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Old 01-12-2014, 07:24 PM
 
Location: The point of no return, er, NorCal
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For women, maybe, for men? No

Chris Hemsworth, Brad Pitt, and Ryan Gosling looking men will always be in demand compared to the Cristiano Ronaldo and Cesc Fabregas looking men of the world.
Yes, because this look appeals to the masses. It attracts more attention, and is thus more desired. At least this applies to most demographics. While both "exotic" and "All-American" looks may be well-received in metropolitan or culturally progressive cities, "All-American" will always win out in smaller, more rural areas. And considering there are more small cities and rural areas than metro cities, it makes sense, from a marketing and media perspective, to cater to the wider, majority demographic.

When it comes to women, however, there will almost always be a demand or desire for "exotic" in many areas. Exotic is different, and many are attracted to different or foreign, more so men than women, however.
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:57 PM
 
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Yes, because this look appeals to the masses. It attracts more attention, and is thus more desired. At least this applies to most demographics. While both "exotic" and "All-American" looks may be well-received in metropolitan or culturally progressive cities, "All-American" will always win out in smaller, more rural areas. And considering there are more small cities and rural areas than metro cities, it makes sense, from a marketing and media perspective, to cater to the wider, majority demographic.

When it comes to women, however, there will almost always be a demand or desire for "exotic" in many areas. Exotic is different, and many are attracted to different or foreign, more so men than women, however.
If we were to appeal to the masses, then an attractive Asian or Indian guy should be highly in demand since people from both demographics make up a large portion of the world population.

I am surprised that good looking men from both races don't do well in the USA since they are both so exotic compared to other races.
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Old 01-12-2014, 08:02 PM
 
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It is not about being American but just the look itself in general and what it signifies.

That is stereotypically what people consider all american.
"That is stereotypically what people"
What PEOPLE are you referring to in your sentence? I bet you didn't google ethnocentric, did you?
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:42 PM
 
Location: West Coast
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Used to be white now the trend is towards exxotical. But the most popular look will ALWAYS be white exxoticals eg Angelina Jolie.
I cannot believe that exxotical is used to describe humans. That should be used to describe a rare plant or something.
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:55 PM
 
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I cannot believe that exxotical is used to describe humans. That should be used to describe a rare plant or something.
Sad, but plenty of CDers have tried to correct her many times. If she wants to willingly use incorrect language, offend people, and sound ignorant then that's on her.
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:58 PM
 
Location: East coast
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I cannot believe that exxotical is used to describe humans. That should be used to describe a rare plant or something.
Exactly! Pretty insulting to call a human being exotical or exotic. Plus isn't there only one "x" in exotical?
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:14 PM
 
Location: On an Island
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I agree with many of the posters here. The word exotic is extremely problematic....are we describing human beings or pets,plants,places? Why do people call others exotic? I get it a lot when asked about ethnicity. Have you ever heard anyone call someone like Scarlett Johansson exotic...no but someone like Freida Pinto does. Its pretty offensive
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Old 01-13-2014, 12:26 AM
 
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obviously since this is a fashion and beauty forum we are using it to describe places, plants, and pets you freaking morons. do you even use your mind when you post?
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Old 01-13-2014, 01:23 AM
 
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obviously since this is a fashion and beauty forum we are using it to describe places, plants, and pets you freaking morons. do you even use your mind when you post?
No name calling! Check out the rules on this forum. CD is strict or it's supposed to be.
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Old 01-13-2014, 02:35 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Sigh... yes, the "all American" look is indeed an assumptive term that evokes images of Caucasian, fair-skinned, light-to-medium haired and light-green-eyed people.

But whether you like it or not, that's the common vernacular here in the 'States. We all know this; if we want to debate its validity in the modern era, why don't we take it to the politics forum and let it turn into a carpet-bombing of opinionated ignorance?

In any case...

These fashion trends tend to come in cycles. As far as women go, in the 90's, there was an anti-blonde backlash spurred on by the alternative/grunge movement, which was a reaction to the 80's blonde hardbody ideal. In the earlier 00's, what happened? Everyone went blonde again, and it seemed to morph into a weird, self-unaware parody of that 80's ideal that bordered on trashy. Now, we find Paris Hilton replaced by Kim Kardashian; when I was in Beverly Hills (for two years, up to till last September), that was the look that women were getting plastic surgery and dye jobs to achieve: curvy, exotic, dark-haired and medium-skin toned. Let's see what the next cycle is.
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