From beauty pageants to canine contests, almost anything ugly attracts attention
Implications - Ordinary, or even ugly, is being considered attractive. This growing trend may be driven by a combination of curiosity and the human need to relate, as the majority of the population doesnt fall under the typical beauty umbrella personified in mainstream media today. Our culture is learning to embrace all physical attributes as beautiful; it is a celebration of uniqueness rather than adaptation of industry standards. In order to gain favor with the masses, companies are looking for representative icons that make people feel good about themselves rather than inferior, particularly with the physical traits generally association with beauty.