What's your type? Twitter post of 2 Japanese models gets netizens talking

11 March 2015 / 1 year 7 months ago

Standards of beauty differ geographically and perhaps, even within a country, as evidenced by a photo of two Japanese models that have left the Internet world debating as to which represented the "ideal female body".

According to an article in Rocketnews24, the image, which was retweeted more than 11,000 times, shows two 18-year-old models of roughly the same height in matching white bikinis.

The woman on the left with the thinner frame and longer legs is fashion model and actress Yumi Shida. The slightly curvier woman on the right is Mizuki Hoshina, a “gravure idol”–the term for the busty swimsuit or lingerie models that appear in men’s magazines.

Japanese netizens seemed mixed on which woman best represented their preferred body type.

Many argued that the long-legged model on the left represented the Photoshopped models seen all over magazines, but the woman on the right seemed more like a “real Japanese girl.”

So this begs the question: Which woman do you think most fits your ideal body type, according to your notion of what beauty is? 

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