October 12, 2013

The Perfect Face and Body

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According to a recent survey, it would appear that the public’s perception of perfection has barely changed over the decades. We have the hourglass, shapely woman and the muscular, V-shaped man revealed to be the most desired body shapes…even after all these years.

The survey from MYA, which involved over 1,000 men and women, asked participants to choose their perfect and most desired body parts using different celebrities as examples.

Despite the emergence of the ‘supermodel’ and the size-0 stigma that seems to niggle the brain of even the tiniest women, the findings revealed that the iconic 1950’s Marilyn Monroe-figured woman is still deemed to be the perfect body type. A silver lining for the increasingly curvy modern-day British woman, to say the least.

Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Beyonce are famous for their sexy curves and feminine form and, apparently, these have not gone unnoticed by the good people of the UK. Kim Kardashian came out with the most favoured overall body shape and Beyonce took the number one spot for her legs, abs and bum, all of which are voluptuous, shapely and toned to perfection.

When it comes to the female face, delicate and soft features proved to be the most popular. It was Cheryl Cole’s doe-eyes and glossy, long brown hair – teamed with Angelina Jolie’s luscious lips and button nose – that came together to create the ‘perfect’ face, according to the participants.

In a break from the norm, it wasn’t just the female form that came under scrutiny. The participants were also asked for their opinion on what constitutes the perfect male face and body. With David Beckham’s overall body shape, bum and legs and Channing Tatum’s Abs, it seems that the chiselled physique of original poster boy, Eugen Sandow, remains the most popular idea of perfection. The defined, V-Shaped body has been the envy of men and the desire of women since Victorian times and it would appear that the only difference today is a few strategically placed tattoos (A+ from me).

Bradley Cooper’s pale blue eyes, Brad Pitt’s enviable nose and pouting lips, plus David Beckham’s famous head of hair would complete the perfect look for a man according to the survey. The combination, however, looks incredibly creepy in its final result.

Though it is somewhat surprising to find that this perception of the perfect face and body has barely faltered over the decades, it is undeniable that a classically curvy woman and a muscular man are likely to remain the desired body shapes and deemed ‘perfect’ for many more years to come.

What do you think?

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