Not only in Hollywood, but across the entire globe, everyone has their own ideas about what the meaning of beauty is. When it comes to appearances, throughout history there has been no shortage of strange practices that come and go throughout the years. We will always however, be drawn in by those that have something seriously unique about them, proving the power of diversity, and how beautiful it can truly be….
Believe it or not, no one is born with freckles. That’s exactly why we’ve never seen a newborn baby with freckles. They are always caused by sun exposure, however they are still of course genetic, with some people more prone to developing them. Nowadays, they are considered a beauty trend that we all strive to achieve.
Albinism is a congenital disorder where there is an absence of pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes due to a lack of melanin. In most cases, those with albinism have blue eyes, however sometimes they can look pink or red due to the fact that their blood vessels show through.
Moles are considered to be very beautiful, especially when they are around the chin and lip area. It is little known that these beauty marks are actually defects and happen due to skin cells growing in a cluster. Well, thanks to the blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe who set the trend, they’ve become a true symbol of beauty.
Red Hair & Blue Eyes
Red hair is related to the gene MC1R, a somewhat rare and recessive gene that only around 2 percent of the population receive. What is even more rare however, is red haired girls with blue eyes. In most cases, they’ve got either green or brown eyes. Well, this girl sure has a unique look that we would all absolutely kill for.
Much too often people with birthmarks are stared at, or even told to try to hide it. But in reality, birthmarks add a beautiful splash of color to the world, just like those who are wearing them. They are caused when blood vessels do not form correctly.
Although most of us have never heard of the condition heterochromia, we’ve all surely seen someone with this condition. It’s a unique mutation in which the irises are different in color, such as one brown eye and one blue eye. It may not be the standard, but it sure is beautiful, and is like a masterpiece of artwork.
A diatesma is a gap or a space in between two teeth. They can be anywhere in the mouth, however are most noticeable when they are found between the two upper front teeth. Some are small are hardly noticeable, while others are much larger. Although many people go through surgeries to get rid of the space, they have become more desirable and seen as a unique beauty feature.
Coarse Jaw Line
Nowadays, a strong, defined jawline is considered to be highly desirable for both men and women, and many people go to great lengths to achieve this unique and attractive look, such as cosmetic surgeries and exercises.
Strabismus or crossed eyes is when the two eyes fails to maintain a proper alignment, and fail to work together. One eye looks directly at what it’s looking at, while the other is misaligned inward, outward or upward. Approximately 4 percent of the American population has some form on cross eyes, even beautiful Hollywood actress Liv Tyler.
Some people, both men and women have a prominent dimple, or sort of crease in the front of their chin, and it’s actually known as a cleft chin, and is believed to be caused by a dominant allele. Many people consider such a chin to be seriously seductive and to only add to one’s appearance, making them have a unique look.
Silver is totally the new blonde, and those with gray hair have every reason in the world to love it. Many people panic and reach for dye when they get grey hair, however it’s a lucky reminder that we are lucky enough to age. In fact, the demand for silver-haired models is actually seriously growing.
Believe it or not, this image has been unedited, untouched, no Photoshop, nothing. This stunning child has a highly rare genetic disorder known as Waardenburg syndrome, which includes having unique steaks of white hair, extremely blue eyes, and deafness.
Although we all know that beauty is of course in the eyes of the beholder, there are in fact certain features that as humans we are drawn to, and one of those is high cheekbones. Model Kate Moss perfectly depicts this, and according to research, high cheekbones are a sign of high estrogen in women, which is vital for reproduction. This probably explains why such a feature is considered to be so aesthetic.
Frizz generally happens when the cuticle layer of the hair is raised. It allows moisture to pass through and swell the hair strands, and in turn, the hair appears to be more dry and frizzy, rather than defined and smooth. Well, this is surely not a problem, as frizzy hair can be seriously stunning.
According to sources, throbbing and highly visible veins are the most desired body part lately. It’s the new six pack, and it’s a way of showing how hard you have working in the gym, and how much skinless chicken breast you’ve been eating, reaching a whole new level of lean.
Melanin is the increase in skin pigment. When tanning, the melanin is what causes the color of the skin to change, however believe it or not, it’s also a sign of damage. Once the skin has been exposed to the dangerous UV radiation, it produces even more melanin in order to protect the skin from further damage, and in turns – looks more brown. In today’s western society however, it is considered beautiful and desirable.
For many women, the thought of aging is stressful and upsetting. Most women don’t know how to embrace their wrinkles in public, softening and erasing photos with photo-shop tools, and using endless amounts of creams. However, wrinkles can be seen as a sign of natural beauty and represent year of laughing and enjoying life.
Pictured above is Winnie Harlow, a Canadian fashion model and spokesperson about her unique skin condition vitiligo. She become well known by taking part in the twenty-first cycle of the American TV series America’s Next Top Model, and proves that beauty truly has no boundaries.
Twins are two offspring produced by one single pregnancy, such as stunning and talented Hollywood stars Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. They can be either identical, in which they come from the same zygote that splits forming two embryos, or fraternal where each twin comes from a separate egg. There are few things more beautiful than two humans that are completely identical.
Elizabeth Taylor was known for her incredibly beautiful eyes. However it is little known that this is due to something extremely painful that she suffered from known as distichiasis. Those with distichiasis have a double row of eyelashes, making it looking they are constantly wearing a lot of mascara. Some of the lashes would grow straight into the eyeball and would cause a constant itch.
Dimples are actually formally known as gelasin, and is a visible indentation on the skin. Wherever it may be on the skin, it is a result of a variation in the structure of either a muscle, connective tissue, or body tissue. Dimples have gained a great deal of appreciation in Hollywood, and are always appreciated in an adorable and stunning smile.
