So I've noticed that many girls have and, therefore, think the fake look is attractive. I'm talking about fake orange tans, bleached-blond hair, and lots of make-up especially too much black eyeliner. And of course some go to the extremes and get fake boobs and other plastic surgery. But why? I know that most guys think that that's very unattractive and make fun of it and so do I, usually with them.
my point is not to put others down or to judge but instead question why certain girls think whatever is fake-looking is attractive.
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what is she thinking?! her hair even looks like it glows in the dark!
I think I've found the conclusion to my question: some girls change their appearance so much because they're insecure about how they unnaturally look and maybe also because of the media & society...but little do they know many others find it unattractive.
disregard that link to that girl's MySpace because what she looks like in her newest default picture is waaay different and better than what she did before.
i have noooo idea! its so tacky! I think they think its attractive and don't realize what the big picture looks like. The probably think that by idealizing each feature (ex: fake tanning the pale skin) the whole picture is pretty. but its not...they end up looking like those chicks on Rock of Love or something! I feel bad for them because they look kind of cheap and worthless when they probably spent a lot of time trying to make themselves look that way and are really insecure to begin with.
People alter their appearance because they feel it makes them more attractive according to their perception of the modern standards of desirability. In past generations women strove to stay out of the sun to preserve a more pale appearance that was considered more desirable.
People would tan because they believe it makes them look healthier, more active and fit, and more like the popular images of models in the media. Some perceive more pale to be more sickly, kept indoors, or whatnot. I am not saying either is right or wrong, but that is the general fashion idea nowadays (at least in the US--in other countries where people are more multi-toned they often seek to be as light as possible).
Fake blonde hair is often a result of trying to recapture what your hair used to look like when you were young. For most people who have blonde hair as children their hair changes to a more mousy, dishwater, or gray blonde as they become adults. They want to recapture the more platinum or golden tones. For those who didn't have blonde hair to begin with they are just following fashion trends or trying new things.
The fake boobs and plastic surgery are again an attempt to mimic the current social ideal. People often feel more self-confident if they think they are more physically attractive so they modify their appearance to match what they think is most attractive if they can. In general people want to desirable and admired and many think improving their physical appearance is the best way to achieve that.
If it primarily brought negative results instead of positive results people probably wouldn't do these things, but as long as it works, or they think it works, people will continue to do it.
I think a lot of it has to do with Western Society - look at all the images we see that "tell" us what pretty is...they are unattainable - most modelling pictures or billboard/ad pictures have been retouched to the point that if you put a real picture of the model next to the ad you wouldn't know they are the same person.
So girls/women are trying to attain the impossible and guys are being taught that some fake beauty is what its all about.
Other societies don't have it any better, they either cover everything up or require some other extreme thing to focus on.
honestly I think its just a fantasy... most men want to sleep with a bleached blonde bimbo. That being said, most girls get more attention when they look that way. And for some girls that is the only way they will get attention. From experience... once I had the beached blonde bimbo fantasy it gets a little old and boring. I realized that all these young girls look the same and they do it for the attention.
Nothing less attractive than an insecure girl who tries to mask who she really is.
What "fakeness" communicates to a man is twofold: 1. That she seeks attention from other women who will envy her and from superficial men that want flings. 2. That she lacks self assurance and lacks self confidence but is willing to do whatever to please a potential suitor. I prefer natural looking woman anyday !
Personally, If I'm given the choice between a "chatelaine certified perfect" woman, and a chubby "girl next door" who hasn't a spot of makeup, and is all "factory original", I'll take the "girl next door" type every time. Why? She's on my level, and deep enough to see beyond the appearance.
Its the media's fault honestly. I used to think women are stupid for falling for it... But now I understand it. Its hard to resist the brainwashing. Guys buy into their brainwashing too. Guys get obsessed with getting abs, fast cars and hair gels...
Platinum blonde hair or whatever you want to call it doesn't look good on anybody.
