Beauty ideals in different countries. The USA has really weird taste

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This is so weird.

Ester Honig, a “human interest reporter” shared a picture with 40 photo editors in over 25 countries, using service sharing site Fiverr (not sure if the project is an ad for Fiverr but it might as well be) and told them to “make me look beautiful.” So they went to town with the Photoshop.

The idea, I think, is that it’s supposed to show the ideal beauty in each of these countries, though really it may just show the ideal of the photo editor and maybe doesn’t say anything about the country at all. I don’t know. But let’s say it does say something about the country (it makes a better headline)…

The result? She looks worse in every single retouched photograph than in the untouched one (above). I’m not just saying that. She’s a pretty girl  and I really think she looks better as is – and I don’t say that about everyone (OK, I kind of do but not ALWAYS).

The U.S.A. version is literally gross. She looks like a child pageant queen with a squishy face starring in a young adult vampire B movie.

More takeaways:

Sri Lankans don’t know how to apply makeup evenly

Germans like redheads

Greeks really likes eyelashes

WTF, Philippines?

Meanwhile, Honig herself said, “Photoshop allows us to achieve our unobtainable standards of beauty, but when we compare those standards on a global scale, achieving the ideal remains all the more elusive.”

Here are the pictures.

Morocco

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India

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Sri Lanka

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Ukraine

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 Romania

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Philippines

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Bangladesh

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Chile

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U.S.A.

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Argentina

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Australia

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Germany

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Israel

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U.K.

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Italy

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Venezuela

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Vietnam

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