What determines beauty?

Everybody has a different opinion of what a beautiful person looks like to them. Some people like tall skinny people who workout and have a lot of muscle, while others like a small petite person. But the big question is “What makes a person beautiful?”

According to People Magazine Bradley Cooper was the sexiest man alive in 2011. Who votes this? What makes Bradley Cooper better looking than any other man? People Magazine states that Bradley has “ice-blue eyes, mussed hair, lightning-quick wit, and confidence. People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” annual contest promotes judging a person by their appearance. I do not agree with People Magazine that these people should be characterized according to their appearance. Appearance and self-acceptance has been an increasing problem across the nation.

Many people take pride in their appearance. The stereotype of a “beautiful” person has brain washed the minds of many people, forcing them to go to extremes in order to be beautiful. Many men and women will alter their body in harmful ways, such as plastic surgery, in order to achieve “beauty.” ┬áThis type of pressure to be beautiful can harm a person’s self-esteem and confidence. Self-confidence can be altered when a person compares their beauty to the beauty of others or celebrities. I believe that a person should never compare their own beauty to the beauty of others. Everybody has their own unique characteristics to them that determine their own beauty. No two people are the same, this means that everybody has their own form of beauty. There is no certain guidelines to determine beauty in a person, everybody possesses it in different forms.

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