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Real Beauty
April 18, 2013 at 6:24 PM

You're beautiful. Even if you don't see it, other people do.

Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. At Dove, we are committed to creating a world where beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety. So, we decided to conduct a compelling social experiment that explores how women view their own beauty in contrast to what others see. 

A woman walks into a room. A forensic sketch artist sits in the room with his back turned to her. He asks her to describe her own appearance. He sketches a face according to that description, then sends her away.

Another woman enters. The sketch artist asks her to describe the first woman. He draws a face according to that description.

Then he shows the first woman both portraits. Her own description was far, far more critical than the other woman's.

When it comes to body image, we're own own harshest critics.

How about you CM? In pure honesty? Would you be part of the 4% of women who truly believe they're beautiful?

How would you rate you in pure anon honesty?
  • Only group members can vote in this poll.
  1. 20% - I'm beautiful except for one thing.
  2. 40% - I could be more so.
  3. 20% - To busy to care what beautiful is
  4. 20% - I'm that 4% no doubt!


  • MamaAjax
    April 18, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Honestly. I'd be like Florence and describe myself more harshly.

  • Janet
    by Janet
    April 18, 2013 at 6:38 PM

     I believe it.

  • goddess99
    April 18, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Interesting. I don't think I'm beautiful but dh does, so that's all I need.

  • LovesMommy13
    April 19, 2013 at 3:16 AM

    I think I'm beautiful. I struggled with an eating disorder in my early teens and since then I worked very hard to build up positive body image so that I can pass that on to my son :)

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