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Wander Lord

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What is Beauty?

What is Beauty

Beauty

When you look in the mirror, do you like what you see? If yes, you are lucky. But don’t be upset if you don’t like your appearance, nobody’s perfect.
But how far would people go to be more attractive?
Both women and men want to become more beautiful. And if creams and lotions can’t do the trick, both sexes are increasingly ready to submit to the surgeon’s knife in search of perfection.
The world record for plastic surgery is held by Cindy Jackson — who has had more than 20 operations to redesign herself from top to toe. She has spent 55,000 pounds over eight years to achieve the Barbie Doll look, and considers it money well spent. “Now I can cross the street whenever I want to because male drivers will always stop to look at my figure.”

Cindy Jackson

Cindy Jackson

Now there are a lot of women and also men who look like dolls. Just look at them.
Herbert Chavez, Superman fan, underwent about 19 plastic surgeries to look like his hero. He has spent more than 300 thousand pesos (about 7,000 dollars).

Herbert Chavez

Herbert Chavez

Vanilla Chamu from Japan has spent more than 100 thousand dollars on plastic surgery to look like French doll. The woman underwent 30 operations.

Vanilla Chamu

Vanilla Chamu

Justin Jedlica always wanted to look like Ken, Barbie’s friend. The man spent more than 100 thousand dollars. He underwent 90 operations.

Justin Jedlica

Justin Jedlica

Valeriya Lukyanova from Odessa is the most famous Barbie girl. Valeriya became Internet sensation.

Valeriya Lukyanova ken

Barbie and Ken. Valeriya Lukyanova and Justin Jedlica

Kiristina Rey has the world’s biggest lips! She wanted to look like Jessica Rabbit.

Kristina Rey

Kristina Rey

Anastasiya Shpagina looks like anime character.

What is Beauty?

Anastasiya Shpagina

Anastasiya Shpagina

Angelica Kenova is Russian Barbie Girl.

Angelica Kenova

Angelica Kenova

Here is one more Barbie Girl – Dakota Rose.

Dakota Rose

Dakota Rose

Research shows that beautiful people get a better deal. Small babies prefer to look at them, teachers are kinder to them and even mothers pay more attention to their prettier children. At school attractive children are punished less and often get higher marks for the same work.
Every day, we’re bombarded with beautiful faces. They smile at us from advertising hoardings, TV screens and magazines. Their perfect smiles, flawless cheekbones and wide eyes fuel the multibillion-dollar beauty industry.

But what exactly is beauty?
For centuries men have tried to come up with a mathematical formula for beauty. The ancient Greeks thought the number three was the answer— a beautiful face was one that could be divided into three exactly equal parts, hairline to eyebrows, eyebrows to mouth, and finally mouth to chin.
The Victorians believed that a face with great beauty possessed the average features of all other faces. However, recent research found that the most attractive faces have higher cheekbones, a thinner jaw and larger eyes relative to the size of the face than an average one.
Dr Alfred Linney at University College Hospital measured the faces of models and has found out that there’s no such thing as the beautiful face. Instead the features of models turn out to be just as varied as everyone else’s.
“There was no one ideal of beauty. In fact, there were some with features that could normally make them candidates for cosmetic surgery!”
Another survey shows that all sorts of non-standard looks still count as beautiful.
The truth is that when it comes to choosing a mate, beauty is still very much in the eye of the beholder. Some of us make the oddest choices.

Does your face fit?
In Los Angeles, California, lives a man who says he has the secret of facial perfection. Plastic surgeon Dr Stephen Marquadt has developed The Mask — a blueprint for the perfect face. He claims it shows the proportions of the ideal face — and the more a person’s face fits the Mask, the more attractive they are.