Esther Honig (Kansas City, Missouri) sent her bare photo to 40 individuals to over 25 countries (some places within the same country, in different cities) all over the world and make a simple request, “Make me beautiful.”
Moved around a lot when I was growing up (total of 5 different high schools in Manila, Jakarta, Toronto) plus, as many of you may know, you can get insight on these things when traveling… or even on the daily really, especially if you’re living in a city with such a diverse array of people coming from all kinds of social and cultural backgrounds plus the age of information you know etc.
In some places, I was “Wow! You’re gorgeous!”
In some places, I was, “Meh.”
In some places, I was, “Eew you like her? But she’s kinda ugly though.”
This makes a lot of sense.
Check out Esther’s site here.
*Gelene is not beyond vanity… it just took her a while to define beauty for herself just as she would encourage every woman to do the same.