Beauty has long been associated with youth – go see, we are not breaking the mouth of anti-aging creams for anything.
But, a recent study revealed that the most beautiful people in the world are not as young as we would have supposed
According to researchers at the University of Boston School of Medicine, the average age of people considered the most beautiful is 38.9
The experiment used the magazine People to compare the list of 50 celebrities who were named "the most beautiful in the world" in 1990 with the current list of 2017.
They expected that there would be no change in people's perception of attractiveness, but the results were different
While it may seem that we need more than ever to appear younger (thanks to social media), the average age has gone from 33.2 in 1990
The most beautiful woman was Julia Roberts, 49, with Alicia Keys, 36 and Reese Witherspoon, 41.
In addition to older celebrities, there was also much more racial diversity, with an increase of 24 to 40 percent of ethnic celebrities
Only a mixed celebrity was included in the study of 1990, against 14 in the most recent
Speaking of the results, they said: "We have seen, through a review of the WMB People, that these standards of beauty evolve as people learn to integrate media effects into the world. exposure to new cultures and different standards.
It is a good thing that there is more diversity, and it is nice to see that people's ideas and beauty standards are changing. After all, beauty is in all shapes and sizes and is not just a cookie cutter copy of what we see on Instagram.
Personally, we think that there is still a long way to go and hope that in a few years the results will be even more varied. But for now, it is a small victory.