Your OPINION on: platinum blonde, blue eyes, TAN, tall & skinny?

In regards to the OP - I really don't have an opinion on platinum blonde w/ blue eyes etc. per se; I see it as the same as someone with auburn hair/green eyes and someone with brown/black hair with brown eyes and every possible combination in between.

It's all about the personality behind someone's looks. A rotten/obnoxious attitude always trumps beauty and there's not enough bleach, bronzer, diet pills or platform heals to change it. (The same goes for all hair/eye/skin tone/height/weight categories.)
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In terms of physique, I just think that it's a person who takes care of themselves (regardless og genetics), but, like most people, I don't usally worry about whether or not they have bleached hair or not i've seen lots of pretty highlights, so, If they like it, it's fine... and/but as far as the tan, it can only be one of three things, but generally, unless I know them I don't usually ask whether they went to the spa or simply mysteriously woke up a different/darker color other than their own natural complexion.
There are blond Russians. Russia is a huge country, and there are many ethnic types (including those with Asian attributes).

Anna Kournikova (from Moscow) comes to mind as the blond, tall, skinny tan and light-eyed- and natural (and very pretty IMO)

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It fits you "perfectly", except for the blonde hair and the height. Okay then...
There are blond Russians. Russia is a huge country, and there are many ethnic types (including those with Asian attributes).

Anna Kournikova (from Moscow) comes to mind as the blond, tall, skinny tan and light-eyed- and natural (and very pretty IMO)

Originally Posted by Spider

She's not a natural blonde...more like light/medium brown, and certainly not platinum.
There are blond Russians. Russia is a huge country, and there are many ethnic types (including those with Asian attributes).

Anna Kournikova (from Moscow) comes to mind as the blond, tall, skinny tan and light-eyed- and natural (and very pretty IMO)

Originally Posted by Spider

She's not a natural blonde...more like light/medium brown, and certainly not platinum.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
And she looks like she has brown eyes. And that she fake-bakes.

But there definitely are blond and blue-eyed Russians, I agree.
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I'm surprised at these negative responses. I find it very very beautiful. I tend to turn and stare when I see women with that combination. There is a girl at work with long blonde hair down to her butt and CERULEAN eyes. She's incredibly gorgeous!


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I'm surprised at these negative responses. I find it very very beautiful. I tend to turn and stare when I see women with that combination. There is a girl at work with long blonde hair down to her butt and CERULEAN eyes. She's incredibly gorgeous!

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Originally Posted by kindredspirit1983
Most of the negative response concern fake PLATINUM hair, fake orange tans. Just women trying too hard to conform to , I will steal the term, the hotness template


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Amneris- Why do you think Anna K. fake bakes? Her tan looks very natural to me. And, since she must practice a lot- why wouldn't her tan be legit?

As for the Beauty Template thing... Is there 1 set standard that everyone is goign for??? I don't really think there is... Maybe that is the one that gets more noticed b/c it is so overdone or taken so far sometimes.

For me personally, MY goal is for my hair to be thick(mine is really thin), smooth ringlets in RED of course. (Although I tend to think brunettes are the most beautiful), I do like light eyes <blue or green>, and a body that is well proportioned with defined hips. My friend has NO hips and reminds me of a little boy.... She hoped to get some hips after having her baby, but nope- still straight. As for boobs- depends on your height, frame,etc as to what looks best. Height- I think shorter girls are way cuter and always wished I was short.... So , obviously my standard is gonna be different than say someone who thinks really tall people are lucky. Isn't it all relative? On others, I think diff. things are pretty thazn I do on myself. Black hair on ME? No- I woudl look ridiculous. But, my friend with black hair would look hideous with red hair...

Basically, i think working with your natural features to make them look their best is the best policy. Changing everythign drastically starts looks really obvious adn cheesy.
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My opinion? Not what would really attract my attention whether it's natural or not. I find fair skin, dark hair and eyes, and curvy to be the most attractive, imho.
Amneris- Why do you think Anna K. fake bakes? Her tan looks very natural to me. And, since she must practice a lot- why wouldn't her tan be legit?

As for the Beauty Template thing... Is there 1 set standard that everyone is goign for??? I don't really think there is... Maybe that is the one that gets more noticed b/c it is so overdone or taken so far sometimes.

For me personally, MY goal is for my hair to be thick(mine is really thin), smooth ringlets in RED of course. (Although I tend to think brunettes are the most beautiful), I do like light eyes <blue or green>, and a body that is well proportioned with defined hips. My friend has NO hips and reminds me of a little boy.... She hoped to get some hips after having her baby, but nope- still straight. As for boobs- depends on your height, frame,etc as to what looks best. Height- I think shorter girls are way cuter and always wished I was short.... So , obviously my standard is gonna be different than say someone who thinks really tall people are lucky. Isn't it all relative? On others, I think diff. things are pretty thazn I do on myself. Black hair on ME? No- I woudl look ridiculous. But, my friend with black hair would look hideous with red hair...

Basically, i think working with your natural features to make them look their best is the best policy. Changing everythign drastically starts looks really obvious adn cheesy.
Originally Posted by shellibean
I do think that individuals appreciate different types of beauty.