I think a lot of girls have the total wrong idea on what a guy finds attractive. Only guy that would be into that stuff is somebody really insecure that just kinda does whatever he thinks a guy is supposed to do instead of having his own thoughts.
Frankly, I have NO idea why. A lot of men do it too, called "guidos." I think it's part of the "Acting tough," thing. Frankly, I think they just look like idiots.
They tend to also puff out their lips and look sideways and have bright colored contacts that contrast with red eyes. Most don't know how to wear heels and stumble around the room, and when drunk embarrass themselves going "Am I sexy guys? Am I sexy?"
Because that's what the media pumps into our brains every minute of every day and sooner or later, it becomes the norm. It's a sad fact, but the majority of North American culture have a pack (lemming) mentality. It's like watching someone swerve on the road as they try to drive and use a cell phone at the same time, while you know they can't.
They just don't know any different and usually won't put the effort into being different for fear of not being accepted.
Paris Hilton succeeded and many other famous people do that stuff so girls emulate them. not because they have depth of character or knowledge wisdom or fashion but because they have made money. their style is just theirs and people copy it to emulate them. srry I might have repeated myself there
This is so old, yeah. But I gotta say... I LOVE the 'fake look'. Obvious fake tan, obvious fake dyed hair, heavy makeup, all of that. I really really love it, in all its classless glory. Its a new kind of beauty, its beauty from a bottle. Its modern beauty! I love that.
Its like a new race, a new breed. Girls like that are like... Elves. Urban Elves, man. Real city slickers. And it excites me a lot.
minus that fake tan some people go for that. girls are shooting for what they see as an ideal. why mock someone for their opinion or hopes. they aspire to be something else. its like saying people who want to be painters as dumb because I don't like painters.
You can't control people or force them to look how you feel they should look. For all you know, someone is mocking you because you don't fit into thier ideal of thin enough or trendy enough or what have you. And it shouldnt mattter...because you are not someones puppet to exist only as they please you to be...and alongside that..no one is your puppet to exist only as you please for them to be.
It makes sense to stop paying attention to what other people are doing, and putting so much effort into making people fit into our personal ideals or spend valuable personal time on them by deciding what other people should do and teasing and mocking them for not fitting into your personal idea...and instead enjoy a higher quality of life by simply doing what you feel is best for you personally.
Well, the orange tans just means they've tanned too much (either from the beds, or from sprays.) I'm not sure if you've heard of it, but "tanorexia" (obsession with tanning) is becoming an honest to goodness problem. I used to be like that (except I became unnaturally brown, not orange).
The girls who are guilty of all these excessives are honestly insecure with how they really look. You'll never see them without their makeup, and they hate how they look pale (which, most girls who tan are naturally paler).
But if you think about it, men read playboy. Playboy bunnies are what? Tanned, large breasted, and bleach blonde. Any girl who feels the slightest insecurity about herself and her body would be tempted to do any (or in some cases, all) of these things to themselves. It's sad, and I wish the media would back off.
tanning, peroxide, profuse amounts of makeup--they're all used to emphasize characteristics that people idealize--a healthy tan, pretty blonde hair, striking features etc. what you (and a lot of people) don't like is that a lot of mediocre-looking girls pile all that sh*t on themselves and act as if that makes them beautiful--it doesn't, it distracts from what they actually look like. there are girls who dress and style themselves like that and look like sh*t, there are girls who dress and style themselves like that and are genuinely beautiful. the girls who are ugly probably do it to hide their features and the beautiful ones do it because it works for them--they get the attention of over the top makeup and style in addition to their natural beauty.
thanks you for this question! I TOTALLY don't understand the trend. my best friend in highschool was a bit chubby, and in her first year at university she lost a lot of weight, dyed her hair jet black and started getting really orange tans...a lot more guys found her attractive, but she became a total slut.
