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Tokyo Olympics: Get the full schedule, events and where to watch. If each of us could de our ideal body, what would it look like? How do we develop these ideals and how close do our own bodies come to them? Does that ideal really matter? TODAY wanted to visualize how far we are from what we imagine is the ideal figure and our average bodies.
Pittsburgh artist Nickolay Lamm — who showed the world what Barbie would look like as an average year-old woman — reveals our "real" selves in a set of 3-D illustrations for TODAY, based on recent British study.
Plus-size men now have a word of their own. British researchers gave young heterosexual Caucasian men and women a chance to de ideal bodies, one for themselves and one for a hypothetical mate. The study, published in inused 40 female and 40 male heterosexuals with an average age of just over 19 — university students, mainly. They presented each person with 3-D computer representations of bodies. Each participant could adjust the images in many different ways until they arrived at the ideal body for their gender, and the ideal body of the other gender.
The of this study revealed a couple of surprises. First, the ideals ran across genders. Men and women barely differed in their opinion of what an ideal body looked like, whether the ideal was for a male or a female. Essentially, the male ideal is an inverted pyramid with broad shoulders and small waist, while the female ideal is an hourglass with a small waist-to-hip ratio.
Second, both women and men preferred slimmer female bodies than the real female participants possessed. Some experts believe we evolved these "ideal" preferences as als of health and fertility.
Others believe that culture, especially media representations, has more influence than genes or evolution. The tougher food and resources are to come by in a society, the more men prefer plump women. When UCLA researchers asked to select among a of possibilities, men entering a university dining hall — presumably hungry — preferred slightly heavier women than did men leaving — and presumably no longer hungry. When we are establishing ideals for body shapes, Johnson said, we may actually be seeking strong cues for masculinity and femininity.
In fact, people tell us they look natural and very attractive even when shaped like Barbie. Rather, our preference may be about survival. Males can represent danger, which may be why most men and women think hyper-masculine men are not as attractive as men with somewhat softer features. Perhaps, Johnson suggested and she is beginning to research this ideaboth men and women prefer more extreme female body shapes out of self-protection.
Whether or not someone is an ideal body type is not that important at the end of the day. IE 11 is not supported.
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Ideal to real: What the 'perfect' body really looks like for men and women