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Is Beyonce The Face Of The Future’s Greatest Beauty?

“Do you think 50 years ago in America they would have been considered icons of beauty?” Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Russell Kridell asked this question at a recent conference, pointing to photos of Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Lucy Liu. While a seminar exploring surgical techniques deep in the heart of Texas hardly sounds like a font of female empowerment, one fascinating and pertinent finding emerged: Thanks to the international embrace of multicultural beauty icons, our standards of what is considered the aesthetic ideal is evolving dramatically.

This isn’t a completely new concept. A 2006 paper by evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry “projected that by the year 3000, human beings will interbreed to become a single race of coffee-colored beings with a genetic upper class of tall, slim folks with even features.” Like Beyonce, with some extra inches added to her petite frame. Keep reading »

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