This is What the Ideal Woman’s Body Looks Like, According to Science
The perfect female body.
Does it exist? According to science, it does.
If that doesn’t surprise you, wait until you see what it actually looks like. It’s nothing like you see on fashion channels, that’s for sure.
According to researchers at the University of Texas, the perfect female body measures 1.68 meters in height. The bust/weight/hip measurements are 99-63-91.
In case you cannot picture the body based on the measurements, take a look at the picture below.
This is Kelly Brook, a 34-year old model and actress from England.
When Brook first tried to break into the modeling world, the talent scouts actually laughed at her and called her “too plump.”
But, according to scientists, Kelly Brook’s all-natural body is perfect in terms of attractiveness.
But what makes attractiveness so important, you wonder? Scientifically speaking, attractiveness signifies the most important trait a human can have – fertility.
As we all know, the main function of individuals from any species is to support future generations – a full figure communicates one’s efficiency at doing just that through not only pregnancy, but feeding as well.
According to a research, men are attracted to women whose facial and body characteristics correspond with youth and good health.
This attraction transcends culture. Multiple studies have shown that even when two men come from entirely different cultural backgrounds, they will most likely be attracted to the same woman with more youthful, healthy characteristics.
So why do we see the skinny models, then?
According to Jennifer Lee, who worked for top designer Karl Lagerfeld – the head of Chanel, the answer to the question is “because they’re trying to sell clothes, not convey fertility.”
Modeling companies are hiring fashion models based on their ability to highlight the lines and structure of the clothing they wear. That’s the reason why we see only a few women in the industry who look like Kelly Brook.
But even though skinny supermodels make a flowing dress look good on the runway, scientifically most men would prefer a woman several times larger.
Being too skinny is an indicator of unhealthiness and can lead to various health problems. But being too large isn’t good either – finding a healthy balance is key.
Watch the video below to learn about female body types and history.
The New York Times