Well I was also asking myself how Miki, Mao or Laura cannot be considered women. According to this poster, all skaters seem to be boring/ugly/whatever. probably barbie will do... (Did you know that barbie, if she were a real peron, wouldn't be able to walk because of her proportions?)
how can you not find Laura stunning? http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Q4-1uB5FTQ...pist%C3%B6.jpg
and I think in person she's even better than on photos!
Definitely Kiira Korpi and YuNa Kim belong at or near the top of this list. Aliona Savchenko is also stunning. She looks like an eighteenth-century painting of an aristocrat. What a gorgeous couple she and the tall, elegant Robin Szolkowy make. Amanda Evora is lovely, and her radiant smile adds to the effect.
Meryl Davis goes on this list, of course, and Tessa Virtue (what a great name!), and Tanith Belbin. So do Miki Ando and the Asada ladies. I have a special affection for Mao because of that great, straightforward smile when she's happy with life, but she looks gorgeous in glamor photos as well. I'd add Caroline Zhang, and of course Alissa.
Rebellious insertion: Since Michelle skated earlier this season (in YuNa's show in Korea), I add her whether it's within the parameters of this thread or not. So there. And Sasha, since she did skate (yay!) at Nationals.
Plenty more, but this is a good bunch of names for a start. When do we start the guys' list?
2. Because she looks plane. But tastes differ. Maybe you have another opinion. Btw her appearance has nothing to do with her personality. Maybe she is a nice person, maybe not. I don`t know. I was speaking about her plain look only.
Miki Ando is really beautiful. So are Oksana Domnina, Nathalie Pechalat, Sarah Meier, Tessa Virtue and Anna Cappellini.
Same with the issue of slimness. Skimness is admired in some cultures; in others, conventional standards of beauty favor more robust and mature figures.
Then Laura Lepisto comes on a little later and he says, "Oh, I like her. She's sexy." And...I was intrigued! Anyway, this is one example of a guy who prefers Laura to Kiira (my aesthetic preferences slightly tilt the other way for Kiira, but I think I can see why.) I don't know if he was influenced by Laura's superior skating, but she does have a refined, yet exotic, look. I guess he doesn't go for the Barbie-ideal, which is funny, because his taste in other things (food, clothes, etc.) is so..."white bread".
Someone mentioned Grace Kelly:
Kiira is not quite her doppelganger, but I could see she might look like some combination of Kiira + Laura.
I am kind of surprised to hear that Mai is more towards contemporary beauty. Isn't that because of the way she wears trendy makeup and does hairdo? I actually think that Mai is also a typical traditional Japanese beauty. I'd say she's more like a mature lady than a doll though.
Mai in Kimono. Classy.
Mao in pink Kimono. Very pretty.
Mao and Mai in Kimono.
^ I consider Mao as more beautiful than Mai, but it's interesting because tastes seem to differ, again.
Another example of a rounded, high forehead on a beautiful skater: Anna Cappellini
Miki, Yu-Na, Mao, Mai, Joannie, Shizuka, Kanako, Yea-Ji Yun, Ashley, Mirai, Alissa, Laura, Kiira, Elene, Sarah Meier, Elena, Sasha, Michelle, Sarah Hughes, etc
Pairs and Ice Dance
Anna, Tanith, Federica, Oksana, Jana, Qing, Tessa, Aliona, Dan, Maria, Amanda, Tatiana, Meryl, Cathy, etc.
Miki = exotic in a good way
Mao = cute
Yuna = pretty, girl next door
Kiira = classic beauty
Laura = there's something about her, the more you look at her the more she's beautiful
In the end, beauty is in the eye of beholder.
To me, Mao and Mai almost look like twins. They are the same size and have very similar facial features. I normally think Mai looks prettier but I do think that is mostly because she is trendy and fashionable. Mao doesn't have the best teeth but apart from that she's very attractive. I still think Miki is prettier than both of them though, but TV doesn't do her justice, in person she has very soft facial features and is really slender with the prettiest eyes.
According to this reference, the whole thing is related to the fact that men approaching maturity develop a larger lung capacity (no doubt in order to run fast, leap about with great vigor, fight wars, etc.) Therefore they need big noses, too (cf. the energetic quad-man E. Plushenko). The nose and expanded breathing passages is what determines the overall characteristics of the face.
# The faces of prepubertal boys and girls are essentially comparable.
# In females facial development slows after about age 13.
# In males, facial development begins to be fully manifested at puberty and continues throughout the adolescent period and into early adulthood.So I guess the idea is that women who retain these youthful characteristics are regarded as prettier because they (together with children) are less like men. (?)# A trend is emerging in that most of the same facial features that characterize both headform and sexual dimorphism also relate to differences between children and adults. In all three cases, the nasal area of the face relates to the other facial features in a predictable manner.