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Handsomeness standards in different countries

Mass media discusses more and more standards of male beauty. And although Upgraders.org believes this trend is a little strange, it’s still interesting to see how the perfect man looks in different parts of the world.

USA

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An American ideal of male beauty has a wide torso, shoulders, biceps and developed chest muscles. The key term here is «V-shaped” figure. In recent years,  bearded men in plaid shirts were wery popular. They are called lumbersexual.

Mexico

 

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“Macho” or “male chauvinism” – the constant and necessary attribute of Mexican masculinity. Studies have shown that men who identify themselves with the traditional values of the Mexican culture, by all means use the “machism” as the dominant strategy of behavior with the opposite sex.

Brazil

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German characteristics coupled with a tan is one of the most important aspects of male beauty in Brazil.  The presence of well-developed muscles is of particular importance.

South Africa

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White skin is considered beautiful. More than 70% of the models appearing in magazines Men’s Health South Africa and GQ South Africa in 2014 are white. A skin lightening cream is one of the most popular products among men.

Nigeria

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Here the ideal is astrong and powerful male body. Important elements of masculinity in Nigeria are physical strength, courage, protection, confidence and no emotions.

Turkey

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Turkish women more often prefer men with naked (hairless) chest. Perhaps, therefore, the most popular cosmetic procedures for Turkish men is removal of body hair.

Italy

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Italy is considered the Mecca of men’s fashion. Italian men wear suits that fit well. They are not afraid to experiment with colors, even if itthey’re traditionally female like pink and purple.

Great Britain

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Models and professional English footballers are often used as the example of the perfect man. Bearded men are equally popular in Britain, as in other Western European countries. Hair Care, including shaving intimate areas, is also quite popular. And one of the criteria of sexuality is a tattoo.

India

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Modern masculine Hindu should show confidence and assert his authority over other men. Cream for skin lightening is a popular product on the local market of male beauty.

South Korea

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Here the mixed type is appreciated: a brolic body with developed muscles plus soft facial traits. And a sense of style and make-up. Plastic surgery becomes more popular among South Korean men.

Philippines

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The traditional components of masculinity are helping the family, sexual maturity and self-control. In recent years, the ideal of “macho” is gradually changed by metrosexuality.

Australia

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In one of the studies conducted in Australia, the men were asked what they would like to change in their appearance, the most answered that they would like to be higher, slimmer and more muscular.

 

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