33 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Responsibility2nd

Billy Joel left her photo as is. He said, “I love you just the way you are.”


20 posted on 06/27/2014 7:55:35 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.)
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To: G Larry

Agree. And them golden eyes in Pakistan.

Pretty.


21 posted on 06/27/2014 7:59:35 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Argentina and Greece!


22 posted on 06/27/2014 7:59:58 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Responsibility2nd

personally, i like Serbia’s best... i would wear that eye make up and lip color... minus the blush... heavy eye and pale lip with no blush is a French style of make-up application... it’s my favorite, along with the nude look... wearing make-up, but looking natural—like you aren’t wearing any...


23 posted on 06/27/2014 8:01:22 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Born to Conserve

[ If you saw women without their plucking and makeup, you would be shocked. Add in nose jobs and other surgery, and it’s all a big lie. Northern and Western European women tend to be naturally beautiful, and the rest of the World’s women tend to modify themselves to the extreme.

This girl, even in the “no makeup” state, has already had extreme “beautification” performed ]

My idiot sister wore more damned makeup that Tammy Faye Baker every single and then before my dad’s funeral about 15 years ago, I saw her without makeup... Her skin was literally destroyed by it...

I had already been a minimalist concerning such things, but it was right then and there I swore off ever wearing makuop again unless it was for a special event and even then I resolved to only do absolute bare minimal makeup and that is to only use it to minimize zits and blemishes.


24 posted on 06/27/2014 8:02:52 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
She's a cute gal.

I like the original.


25 posted on 06/27/2014 8:06:10 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Responsibility2nd
From Iceland:

 


26 posted on 06/27/2014 8:10:29 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Greece. Definitely.

Although Phillipines has much to recommend it too ...


27 posted on 06/27/2014 8:13:13 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: GraceG

That’s one of the reasons I never wear make up either.


28 posted on 06/27/2014 8:16:58 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: Responsibility2nd

Who knew that those in the US trailer parks had photoshop expertise?


29 posted on 06/27/2014 8:20:41 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Looks like a nice Jewish girl, so Isreal did nothing... except give her thicker eyebrows? If you're going to make her look like Groucho Marx, you should at least give her a cigar!
30 posted on 06/27/2014 8:20:57 AM PDT by mikeus_maximus (Not since the Civil War has the country been so ideologically divided: Americans v. "World Citizens")
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
In the US, artists tend to be in the middle sexually, meaning they tend themselves to be sort of vague.

You mean not ALL the artsy-fartsy crowd are queers? Oh, yeah; I forgot the metrosexuals.

31 posted on 06/27/2014 8:23:08 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Born to Conserve
This girl, even in the “no makeup” state, has already had extreme “beautification” performed.

Oh baloney, she hasn't even plucked her eyebrows!

Anyway, I found it interesting that the Asian designers seemed most likely to appreciate her beauty as it is. Argentina cracked me up because she looks like half the women in my parish. That's evidently a VERY standard look for Hispanic ladies!

32 posted on 06/27/2014 8:23:53 AM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

33 posted on 06/27/2014 8:26:57 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: Responsibility2nd

Not guilty...


34 posted on 06/27/2014 8:27:17 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: To Hell With Poverty
Oh baloney, she hasn't even plucked her eyebrows!

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Correctamundo. Eyebrows make or break the face. Hairy bushy brows reminds us of eastern European girls with more body hair than a brown bear. Shaved and penciled in brows are also ridiculous.

Then theirs the Mexican look.


35 posted on 06/27/2014 8:32:34 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

she is a naturally beautiful young girl. tell you one thing, I would work hard on protecting her from wolves.


36 posted on 06/27/2014 8:32:48 AM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: Responsibility2nd

Saudi Arabia


37 posted on 06/27/2014 8:37:52 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Not a damn thing wrong with the original photo. She needs no make up


38 posted on 06/27/2014 9:06:11 AM PDT by Married with Children
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To: Responsibility2nd

I think Bulgaria, Morocco and Serbia did the best jobs. Some of them, like Greece and the US, made her look like she had a ton of makeup on.


39 posted on 06/27/2014 10:43:33 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I think she would look better in Dubly.


40 posted on 06/27/2014 2:08:50 PM PDT by tinyowl (A equals A)
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To: John123

Interesting tidbit: most of the fashion industry for the U.S. is run by homosexuals.


41 posted on 06/27/2014 2:11:29 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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