But, in places like the adult entertainment world, or thigs that cater to what men supposedly think are sexy, you see most women trying to conform to this hotness template (love that term).

Most will change their hair to a very light blonde, fake bake, get a breast enhancement but otherswise be really thin.
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I've seen women that are platinum blonde, blue eyed, tan, tall and skinny and they still weren't pretty or beautiful. I've noticed a lot that girls that fake bake, have bleached blonde hair and wear lots of makeup are automatically labeled "hot" and there is no real consideration of what they actually look like. Not every blonde, skinny woman is pretty or hot, etc.
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You totally just reminded me of the book "The Bluest Eye" and one of the themes is whiteness as a standard of beauty...weird

Good book!
Originally Posted by SarcasmIsBeauty
I don't think it's the only one in the world, but I do think it's one of the archetypal beauty standards. And because European - western - standards of beauty in media are so visible all around the world, it's one of the most prevalent and strongest of beauty standards.

I remember way back when I was living in S. Korea after high school, I was approached several times by acquaintances and strangers alike to model. Now, I'm not bad-looking but I have no illusions. I'm definitely not model material. But that almost didn't matter to them. At the time I was skinny, blonde, still tanned from my CA childhood and comparably tall, and it was close enough. I fit the template to a certain extent, so I could have made money off of it if I'd wanted to. (I didn't though. At the time I was also an idealistic self-conscious intellecshooool, so I always ignored them. )

And this thread is reminding me of another good book, Survival of the Prettiest. Really interesting stuff, from a cultural and sociological point of view.
Originally Posted by Koukla72
i understand. when i think of that hotness template it reminds me of a really dated look. i thought it was a thing of the past since alot of today's standards of beauty worldwide dont fit that exact mold. kim kardashian, beyonce, angelina jolie, gisele, etc.
but maybe everyone didnt get the memo, because i do see people with ugly brassy bleach blonde hair and 3 inches of black roots still running around town...
Agreeing completely with Amandacurls about how people don't bother to really look and see if a woman is truly attractive when she has those characteristics.

I am a strong believer in that there are templates instituted by the media, but it isn't limited to blond hair and blue eyes. I have always thought the real limit was white/light skin. Even today, I see examples of it.
I remember reading a blog by some woman who was upset about blond stereotypes, and how natural blondes are a rarity. Anyway, some guy responded how all women are jealous of blondes because ultimately, if you are a natural blonde, you are the most beautiful anyone can be. And it struck me that he basically said that only someone white can be beautiful.
Aside from that, I remember being disgusted watching some show on Latin television in which a character on two different occasions said how she was ugly because she was fat and dark. Yes, dark. And she had lighter skin than I do.
Now take a look at this actress, Sara Maldonado. To me her face is just insanely beautiful. She's a Mexican actress and I've read comments on certain forums made by Mexicans that she isn't that pretty because she is "too dark."


I live in NY, which is "diverse" and yet walk around in Manhattan and see how many white men are with women who aren't white or Asian. Dark skin is just not "in" and who knows if it ever will be.

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What I want to know is what is the consensus on short, curvy, brunette, and dark?

Doesn't that sound a little silly? Why would there be a "consensus."
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Ha ha -- reading Koukla's post reminded me that I was a tall, skinny, tanned (in summer), platinum blonde with blue eyes . . . . . . . . until I was about 8 years old.
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HAHA! This was me only with brown eyes. We call it our "dutch" gene- everyone in my family (and we are predominantly dutch with some german) have white blonde hair until we hit puberty and then we gain our shape/weight and our hair begins to darken. This happened to my parents too, on both sides of our family. You look at a photo of my three brothers and I, and aside from our age differences, we all look about the same.

Having said that and also having died my hair very light blonde as an adult (obviously that didn't work out), I have to say that if someone can pull it off, good for her/him. Seriously, who cares what someone else thinks? We all know the stereotype and hype that surrounds a woman with blonde hair, a good body and a tan. The stereotype is unlikely to change anytime soon, and if you can pull it off and like what you see, who cares what someone else thinks. That's the same for anybody- dark hair, light skin, dark skin, whatever. Liking what you see is the first priority- unfortunately, the stereotypes about you are not likely to change.

I love reading the responses to this thread though, they are fascinating. I can honestly say though that between a brunnette and blonde, I got way more attention as a blonde than I ever have had as having medium brown hair.
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I generally find darker hair and skin more attractive(on males and females) and never got into the blond/blue eyed thing. But it is still attractive to me sometimes(whether it's fake or not). If I could pull it off(basically if I were white, lol), I would try the look. I love changing up looks.

I think there is beauty in all different kinds of looks, including blonde but that's not at the top of my list as far as preference goes.

To answer the original question my first thought is, she is into material things and could be superficial or she could be fun and carefree. I think it's the overly tan thing that would make me lean more towards superficial.

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The only problem with the look described in the title is that some women think that those traits are substitutes for beauty and class. Furthermore, it's a very harsh look if it's not natural, so it's difficult to pull off if you're not very young.

That said, I've known Scandinavians who naturally fit this description.
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In answer to the OP, my first thought is "The Girls Next Door."

You can't get much more artificial than they are.

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