In fact, being a fat woman in Mauritania is so desirable that parents go out of their way to fatten up their daughters. They actually make girls as young as 5 and as old as 19 drink up to five gallons of fat-rich camel’s or cow’s milk daily just to fatten them up!
The Mursi Women of Southern Ethopia
Worn in the lower lip, the clay plate is the defining image of the Mursi woman. The process involves piercing a hole in the bottom lip, stretching it out and gradually increasing the size of the lip plate.
The Mursi see it as a symbol of a woman’s beauty, pride and sexual maturity.
So as you can see, when it comes to beauty, one must truly keep an open mind.