For the longest time people have associated beauty with a slim and slender figure, all you have to do is look at all the women featured in the magazine covers each month.
In a recent article I read, however, it seems the perception of beauty actually differs in different countries. In a social experiment done to try and understand what different world cultures think is beautiful. Content marketing agency was commissioned to reach out to graphic designers around the world. The Fractl team sent a stock image of a woman posing in her underwear to designers in 18 countries — from the UK to Syria — with the message--"Photoshop her form. The idea is to Photoshop and retouch this woman to make her more attractive to the citizens of your country."
This was the original picture found on Shutterstock.
Fractl sent the image to freelance graphic designers with the message, "Photoshop her form. The idea is to Photoshop and retouch this woman to make her more attractive to the citizens of your country."
The results were both surprising and astonishing, while some of the artists made little changes, other designers made the model in the picture look like a completely different person. For example, China and Italy photoshopped image so thin the model was almost unrecognizable, while those from Spain and Colombia made only minor changes to her figures keeping most of her curves.
Here's China and the Philippines' take-- Not to curvy and not to thin--just Slim--which I think is the more healthier look dont you agree?
Now, we are all aware of just how this generation has become so concerned about their looks partly because of social media which sometimes dictates what is acceptable and what is not.
In the world of instant gratification, fad diets, liposuction and the Kardashians, everyone still wants to be slim, but not many are willing to make the adjustments necessary in terms of diet and exercise to do it right. Given the opportunity and resources, most people desperate to get slim won’t even think twice about having liposuction. Those who don’t have resources scan the net for the next crash diet or miracle diuretic.
But on the other hand, social media can also be inspiring, as you can be motivated to live a healthier life and eventually lead to a better looking you.
This generation is starting to eat healthier and living a more active lifestyle than ever before. Even if fastfoods are everywhere, and only a handful of organic restaurants could be found in a mall or in a food park. Choosing low carbs, checking out labels in supermarkets, and embracing a well-balanced protein meal is the norm.
More people are enrolling themselves to the gym, allotting 2 hours of exercising everyday and sticking to one supplement that would help them achieve the ideal body and weight.
Well at a recent mySlim event featuring Miss Philippines Earth beauty beauty contestants, I guess the photo above proves our perception of beauty--Slim is Sexy and Slim is definitely in.
mySlim recently hosted an event for the media featuring some of the early favorites to win this year’s Miss Philippines Earth beauty pageant to promote its own advocacy of health and wellness.
The candidates all agree that MySlim together with the right diet and exercise has helped them achieve a more healthier figure in time for the Grand Coronation night happening on July 15 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
"To most people, slimming is about looking more beautiful, but the makers of mySlim believe that beauty achieved by less than healthy means is not worth achieving. mySlim is a slimming solution with purpose, it helps you get healthy so you can be beautiful.Beauty and slimming are two concepts that people very typically associate with each other, what’s sad is that fewer and fewer people consider good health as connected to either of those two words," says MySlim Eric Amigos.
mySlim is a slimming product that works in tandem with healthy lifestyle choices to create a slimmer and healthier you. mySlim’s scientifically proven formula is a potent mix of Yerba Mate and L-Carnatine.
Yerba mate is a natural slimming agent that promotes faster fat burning, and L -Carnatine is a metabolic booster that help physical performance allowing you to maximize the benefits of exercise.
mySlim helps those who help themselves, if you are willing to eat right, and to exercise regularly. mySlim will help you reach your fitness and beauty goals faster. Just as Miss Earth is about managing the environment in a sustainable manner, mySlim is not just about weight loss, but responsible and sustainable weight management.