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The concept of beauty is difficult to measure. Earlier this year, Esther Honig’s social experiment proved it to be true.

The journalist sent a picture of herself to photo editors coming from 25 different countries and asked them to make her beautiful. She received different results, of course — her skin was made pale, some darkened it, some adjusted her nose, thinned her lips, some even added make up.

Another journalist named Priscilla Yuki Wilson tried to replicate Honig. However, she found out that being biracial will make things a little bit complicated. She proved how difficult it is for a biracial woman to fit into the mold of beauty

“In contrast to Honig’s results, where her face became a canvas to express more than a dozen contrasting beauty standards, I found that my face actually challenged the application of Photoshop in this instance. As a biracial women there is no standard of beauty or mold that can easily fit my face.”

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Wilson was born half Japanese and half black. All her life she was asked the question “What are you?” and she struggled to fit in.

“I am living in a culture that’s still adjusting to my kind of face. I was taught that my natural self did not comply with conventional standards set forth by society, saying fairer skin is better, straighter hair is more attractive, and that skinny tastes good.”

This experiment just shows what expectations does culture have around women and how it can be difficult to fit in.

Here are the photos Wilson received:

Albania

albania

Algeria

algeria

 Vietnam

vietnam

USA

usa2

usa1

usa

Slovenia

slovenia

Singapore

singapore

Portugal

portugal

Netherlands

netherlands

Montenegro

montenegro

Mexico

mexico

Macedonia

macedonia

Israel

israel

India

india

European Union

eu

Brazil

brazil

Sri Lanka

sri lanka

Sweden

sweden

United Kingdom

uk


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Rudolph Musngi

Rudolph is the mind that spawned this mischief. He is purely evil and loves to plot evil things. He pretends for a living. Everyday he goes to work and faces the world like he's the nicest guy ever.

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