Here's what happened when one web site gave the same photo to editors across the globe and asked them to give the woman shown the ideal body.

By Lindsey Murray
Updated: July 09, 2019
Hugo Felix/Shutterstock, courtesy of Online Doctor

With a single photo, one web site painted a fascinating (and in some cases sad) picture of the strikingly different definitions of the ideal body across the globe.

The United Kingdom-based site, Superdrug Online Doctor, provided female graphic designers from around the world with the same photo of a woman, and asked them to tweak it so that the model met the beauty standards of their country. “The goal of this project is to better understand potentially unrealistic standards of beauty and to see how such pressures vary around the world,” the web site reads.

While some countries made minimal edits, others created images that were nearly unrecognizable compared to the original photo (looking at you, China). See the results belowand next time you're stressing about your body remember, the definition of the perfect body depends on who you ask. Ultimately, the only opinion that matters is your own.

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The original

 

 

U.S.A

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China

 

 

Colombia

 

 

Egypt

 

 

Italy

 

 

Netherlands

 

 

Peru

 

 

Philipines

 

 

Romania

 

 

Serbia

 

 

South Africa

 

 

Spain

 

 

Mexico

 

 

Syria

 

 

United Kingdom

 

 

Ukraine

 

 

Argentina

 

 

Venezuela

All photos: courtesy of superdrug.onlinedoctor.com.

 

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