Digitally Altered Selfies Examine Global Standards of Beauty

Esther Honig asked people from 25 countries around the world to make her "beautiful" and the results are shocking.
2:35 | 06/27/14

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Way to bring it home, Lara. Now in "The "Gma heat index."" a woman sent her selfie all over the world, to find out how standards of beauty vary across cultures on a global level. Abbie Boudreau tells us what she discovered. Reporter: These are the many faces of Esther honic. But only one of them is truly her. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Reporter: She sent this photo of herself wearing no makeup, to 25 countries around the globe, asking people to make her beautiful, using photo shop. I sent off these photos. Awanted to see how their version of beauty affected them. Reporter: She was surprised by what people alter. Some editors changing her skin tone, eyebrow shape. Even her cheekbones. The most shocking he got back from the U.S. When I first opened them, I shrieked. I might have gasped because they were so intensely different. Reporter: I headed to chroma makeup studio in Beverly hills, to talk to co-owner and international makeup artist, Michael ray, to get his take on the difference in her photos. It's remarkable how different she looked from picture to picture. It's exciting to see the pictures evolve. Reporter: With the help of a makeup pro and inspiration from beauty abroad, I was transformed from my natural look into three different styles. From Australia. Add color. Add freshness. Make it looks like it's coming from within. Add the pink on the cheek. Reporter: Like a day at the beach. To Argentina. Brightness, color, and color on the eyes. Reporter: To India. Dark, deep brow. And juicy, red lips. Reporter: A worldwide beauty campaign, proving the power of a picture. There is no universal standard for what is believed to be beautiful. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Abbie Boudreau, ABC news, Los Angeles. We wanted to hear from you. We went to a "Gma" flash poll and asked you, photoshopped in 25 countries. Which look do you think is the most beautiful? She went around the country, around the world, asking that. And this is what you had to say. Bangladesh. And the U.S. Coming in third. A close one. You can see more of the photoshopped pictures from around the world, at goodmorningamerica.com on Yahoo! All right. You were teasing earlier

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