Although many men feel self-conscious and insecure about not having much hair, bald men are actually perceived as more attractive according to studies. Women find bald men to not only be more attractive, but also more dominant and confident.
Especially for women, sometimes being taller than their peers can be a touchy subject. However, there is not much that can be done about your height, especially if it’s tallness, other than fully embracing it, and understanding that height is a visual indication of status, and that it often represents that a woman is seriously dominant. Who runs the world? Girls!
Facial scars often means that the man has a somewhat of a ”bad body” character which women often seek out in a partner. Perhaps not for a long-term partner, but this kind of look is believed to be highly attractive and desirable. It shows that they are tough and can protect their partner.
When it comes to fashion, physical appearance has become a form of self-expression. Sophie De Oliveria Barata has created The Alternative Limb Project, in which she uses prosthetics in order to create highly fashionable and unique art pieces. She promotes positive body images for those with disabilities and honors the beauty of body diversity.
Fat found beneath the facial skin helps to keep the face plump, however many people have sunken cheeks, which can be caused by either aging, or a wide variety of other factors, such as starvation of a lack of nourishment. Not feeding the body enough can cause subcutaneous fat underneath the cheek to sink, which although doesn’t sound too healthy, is considered to be a highly attractive and unique look for both men and women.
Frida Kahlo is completely iconic in that both in real life and on canvas her unique features were so celebrated and appreciated, including her upper lip hair, her Mexican identity, and of course her bold uni-brow. Her uni-brow is so confidently unconventional, and she has helped to make such a look more acceptable and beautiful across the globe.
The eyes have something so special about them that makes them capture our attention, and are generally the very first thing that we notice in a person. Some people even believe that the eyes are windows to the soul, and there are some incredibly beautiful people out there who have been blessed with wide eyes. Others have to use makeup to achieve a similar look.
African American Albino
Albinism is a highly rare genetically inherited condition that affects close to one in twenty thousand people. In the western world, it is rather rare, however it is more common in sub-Saharan African. Both parents must carry the gene in order for it to be passed onto their child. They are a highly discriminated and persecuted group of people, with even groups of bounty hunters out to get them. If truly looked at, they are beyond beautiful in their own unique way, and can completely take our breath away.
Lazy eye, officially known as Amblyopia is an eye condition in which reduced vision cannot be fixed by glasses or contact lenses, and is not caused by any eye disease. The brain, for an unexplained reason does not see images the lazy eye. Although it may be considered a defect, it can be incredibly beautiful, and many people have it to different degrees, such as the drop dead gorgeous Scarlett Johansson.
Heterochromia Iridis is when the same eye has two different colors, in contrast to heterochromia where both eyes are different colors. It is characterized by abnormalities in the iris, which is the colored part of the eye. As Kate Bosworth proves, it can be incredibly beautiful.
If Miley Cyrus is rocking this look, then it’s surely acceptable and beautiful. It’s super adorable, shows her true personality and makes us all connect to her through her completely contagious smile.
So you think your tongue is too big? Well, as long as you don’t have any sleep apnea problems then there’s nothing wrong with it. A large tongue is often associated with a higher risk for sleep apnea, a breathing disorder that causes hypertension and can increase the risk of heart disease. Otherwise though? It’s awesome!
The reason for the flat face in East Asians is that they have a lower rate of physical maturing. In other words, humans faces are pretty much immature chimp faces, and a flatter face means a slower maturing rate. Clearly however, this only adds to their uniquely beautiful features.
When it comes to fashion and clothing, a petite size is a standard clothing size specially designed for women who are shorter than the average woman, mostly 160cm, or 5 ft, 3 inches. Petite women are stunning and truly stand out, despite their size, such as the one and only Arianna Grande.
Cleft lip and cleft palate (when the roof of the mouth has an opening to the nose) happen when the tissue of the baby’s face and mouth do not fuse together as they should. It is believed that such cases are caused by a combination of both environmental and genetic factors. Such disorders can lead to speech problems, as well as feeding and hearing problems. However from a visual perspective, it is considered to be highly attractive.
Those with joints that are more flexible than the average person are considered to be hypermobile. People such as the stunning Miranda Kerr are capable of moving them in excess of a normal range of motion, and often comes with uncomfortable symptoms such as pain in the muscles or the joints.
Large foreheads, such as Matthew Mconaughey’s, can be seriously attractive and manly, especially if they are with the right haircut. He’s certainty got the look down. In fact, this hunky Hollywood actor can be said to have broken the barrier for this new and made it more socially appreciated.
We all wish we could have beautiful long legs such as Hollywood actress Charlize Theron. Studies have shown that long legs are considered to be attractive in both males and females, and it is also believe that long legs represent good genes and are a sign of being well nourished.
A long neck, although seriously beautiful can often be caused by damage to the muscles or blood supply in the neck. After a nervous system or muscle injury, anyone can develop such a neck, however most of the time, the causes are unknown and it is referred to as idiopathic torticollis.
When it comes to self grooming, men in recent years have been following the example of women and going to a hair-less body. Today, men have no shame in admitting that they wax or shave, but truth be told, it’s a pity. There are few things more attractive than a man with a full chest of hair. It screams masculinity and confidence, and women are all about it.
Eyes Far Apart
Jackie Onassis, the former First lady and wife of President John F. Kennedy was well known for her classiness and for her beauty. As you can see, she had more space between her eyes than the average woman, however this did not stop her from being one of the most memorable and stunning women of all time.
While some people would look at this kind of smile as a defect, and even try to have it changed through surgical procedures, in many cases it can be very beautiful, and can add a great deal to one’s smile. Nicole Kidman proves this to be entirely true.