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The Relativity of beauty

Recently there is a study about the relativity of beauty that shows us how people from different places and cultures have their own perception of beauty.

Esther Honig is a journalist that conducted a “Before and After” project to see the difference of the perception of beauty from people from different countries and cultures. She sent a picture of herself (without make up) to people from 25 different countries such as US, UK, Germany, India, Kenya, Bangladesh, Philipines, and other countries; she then asked them to modify the picture using Photoshop and make it beautiful according to their countries perception.

The result is very interesting, it can be seen on her website. Just check her website at estherhonig(dot)com, click under the “before and after” section and you will see the different perception of beauty from different countries.

Image Credit » Image is mine

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Scorpie wrote on September 1, 2014, 1:10 PM

Ukraine was my favorite. Don't know why.

MegL wrote on September 1, 2014, 1:31 PM

I looked at all of them twice over and couldn't decide on a favourite. They were all lovely.

aolo wrote on September 4, 2014, 5:00 AM

it is true that everybody's perception really defers especially towards beauty...and that's why they say one man's meat is another man's poison

Feisty56 wrote on September 5, 2014, 10:12 AM

That makes perfect sense to me -- that beauty is relative based on culture and likely many individual factors, too. To a thirsty person, a small puddle may look like heaven on earth, but to someone else without such a need, the puddle might appear just to be a nuisance.

oldies909 wrote on September 23, 2014, 2:28 AM

That is so true. What is pretty to one person could be ugly to another.