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Old 08-23-2012, 09:27 AM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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People say that but I just don't see it. On the contrary, I think the media's "gold standard of beauty" right now is exotic looking, dark hair and olive skin (Kim Kardashian, Megan Fox, Mila Kunis, etc.).
I agree. The Gold Standard of Beauty seems to have changed in the past decade to ethnic. - dark hair and eyes, olive skin and very full lips.

When I was a young teenager, 12, 13, 14, Cheryl Tigue, Christie Brinkley and others were The Gold Standard. Petite features, smaller lips, skin that tanned but was certainly not olive and light eyes. My son blond that has become darker with green eyes puts vasaline on his hair to darken it.

I have a niece with beautiful blond hair and blue eyes who actually dies it black! It looks wrong and bad on her.

I say we dispense with Gold Standards of Beauty based on coloring.

I have blond hair that has darkened to dirty blond and green eyes. I high light it. I look washed out with dishwater hare and I bon't give a krap what the kardasians do or have.

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Old 08-23-2012, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Center of the universe
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naomi campbell has privilege. she is not the average darkskinned woman. i dont have millions of dollars in my bank account nor do I cross paths with wealthy billionaires. life for the average darkskinned woman is completely different than that of a supermodel
Life for anyone is completely different from that of a supermodel.........
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:35 AM
 
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Let's see....who are the hot sex symbols?

Kim Kardashian, Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Scarlet Johansen, Hugh Jackman, Sophia Veragas, All the twighlight crap-actors.....and much much more.

*yawn*...and none of them are blonde with blue eyes.
Some people seem to be projecting whatever issues they may have on others.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:38 AM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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Actually, I am quite beautiful. The condescending tone of your response is just ridiculous. Evidently, I am not the only one interested in this topic, given the sheer amount of posts. I am convinced that you are confusing me with another poster on this forum.
I was in fact referring to the poster by the name of nyanna. I had just come here from a thread she had started about considering suicide and mistook this as another thread she had started. Given that she was dominating it. Perhaps the fact that I mentioned the other thread might have tipped you off? And for you to see my post as condescending and ridiculous tells us all a lot more about you than you even realize.

I'm not sure why you mention people's interest in this topic, can you explain that? Did I suggest otherwise?
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:44 AM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Life for anyone is completely different from that of a supermodel.........
And life for a supermodel is completely different without photo shop.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Center of the universe
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Historically blonde hair and blue eyes have been seen as the gold standard of beauty. Maybe not now but that doesn't erase history
Only in white European cultures. The world is more than Europe and Anglo-America.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:01 AM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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Historically blonde hair and blue eyes have been seen as the gold standard of beauty. Maybe not now but that doesn't erase history
What?!?! Any data to support this argument?
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Up North
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I'm Latin and russian with naturally dark brown hair and all I know is I just got a few caramel and honey highlights and I have been getting so much more attention. Maybe it's flattering on me or maybe light really does equal feminine?
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Toledo
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naomi campbell has privilege. she is not the average darkskinned woman. i dont have millions of dollars in my bank account nor do I cross paths with wealthy billionaires. life for the average darkskinned woman is completely different than that of a supermodel
What do you think she was before she got discovered? She wouldn't be where she is now if someone hadn't noticed her beauty before she became famous.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Geauga County, Ohio
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I'm a brown eyed brunette, so I don't know...and never seemed to be hindered by it.
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