In a very interesting new experiment that went viral yesterday, 24-year-old radio journalist Esther Honig had her picture Photoshopped by people from 25 different countries. She told the designers to ‘make her look beautiful’ according to their country’s assumed beauty standards: from skin lightening and excessive make-up to strange ’dos and jewellery.
‘They are intriguing and insightful in their own right; each one is a reflection of both the personal and cultural concepts of beauty that pertain to their creator. 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 illusive,’ Honig said.
What do you think of these images? We think they speak volumes about how much focus the world puts on appearance.