They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Beauty cannot be objectified, as what one person may find beautiful, may not be to another. To each individual, beauty is a classification of their own, and it will vary from person to person. There cannot be a precise definition, as the idea of beauty cannot be pinpointed precisely. Ultimately, beauty is what you feel beauty is, and it is yours to determine.
On the internet, it’s inevitable that you will come across people’s opinions. Though they may not reflect your own, they give us an idea of what people in the world are thinking. Since 1990, a group of independent experts on the TC Candler entertainment website has been ranking the world’s top 100 most beautiful women. Not taking age or talent into account, the rating is based merely on looks. According to the website, the list is “not a popularity contest. Rather, it attempts to inform and broaden public opinion instead of reflecting it.”
The ranking carefully considers the “many millions of suggestions submitted by the public” over time, putting together “a list representative of the modern ideal of worldwide beauty.” With representatives from nearly 40 countries, the list also takes “aesthetic perfection” into consideration. Although the list may not be agreed upon by all, it features strong women from a wide range of ethnicities and certainly gives their respective nations something to be proud of.
20. Taylor Hill, supermodel, United States.
Hailing from Palatine, Illinois in the United States, the 21-year-old supermodel is one of the current Victoria’s Secret Angels. She began as a gymnast, before ultimately becoming a model in 2013, where she was featured in print campaigns for Forever 21. She was voted “2015’s Most Promising Model” by Couturesque readers and won “Model of the Year” in social media at the Fashion Media Awards.
19. Lupita Nyongo, actress, Kenya/Mexico.
Lupita was born in Mexico, but grew up in Kenya, and has been regarded as one of the most beautiful modern actresses since being recognized for her outstanding performance in the movie 12 Years A Slave, where she received an Oscar. She is fluent in Spanish, Luo, English, and Swahili, and continues to take on film projects in the United States where she has become a successful actress.
18. Jennie Kim, singer, South Korea.
Coming from Seoul, South Korea, the 22-year-old singer is one of the top K-pop stars in the girl group known as BLACKPINK. She is regarded as the fashion icon of the group and is usually the one to be invited to luxury fashion events. Her nickname is “Human Gucci” as she’s known for wearing expensive items from the renowned designer brand.
17. Yael Shelbia, model, Israel.
Growing up in a very religious family in Israel, the limitations did not stop her from pursuing a career in modeling. She had been discovered on social media by a Milan modeling agency known as ITM, and has since grabbed contracts from fashion labels like Dior. She has stayed true to her religious roots, not posing in swimwear and not breaking the Sabbath, which has led to her losing out on a lot of money opportunities. She follows a long line of models making waves from Israel in the fashion world.
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