What is Beauty?
Posted July 16, 2008on:
Above picture is Miss Universe 2008. Her name is Dayana Mendoza and she’s from the country that’s long been known for its beautiful women, Venezuela. As you can see, she’s beautiful, she’s tall, and yes she’s hot.
Of course you can’t blame Mendoza to be pretty and attractive. I’m sure she has been working so hard to have a wonderful physical appearance and, I think, she deserves a recognition.
But the question that I’d like to arise is, “Does a Queen or Miss Universe have to be beautiful?” By asking such question doesn’t mean I have lost my appetite to admire beautiful women. Having my first adult life in a city like Jakarta I learned that beautiful women, especially the ones with long hair, are valued more than not-so-beautiful women.
I think in every culture queens or princesses are always depicted beautiful. You, of course, are familiar with children’s stories like Cinderella. Why does the beautiful Cinderella have to be nice at the same time while her stepsisters are evil and ugly? No wonder the handsome prince chooses Cinderella.
Indonesian culture is no different. Our folktales also tell children that queens are suppossed to be beautiful and nice at the same time.
It seems to me that every culture in the world has enforced its people to have that kind of mindset. So when Donald Trump decided Mendoza is Miss Universe 2008 no one disagrees because, yes, she’s beautiful.
Beauty contests like Miss Universe, Miss World, or Putri Indonesia have made the old proverb the Inner beauty is the real beauty sound so boring. That it’s just a tagline used by Dove.
But unlike what those beauty contests are showing, in reality, based on my experience, beautiful women are usually the ones with bit*hy attitude. They don’t want to eat any food, they shop expensive things, and they walk as if the street was a catwalk.
Of course there’s always an exception. I had some beautiful friends who were nice and friendly. Some even made the mosque as their base camp. But the sad thing about them was that they were always taken.
Who do you think is more beautiful? A physically attractive woman with not-so-good attitude or a less attractive woman with a big heart?
The answer will be diverse and I don’t think one could be blamed for choosing one position. It’s life and it’s your choice.
But one thing for sure, a man who chooses someone as beautiful as Mendoza, without a doubt, has to prepare to save a lot of extra money to support her needs so she can always be attractive. While a man who chooses a B-looking woman may not be required to spend as much money on her beauty supplies.
What’s your choice?