Friday, April 27, 2012

Beauty




When you think of the world’s most beautiful woman, who comes to mind? Is it Beyonce, recently named “Most Beautiful” by People Magazine, or is it your best friend, wife or girlfriend? Or maybe you think of someone else famous like Megan Fox or Charlize Theron. Whoever comes to mind, just know you’re wrong. According to some scientists in Great Britain, subjectivity has got nothing to do with and this lovely lady pictured to the left, Florence Colgate, is the most beautiful woman based on facts and figures. Reported in a recent article on Gawker, Colgate was recently named Britain’s Most Beautiful Woman because her face is an example of near perfect symmetry. Yes, that’s right, in this photo where she is (supposedly) wearing no makeup, you can see that the 18-year-old, blonde, Caucasian woman is indeed attractive, but why is a whole different story. If beauty is all about symmetry and ratios and other things that sound absurd when you really think about them, why do those with the crooked smiles and gap teeth even bother? To this I wave my hands and say “phooey”, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

What are your thoughts?


Are you staring at a perfect face?


PS: I feel bad for this woman who will now be subjected to being picked apart by everyone who cares about the "mathematics" behind beauty.

3 comments:

The Clever Pup said...

Very Kant-ian to categorize beauty this way. And phoeey indeed to the no-makeup claim.

The Clever Pup said...

Oh - and her eyes are too close together. LOL.

amourissima said...

hahahaha!

I find her rather plain and made me later think that being beautiful doesn't necessarily mean being attractive. Interesting facing, those which aren't mathematically correct-- those are attractive. Sometimes being beautiful is also being ordinary and plain.

And I'm not trying to sound catty, if this woman were computer generated, I would feel much better picking her apart physically. It just got me thinking about a lot of different things.