adding on my answer... sorry I lied one day last year I did look like that I went got my hair done, my nails done and I actually got a fake tan (which I thought had a nice naturally look on me) anyway I did it because me and my boyfriend were going to the coast for the weekend, and I didn't want to put up with him gawking and making comments about all the girls down there. I i made myself look like that I got a whirlful of attention I was getting more attention then any other girl down there. but you know what my boyfriend still treated me like I was ugly compared to these other girls, who were only average in look.
so I guess my point it looking like that doesn't get you what you want in life, it just gets you guys drooling :)
sorry but do you notice that most guys would check her out if she walked past them. it's just because she looks ____ (insert word I can't think of) like you see bright blond hair you turn around even I do so of cousre guys would.
hehe I saw a pic today on bebo of this girl and she honestly looked like a doll. worse then yours. I'd show you but I don't know how to add a link hehe
but you know I don't think people show say blond hair, black eyeliner = plastic, fake whatever. because I've got bottle blone hair and I love my black eyeliner but I don't think I look fake like that. I don't have to plastic looking shin, and I don't have to have me hair and nails done daily or my makeup perfect to look good like these girls.
they just have to much money. hehe to look like that you need constant hair, nail, fake tan and makeup attention. I try and look good but, I don't go overboard like some plastic girls, but I go more overboard then some girls I know
ewww I know what you mean . I hate walking around seein girls who look orange and they just think that they are all that. When I see them I laugh becasue I wish they only knew how ugly and stupid they looked. Plus the bleach blond hair looks almost white like an old lady or something. Girls who look fake like that are just insecure and need to look in the mirror more often to fix their make up.
I HATE when girls do that! God it ruins guys view on REAL girls and then they think having a little "meat on them" is being a big fatty...but I guess you gotta feel bad for them and good for the real ones, because we get the deep caring guys, the ones who don't care whether we wear makeup or have short hair or aren't 110 lbs...we get the real guys and they can have the players, even tho they're hot, they're not always true...I've trained myself from the start (or when I got my heart broken) to look way deeper than looks. So yeah, I'm very soryy if I've offended anyone this is just a really hot topic for me. I'm sorry once again. =]
Well I'm bleached blonde and it suits me a lot better than my brown hair did. You could argue that a blonde dying her hair brown is fake... but nobody ever says that.
I agree overdoing it on the orange tan and makeup isn't a great look, specially put together with the bleached hair. but confidence and handups are a funny thing and people do anything to make themselves feel better. And that might just be overdoing it on the slap.
they think it is pleasing to men because that is all that you see in magazines and tv but in real life guys like naturally beautiful girls who don't have to get surgeries or cake on a bunch of makeup.trust me I have a lot of guy friends and they tell me.girls just think that this is attractive to guys because the media blows it all up
I don't quite understand it. the only thing I use is eye liner, but inlike most girls, I don't make myself look like a cat. I think a lot of it has to so with what's done on tv. I grew up without any form of cable television so I'm innocent. lol
I think fake is unattractive and I think girls/guys do it to boost their confidence. Not only with plastic surgery but also make up. I guess they use it as a "need to feel pretty" kind of thing. I think natural beauty is the best.
some girls are torn down...they feel like they have too. people made fun of me my whole life so I died my hair, got blue contacts, tanned, got a lot of makeup, became anorexic, spent all my money on clothes and was depressed and tried to hide myself all the time...everyone thought I was a loser. people are so cruel. then I realized life isn't about what you look like, its what you do for other people and how you impact the world to make a difference. now I'm ugly as could be, but I'm happy and have lots of friends now. I stopped trying to be someone else and people liked me.
i think the fake girls take more time with their appearance and it shows.
theyre usually skinnier, more toned than the avg girl
I don't think fake is the way to go but most girls look better wit makeup and at least certain amount of grooming. it can definitely upgrade a girl from ok to really pretty/beautiful. I know this girl who watches her diet like a hawk, exercises all the time and has great clothes but her face is only ok/pretty. she definitely has upgraded herself. everyone keeps going on about the media but guys in their twenties just like hot girls they want anything serious usually.