Woman Gets Her Body Photoshopped in 18 Countries To Examine Global Beauty Standards


Inspired by artist Esther Honig and using the below original picture, a U.K.-based online doctor service asked graphic designers from around the world to photoshop the model’s form by making her, in their opinion, more attractive to other citizens of each of their countries.

“Widely held perceptions of beauty and perfection can have a deep and lasting cultural impact on both women and men,” the service said. “The goal of this project is to better understand potentially unrealistic standards of beauty and to see how such pressures vary around the world.”

The results are very interesting, don’t you think?

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30 Comments

  1. why did the “artist” feel the need to put that girl’s face on another person’s body in the original image (note the wording “original” wanting you to believe it wasn’t edited)? Human anatomy and proportions are important if you want to make a believable image.

  2. Some of the worst Retouching I have ever seen, and the UK is the worst. If they had taken this image to reputable retouching houses and given a brief you would see a fair representation of retouching. This is a farse. Anyone can give an image to any old sharliton that has no idea about how to use photoshop properly and end up with rubbish like this. Whoever commissioned this obviously didn’t have any money to get this done properly so if you pay peanuts you get monkeys and there are so many monkeys that call themselves retouchers.

  3. I think the Spanish illustrator was that lazy that he didn’t make any change on the pic. That wouldn’t be the ideal girl in Spain in a million of years. The ideal one would be closer to the Argentinian or Italian ones. That girl on the pic would be considered fat in Spain.

        1. Absolutely. There’s fat people who are healthy. Heavyweight lifters look really fat, but that’s mostly muscle and mass that they need to lift. They can move freely, their blood is fine, they exercise daily. I can’t mind that. If someone is so fat that they can’t get on a buss easily, they have a problem and I have zero compassion for them.

      1. 1/3 of all cancers in the world are due to being a fatass. Being fat increases your chances of getting cancer by more than 50%. Heart disease (caused by being fat) is the lead killer of people in America. 2/3 of people in America are fat. 1/3 of kids are fat.

        As a non-smoker thin and fit person, I would much rather have a smoker smoke next to me than a fat arm brush against me and I would much rather smell cigarette smoke than fat sweat. One of the reasons I go so hard on fat people is because I notice how hard people go on smokers, and other people’s fatness is much bigger incovenience to me and a much bigger health risk to them. Their being fat affects me much more than smokers smoking.

        Plus, smokers don’t always raise their kids to be smokers too (both my parents are heavy smokers), where fat people not only raise their kids to be obese, they can give birth to an obese baby. A woman’s fatness is a health risk to her offspring, similar to incest, or drinking/smoking during pregnancy. It affects not only me, but everyone – it affects the people I have to live with. So you can go fuck yourself.

      1. As you say, darling. In the mean time, enjoy your fat women or fat men. Unless you’re dating fat people, don’t even dare call me an idiot, because you’re absolutely the same as me. And if you are – thanks for keeping them happy while I have some self-respect.

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