Beauty is in the eye of the beholder—or so the saying goes. However, there's also the unspoken rule of beauty standards that varies country to country. It's widely accepted that what is beautiful in one part of the world might not be pleasant in another, which adds to diversity on the global scale. But there's another side to it, as it inflicts somewhat harsh standards on people. In order to point this out, an experiment was conducted by Superdrug Online Doctor to take a closer look at the local beauty standards in several countries and compare how they hold up against each other. According to them, "Since what is perceived as beautiful can vary substantially around the world, our study of the ideal body image attempted to compare as diverse opinions as possible."

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Spain

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Monica Martinez Castañeda
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3 months ago

Yeah, wish that was the beauty standard in Spain...

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China

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Iapetos
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3 months ago

Basically a doll.

Bon Bon(still purple boi)
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3 months ago

more like lol

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Verena Gitterle
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3 months ago

So - a ten year old with breasts

Commander Rex
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3 months ago

Yeah...

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Karyn Langdon
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3 months ago

"who cares if her head is disformed"

RoseTheMad
Community Member
3 months ago

that's just scary.. :/

IDNOP008🥺
Community Member
3 months ago

So the Chinese want their women to be affected by anorexia

yvette
Community Member
3 months ago

the amount of asian girls i see in every thinspo thread is insane.

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Robert Bailey
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3 months ago

So if you replace all the parts, is it still the same ship?

J.Norton
Community Member
3 months ago

Good lord! The 2nd photo is just wrong.....

Susan Green
Community Member
3 months ago

Gross

Ozacoter
Community Member
3 months ago

Yeah disgusting :( Its ok to be naturally a bit underweight (or overweight). Nobody is perfect. But promoting this BMI is unethical.

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Frances Petendra
Community Member
3 months ago

No wonder their clothing sizes are all wacky 🤔

Piper McLean
Community Member
3 months ago

Second picture gives me the creeps

JennyBee
Community Member
3 months ago

China is scary

Forty Seven Pandas
Community Member
3 months ago

Yikes!

Nicky
Community Member
3 months ago

This is so frightening.

Marnie
Community Member
3 months ago

An 11 year old girl with breasts. Frightening.

Samiya Masih
Community Member
3 months ago

Thx Marnie

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LENNON GRAF
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3 months ago

OH GOD WHERES THE CROSS

kjorn
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3 months ago

yuk

WholesomeArmyweeb
Community Member
3 months ago

she looks like a barbie?!

Jill Bussey
Community Member
3 months ago

Shapeless and characterless. So sad that they think this is healthy and acceptable.

Jo Choto
Community Member
3 months ago

So China likes deformed girls, apparently.

Fred and George Weasley
Community Member
3 months ago

thats scary

a Minecraft girl
Community Member
3 months ago

It’s a doll....

Night Owl
Community Member
3 months ago

Nope

𝓴𝓪𝔀𝓪𝓲𝓲_𝓐𝓾𝓭𝓻𝓮𝔂
1 month ago

They left out a detail. In China, they favor pale skin.

Samiya Masih
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3 months ago

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Jane Doe
Community Member
3 months ago

This is totally understandable. The body type of the Asians is totally different than the one of the Europeans or Americans. They are small, thin and their bodies have very balanced proportions. This Photoshop model is a bad one but still give the VERY general picture.

Pirun Chitrudi amphai
Community Member
3 months ago

The original picture is wrong to begin with. Asian, European and African have very much different body structures (and this is not even in details of being Caucasian , Arab, African, etc). It is true that the social perception on women body here in Asia is not always right. But to use the wrong comparison make it even worse, giving us the negativity without just cause.

Ozacoter
Community Member
3 months ago

Not true. Some asians are more petitie than some caucasians. But this is not a small woman. She is very underweight.

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USA

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Mustn’t eat the mango 🥭
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3 months ago

This is too true.

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In order to explore the different perceptions of beauty in various corners of the world, the site contacted 18 graphic designers and provided them with an original picture of a girl. The goal was for those designers to recreate the picture to reflect the local beauty standards. "Widely held perceptions of beauty and perfection can have a deep and lasting cultural impact on both women and men," said Superdrug Online Doctor. "The goal of this project is to better understand potentially unrealistic standards of beauty and to see how such pressures vary around the world."

#4

Colombia

Colombia

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IDNOP008🥺
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3 months ago

It’s the hair that changed

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Peru

Peru

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BlockDog02
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3 months ago

The prettiest for me so far XD. So apparently I like Peru beauty... hmmm

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Italy

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Luna Lovegood!
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3 months ago

where's her neck??

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The original intent was to have female graphic designers edit the picture in order to have a clearer, woman’s view of what their culture finds attractive and "to understand more about the pressures they face." However, the list of partner designers was expanded to include 4 men, with the requirement that they would seek input from women and change the picture based on their feedback.

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UK

UK

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Iso
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3 months ago

the uk said no backgrounds, nope, none at all

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#8

Egypt

Egypt

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Lucy Skinner
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3 months ago

High waist-hip-ratio is a beauty standard among almost all cultures.

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#9

Mexico

Mexico

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Glory The Rainwing
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3 months ago

Prettiest one in my opinion

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End results render the photo almost unrecognizable in some cases. Some countries in North and South America lean towards an exaggerated hourglass figure, presenting a somewhat unrealistic view of women, while certain European and Asian countries favor a very slim and petite build, which in some cases is steering towards unhealthy. Superdrug Online Doctor stated they are planning to further expand the study, with the possibility to include men next time as well.

#10

South Africa

South Africa

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Eva Chikabadwa
Community Member
3 months ago

What a lie

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Philippines

Philippines

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Sheanna Caban
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3 months ago

I would rock it in the Philippines. The top of my body is way bigger than the bottom half.

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Venezuela

Venezuela

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Sheanna Caban
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3 months ago

I got you Venezuela

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Serbia

Serbia

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Artist... I guess
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3 months ago

How come this Serbia one looks 2d?

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Ukraine

Ukraine

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Bisexuali-tea
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3 months ago

some of these are so edited they just look bad. like a middle schooler did them XD

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Netherlands

Netherlands

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Karyn Langdon
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3 months ago

I love that the Netherlands gave her boots to wear.

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Romania

Romania

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Marla Moops
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3 months ago

I would be popular In Romania

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Argentina

Argentina

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Sista of the moon
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3 months ago

The real tragedy is that these edits suck...

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Syria

Syria

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Sheepeggs
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3 months ago

Shiiiiiiiiiiinnnnyyyyyy

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