Oprah Global Beauty Report

Unreal Oprah show today focused on beauty rituals around the world. A few interesting factoids;

West Africa

"FAT, divorced women with stretch marks and a big butt" is ultimate beauty here.Young girls are force fed camels milk, to the point of vomitting, in order to gain weight. Women buy medicine that is actually made for animals because it makes them fat.

Men are expected to be skinny. Amen!

Brazil

Highest consumer of diet pills. Women spend 50% of their salary on beauty treatments. How about you?

France

Age 60 is considered sexy, but you'll only find clothes up to size 12 there.

Japan

How about a bird poop facial? I'm serious.

Much more on the show, check it out here.

-mamaV

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6 Responses to Oprah Global Beauty Report

  1. M. says:

    I don’t know, but the West African ideals for men and women seems are just as sad as those of the Western world…

  2. Liz says:

    Agreed with M. Both are unfortunate extremes.

  3. Elle says:

    At least it is healthier to be slimmer (NOT stick skinny, but thinner.)
    But, then again, they probably aren’t eating the crap that we have to choose from i.e. McDonald’s, grease, fast food, etc.

  4. mamaV says:

    What I found interesting about this, and Oprah said it herself….beauty is how we define it.
    If we tell ourselves a certain body type is ideal- we believe it. This means we can CHANGE it.
    Uphill battle, but we can change it (atleast I need to believe this because it keeps me going)
    -mamaV

  5. Sarah says:

    Elle, thinner does not always equal healthier. A person’s eating and exercise habits will determine health – NOT weight. A thin person who is sedentary and eats crap has NO advantage over a fat person who moves and eats balanced meals.

  6. Newt says:

    Reading through the different rituals one thing that comes to mind is “society you crazy breed.” – Eddie Vedder

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