this thread makes a great source of references Thanks for everyone for posting!
Great thread! I only went through the first page so far. 2 pictures struck me in a negative way though.... one of an old woman with a missing eye, and that of one with a stretched out belly after giving birth... Now I'm all for people being confident in themselves but why is it that, I've noticed, feminist women tend to enforce their belief on others? As if they need to convince others that they are beautiful in order for them to believe themselves... I understand that its wrong for others to sympathize or look down at women who don't fit the unrealistic portrayal set by the media. But such a response just seems like fighting Fire with fire.
Some randoms from my reference folder, the pole vaulter is Allison Stokke, and not only is she gorgeous but she has got some skills too.
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I can enjoy a pretty face from both sexes, but it’s only fleeting. Real beauty comes from within. Just go and relook at this thread and spot how many vacuous, insincere smiles there are. Remember this is what you’re attracted to. Notice the same spacing and size of the eyes to the head. See how advertising has brainwashed you into seeing only one type of face is an ideal.
I think its an insecurity that too many women suffer from and men (in general) don't have that problem. Either women want to get plastic surgery to look like the "perfect" female form or they want to challenge it. whilst men in general dont take it as seriously.
Edit: I was wrong about the old lady wit the missing eye, Im speaking mostly about the one with the wrinkled belly
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I think lots of attractive albeit vaguely spooky chicks are hot but, say, Cristina Scabbia and PJ Harvey win because they're awesome at something other than just looking hot.
There are quite a few chicks who kinda look like this but serious talent is worth 100 million bonus points minimum, in my world.
In short, while none of these chicks are exactly unpleasant to look at, they only cross over into "uberhot" by virtue of their talent, intelligence, personality etc.
It's not just boobs, therefore I must concur with Ms. Spots theory of hotness...
Also, Brody Dalle. \o/ . Brody Dalle............BrodyBrodyBrody...
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Leelee Sobieski, who has one of the most captivating faces I've ever seen.
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I have to say I'm totally stuck on one of the dancers from Americas Best Dance Crew. (guilty pleasure) Veronica Collazo from Afroborike. I'm totally mesmerized by her eyes. Unfortunately this is really the only decent pic I could find.
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I’m going to put out a challenge here because my Google-Fu sometimes escapes me. Find traditional Japanese beauties without the lid operation, Indian ones without a nose job, and African women not coming from the northern half. All of them should not be a western ideal. I hoped this thread would be a celebration of different types of women, but unlike the men’s the choice, it is so narrow here, with a few exceptions. Now there are women from all of the above who would quite easily fit into the western norms of beauty, but try harder.
I’m not bitter; just don’t understand why some guys have to limit their choice so dramatically, when there’s a world of different beauty out there waiting for you to rediscover them. Beauty was based on good health and that means regular features, it doesn’t mean the features have to be a certain shape or size.
I think more variety would help the thread, but at the same time it seems a little inane to whine about any else's choices when you can easily submit your own.
Human beings are social creatures, what we describe things as when they are familiar is mostly predefined by the societies we live in. the popular ideas of beauty are generalized, real beauty is found when you encounter something that maybe doesn't line up with those ideas, but you have no predefined understanding of and it blows your top of.
MMG beat me to it. Where I do agree with you in that there is a world of beauty out there and some may be brainwashed by media ideals, how can you tell people their taste is wrong? I've really enjoyed this thread from its feminazi roots to the melting pot it has become and I do agree that there may be some western cop out answers posted but that doesnt make them or the people that posted them wrong. If you are posting a challenge for all the Maxim reading guys posting pics from their spank bank to find beauty in a national geographic photo then maybe the princess should become the pauper and do a reverse challenge for herself. Both of you might learn something
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I like looking at ingenious groups... they often seem wiser, beautiful and more at peace than people who live in civilized societies.
or maybe I delve into way too many fantasy fiction media and am bias towards people who look like irl cosplayers :-P