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What Do You Consider Beautiful?

If you tuned into Oprah yesterday, you'd see just how true the statement "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" is. Mara Schiavocampo of NBC news traveled around the word to find out how different cultures define beauty. She discovered that big butts and ankles are considered beautiful in Mauritania, a perfect nose is ideal for Iranian women, and straight hair and pale skin is what Japanese women go to great lengths to achieve. Since the American standard of beauty is different from those around the globe, it's more clear to me than ever just how many of us succumb to the pressures of societal norms. Of course, it's all about what makes us feel good from the inside out, but tell me ladies, what do you consider beautiful?


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eastcoastgirl eastcoastgirl 7 years
Beauty is as Beauty does!
CoMMember13630786602261 CoMMember13630786602261 8 years
I cant think of a single physical that alone defines beauty. The only thing I can think of is confidence....being comfortable with who you are and accepting yourself, flaws and all. I think girls with big fake boobs and bleached blonde hair with tons of makeup are hideous, because its so obvious that they are trying to cover something up. I think just being natural and not being afraid to be who you are is beauty.
ceark ceark 8 years
alexask alexask 8 years
i think women are beautiful. i can't decide any one or two types, i just think the curves and shapes of women are so much cooler than men. even though i'm straight, i fawn over wayyy more women than men. i remember karl lagerfeld once said something like, there is no beauty without strangeness, and although i see lots of normal pretty girls, the ones that stick out to me the most often have some kind of exaggerated feature or features.
khadeekiinsz khadeekiinsz 8 years
Women who are naturally beautiful. A woman who knows how to dress well, has a nice shape. (nice butt, nice boobs, and not soo big). I think thicker women are beautiful, not skinny, and not overly overweight. Skin color doesn't really matter. Pale white is not really me, since I'm more milk chocolte. But more simple looking women than HOT over done ones. Idk, but women who are mixed ethnically are very beautiful.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
physically, i find long, dark hair, big, dark/light eyes, full lips, and medium toned skin really beautiful. and i have a big butt and big boobs naturally so i find that beautiful too... but not exaggerated, if fake.
rachelbojangles rachelbojangles 8 years
It were just talking about looks I think these are key factors: great smile, hair, skin, and being in shape. I think pale women are gorgeous and all hair colors are great. Rachel McAdams, Kate Bosworth, and Shakira comes to mind when I think of beautiful.
littleblonde littleblonde 8 years
What I like the most is a pretty face with a clear complexion. When she looks good with little makeup on. Long, toned legs are nice because it's such a hard thing to achieve. Small nose. Thin with very flat stomach. Heidi Klum is ideal.
austerity austerity 8 years
italianblonde ~ I totally agree with you on the blonde thing.
italianblonde italianblonde 8 years
Anyone with confidence who can carry themselves well. I also look up to intelligent and sexy women. It's great if they're blonde because people still have that dumb blonde thing going on, so it's nice to be represented well. But anyone who is happy and comfortable with themselves is beautiful.
jazzytummy jazzytummy 8 years
quitecontrary, if you don't like fake, why is Nicole Kidman on your list. Botoxed to the nth degree, nose job, lip injections or implants, I could go on and on....she used to be pretty, nothing natural about that chick now. Blech... The others on your list though, I do agree that they are lovely.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I'm with Quitecontrary. I have a similar outlook. Also, I'm impressed with people who are pretty on the outside AND on the inside. For me, I think inner beauty is more important because when I get to know someone, I see them for who they are on the inside. Their appearance really doesn't matter. This is just me.
quitecontrary quitecontrary 8 years
Natural beauty and a SMILE. I am always blown away by those women who don't need a smudge of makeup to look amazing! I hate when it's obvious that someone colours their hair, or when women wear sloppy or too-tight clothes. Also, the way a woman walks and her posture make a huge different in how she looks overall. In my opinion, anything FAKE is not beautiful. My ideal beauties? Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz.
nariyal nariyal 8 years
Hmm. Large expressive eyes, clear skin (color doesn't make a difference) and a proportionate body (nothing bigger or smaller than it should be.) Yup, that about sums it up. :)
I believe in natural beauty. By that I don't mean no make-up, I mean taking what God gave you and working with it. Unfortunately, I've been seeing a lot of girls my age (early 20s), and they already have fake boobs, lip injections, and other common procedures, and I find it rather repulsive. They look like they played with their Bratz dolls a little too long, and frankly, it's hard to tell the difference between them and hookers. Embrace your natural beauty!
Vaadsfweytes Vaadsfweytes 8 years
Forgot to mention Katharine Ross!
Vaadsfweytes Vaadsfweytes 8 years
Classic beauty. At the same time, I also love women who are strong and confident. My beauty icons are Elizabeth Taylor, Monica Bellucci, Catherine Zeta-Jones, etc. I also love Doris Day and Kim Novak, but I can't relate to them since they are blonds.
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 8 years
freckles, black hair, and thin long noses (Anne Hathaway, Evangeline Lilly) All things I don't have! I share stumbler02's sentiments on this one!
GScott86 GScott86 8 years
My Love. No feature can define beauty quite as accurately as Love.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
it's going to sound trite but i think that confidence is beautiful. aside from that, looking to a more traditional answer, i would have to say long shiny hair and great muscle tone is beautiful as well.
heartbreakerx62x heartbreakerx62x 8 years
beauty truly comes from within, and I think that women need to realize that it does not matter what you look like, because beauty is about a connection with someone and it truly does not have anything to do with looks
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 8 years
well to me beautiful is rlly anything created by God......but otehr than that....confidence is beautiful.....children are beautiful, faith is beautiful.....maybe not EVERYONE is beautiful on the outide but for real EVERY1 has beauty somewhere...
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