Saturday, June 25

Beauty


It must be true. I read it in the paper. The SMH in fact. And this face very definitely proves it.

Eurasian features have been associated with beauty since Somerset Maugham extolled the exotic appearance of a woman of mixed race more than 80 years ago in his short story, The Pool. Now Australian psychologists have shown there is a scientific basis for this stereotype. In the first study of its kind, Caucasians and Asians rated average Eurasian faces as more attractive than average faces of either race. They also judged Eurasian faces to be healthier, giving credence to theory that beauty is not solely determined by culture and the media, but has biological origins.

Yes, I'm one quarter Chinese-three-quarters Anglo. But boringly incredibly Anglo looking.

1 Comments:

Anonymous mixedbaby said...

I don't think that mixed beauty only applies to Eurasians I think it encompasses all varieties of racial mixing. Look at noemie lenoir, (black/white) or Kimora Lee simmons(black/asian). They're fine examples of the beauty of racial mixing. I'm mixed black and white and am often asked if Im Brazilian, which isn't entirely stupid since Brazil does have the largest concentration of mixed-race people (black/white/native American)in the world.

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