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Postby localguysrock » Sun, 26 Jun 2005 8:20 pm

From the sydney morning herald......great article for local guys to use when trying to pick up expat chicks....lol


She's got the look, and science can prove it
Date: June 25 2005


By Deborah Smith Science Editor

Eurasian features have been associated with beauty since Somerset Maugham extolled the exotic appearance of a woman of mixed race more than 80 years ago in his short story, The Pool.

Now Australian psychologists have shown there is a scientific basis for this stereotype.

In the first study of its kind, Caucasians and Asians rated average Eurasian faces as more attractive than average faces of either race. They also judged Eurasian faces to be healthier, giving credence to theory that beauty is not solely determined by culture and the media, but has biological origins.

The study's leader, Professor Gillian Rhodes, of the University of Western Australia, said the results suggested "our preferences are shaped by evolution".

This may come as no surprise to fans of actors Keanu Reeves and Tia Carrere, or model Devon Aoki, who has an Anglo-Bavarian mother and a Japanese father.

Ben Lilley, the head of Sydney ad agency Smart, said advertisers risked appearing old-fashioned if their models were not exotic-looking. He said young Australians tended to have friends from many different racial backgrounds and celebrated this diversity. "So we try very hard to ensure we use an interesting cross-section of youth, rather than the Anglo-Saxon Australian stereotype."

Dominique Longheon, the general manager of Chic Model Management in Sydney, said blonde models no longer dominated the Asian model market, particularly in Hong Kong and Singapore. "Once, every ad had your typical Swedish girl, but the flavour for the past two years has been Eurasian," he said.

It's a wave of change that was caught early by Michelle Lee, who has had success as a model in Australia and Asia.

A mix of Philippine, Spanish, Australian and Scottish ancestry, Ms Lee, 24, grew up in Adelaide thinking she was unattractive. "I was pretty much the only ethnic child at school ... an ugly duckling," she recalled.

In prehistoric times, humans would have encountered few mixed-race individuals, so evolutionary forces were unlikely to have led to a preference for a mixed-race appearance per se, said Professor Rhodes.

"They could, however, have shaped perceptions of attractiveness to favour cues to health."

While the health of the Eurasian people used in the study is not known, there is evidence that having parents from very different ancestries may reduce the chances of inheriting two copies of harmful genetic mutations.

Eurasian features were not necessarily the most attractive of all. People also tended to prefer female faces with very feminised features, said Professor Rhodes, whose findings appear in the journal Perception.

Her team has also found that people preferred average computer-generated faces made up of composites to the faces used to make the composites.

"To many people's surprise, average faces are attractive," she said.

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Postby Pinky » Mon, 27 Jun 2005 5:24 pm

I'm Eurasian but am nowhere near good-looking :oops: :P

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Postby mad » Mon, 27 Jun 2005 5:50 pm

Can someone please explain this "average faces" to me? :roll:

localguysrock wrote:"To many people's surprise, average faces are attractive," she said.

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Postby ksl » Tue, 28 Jun 2005 4:26 am

Pinky wrote:I'm Eurasian but am nowhere near good-looking :oops: :P



Let us be the judge of that! where's your picture, and what mixed race are you.

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Postby Pinky » Tue, 28 Jun 2005 4:45 am

ksl wrote:
Pinky wrote:I'm Eurasian but am nowhere near good-looking :oops: :P



Let us be the judge of that! where's your picture, and what mixed race are you.


Australian+Chinese (Peranakan)+Portugese... Will try to find a photo as I do not have a soft copy of my picture.

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Postby Guest » Tue, 28 Jun 2005 7:03 am

Lots of Eurasian Association here and there. They have their pictures, and line, and true they are very good-looking. Not a surprise too me. I know a handful of Eurasians, and they are very pretty.


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