The World’s ‘Most Beautiful Women’ Combined Into One Pretty Composite

Featured Projects September 2nd 2014 7:15 AM 9 Comments

How do we define beauty? Some would say it’s in the eyes, others the shape of the face. It could mean the perfect proportions, or a nice smile or a symmetrical face…beauty is subjective. It is, indeed, in the eye of the beholder.

Screenwriter and Animator, Marius Vibe, sought to create the über-woman in his project “Combined Beauty.” Vibe wondered if he could combine in Photoshop the faces of 8 of the ‘most beautiful women’ in the world, what the outcome would be.

* Would the faces cease to be beautiful?
* Would the faces start to look similar?
* Would the faces actually look like existing persons?
* Would certain patterns of beauty emerge?
 

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Vibe combined the faces of 8 of women on Maxim’s 2011 most beautiful women list using face morphing software and Photoshop for touch ups, under the “cup system,” as seen below:

Cup_system

Maxim List

In the first round, Vibes merged Rosie Huntington-Whiteley/Natalie Portman to get this:

01-08-Natalie_Whiteley Rosie_plus_Natalie

He then combined the other 6 women:

Screen Shot 2014-09-01 at 4.22.14 PM

Then the 4 to these two:

combined-beauty-1

And finally, the über-woman:

Uber-woman-final

His results? Inconclusive. Each woman is beautiful in their own right. No amount of morphing or Photoshop can seemingly make or break beauty.

Along the way, I haven’t created a hybrid that I found more attractive than (most of) the originals, but I still think the faces look “beautiful” in an objective manner. 

As Vibe also points out, the women he morphed are all caucasian, which takes a bit out of the “World’s Most Beautiful Women,” moniker. And of course, this project was done back in 2011, so the Maxim list has some different famous women on it that are not included in this experiment.

So how do we define beauty? I don’t think you really can. Beauty is relative.

[Via Sploid/Marius Vibe]

 

 

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9 Comments

  1. Al cu

    Meh… The exclusions are highly obvious

    • Al cu

      Veronica Webb and countless others should have been considered. I’ve seen Plenty of this type “über-woman” getting hot pocket at wall-mart

  2. Ryan Bartels

    So, pretty much what they’ve concluded is that Emily Rose (television’s Haven) is the most beautiful woman in the world…

    http://tvmegasite.net/images/primetime/articles/rose2.jpg

    http://www.rikerbrothers.com/gallery/large/Emily_Rose_p1.jpg

  3. MARTIN MIANO

    True about beauty being subjective …..

  4. Wendell Fernandes

    No sure I’d do the same experiment

  5. Greg Silver

    No doubt it’s interesting to see how various attributes of beautiful women are morphed into one picture.

    However, IMHO, my UBER Woman has much of her beauty on the inside. Something that can’t be photoshopped, morphed or otherwise distorted. It’s completely unique to her.

  6. Peter Nord

    Looks like she has lipstick on her teeth.

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  8. Clare Havill

    Beauty is subjective, plus the women in the images do not represent women from around the world. This sums up Hollywood.

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