Beauty is a very subjective thing. What one person may deem beautiful could be seen as something entirely different to another person. With these differences, attempting to define beauty as something objective is where the problems occur. People feel the constant need to change their appearance in order to be “beautiful,” and this goes so far that it actually damages people both mentally and physically. Recently, a UK-based online doctor service asked graphic designers from around the world to photoshop the picture below.
The Original, Unaltered Photo
What they wanted to see was what appearance was deemed attractive in other countries. In their own words, they said: “Our own research found that 40% of men in the UK felt pressure from television and magazines to have a ‘perfect’ body and this has negative effects on how they view themselves and others.”
The resulting photos from this experiment are extremely interesting.