We polled 2,000 men and women from across the country to find out what’s beautiful now. The findings will surprise you.
WOMEN ARE CONFLICTED ABOUT CURVES
Seventy-three percent of women say that a curvier body type is more appealing now than it has been in the past ten years. Still, when asked if they wanted to change their hips, 85 percent of women wanted them to be narrower.
THE MOST STRESSED-ABOUT BODY PART: ONE GUESS
Thirty-five percent of men and women said that, if there is one part of their bodies they’d like to change the most, it’s their stomachs.
AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN HAVE KILLER CONFIDENCE
When asked about their personal attractiveness, African-American women were three times as likely as Caucasian women to rate themselves at the hot end of the spectrum.
MEN DIG 28-YEAR-OLDS
Men said that women are their most beautiful at age 28. In a similar study conducted by Allure in 1991, men voted 31 to be the hottest age.
MEN LIKE BIGGER BUTTS…ON THEMSELVES?
Twenty-two percent of men (compared to 11 percent of women) said that if they could change their butts, they would want it to be larger.
EVERYONE LOVES ANGELINA
Men want to be with her, and apparently women love her, too. Twelve percent of women and 9 percent of men agreed that Angelina Jolie is the celebrity that most represents the physical ideal.
MEN LOVE BOOBS AND BUTTS? SHOCKING!
When it comes to sexual attraction, women list their top five favorite male attributes as a guy’s face, body type, smile, eyes, and height. And men’s answers, in order? Face, body type, breasts, smile, and butt.
EVEN GUYS WORRY ABOUT WEIGHT
Eighty-six percent of men said that they wanted to weigh less—as did 97 percent of women.
HAIR COLORS HAVE SURPRISING STEREOTYPES
When asked to pick out adjectives that best describe blonde and brown hair, both men and women said that brunettes and blondes are considered to be beautiful, sexy and classy. However, brunettes were also found to be intelligent and trustworthy. And while blondes are seen as confident, they were also voted most bitchy.
COUGARS ARE HOT!
Only 3 percent of women defined themselves as cougars. But maybe more of them should: Turns out, 26 percent of men say that cougars are hot.
AGING ISN’T ACCEPTABLE
Ninety-three percent of women say the pressure to look young today is greater than it’s ever been.