Here Is What the ‘Ideal’ Woman’s Body Looks Like in 18 Countries

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
October 1, 2015 Updated: May 8, 2016

For years, people have wondered what the “perfect body” looks like. According to a project from an online pharmacy, it depends on who–and where–you ask. Superdrug Online Doctors came up with a project called “Perceptions Of Perfection” that has 18 Photoshopped images of the same woman (which is why the woman’s face looks so strange in some of the photos).

The firm hired designers from countries around the world to digitally alter a stock image via Shutterstock. “Widely held perceptions of beauty and perfection can have a deep and lasting cultural impact on both women and men,” the Superdrug press release says. “The goal of this project is to better understand potentially unrealistic standards of beauty and to see how such pressures vary around the world.”

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