Ethnic Beauty Gets a Bump From Mainstream Mags

October 15, 2010  |  

(The Grio) — Kim Kardashian being naked shouldn’t still be news, especially since the reality star literally just disrobed for the May issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Yet, her latest W cover is a conversation piece, most notably the inside photo where Kardashian, dipped in platinum, touts her assets.  As Kardashian’s platinum-dipped visage suggests, we’ve definitely witnessed a mainstream beauty shift in this country in the last decade or so. When Jennifer Lopez’s butt was the rave just a little over a decade ago, magazines weren’t necessarily all out embracing it. Lopez did plenty of magazine covers for certain but it’s hard to imagine any mainstream magazine insisting on running an all-out butt shot of Lopez back then. So the standard of beauty in the United States does indeed appear to be changing.

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