The Real Miss World: Feminine Beauty Around the Globe

Image: Gusjer

Mursi woman

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Never is a statement more true than when you take a look at the different definitions of beauty from around the world. What one finds truly beautiful, someone else might find outrageous, weird or even ugly. We do not all live following the same standards or principles. We do not have the same ideals. We are different; so is beauty.

Image: Butch Osborne

The Kayan Tribe of Thailand

The female members of the Kayan tribe (situated on the border between Burma and Thailand) have another ideal of beauty. Known as “long necks”, they measure a woman’s beauty according to the number of brass rings worn around the neck.