Stuff Mexicans Like #17: Las Curvas

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In many societies, the thinner the woman, the more attractive one considers her to be. (Just watch the latest Victoria’s Secret fashion show to get a glimpse of what the USA considers feminine and sexy these days.) Here’s a lil hint: 32-24-32. As for Mexico, turn on your television between the hours of 8am and 11pm tuned into any telenovela to see what Mexicans consider attractive for a woman. Hint: 38-27-40. 

Memories of nursing, the image of the capable chef, or likely childbearing abilities?
Perhaps it is the image of the soft, affectionate, nursing mother that draws Mexicans to curves like American travellers to backpacks and athletic sandals. Maybe it has more to do with the image of the capable cook, the provider of delicious meals, and the perception of “lacking for nothing” that Mexicans love. Studies have shown that men are more attracted to women who appear to be quite capable of bearing healthy children and continuing their family line. These traits are generally recognized by rosy cheeks and wide hips. Whatever the reason, women in Mexico can be seen daily in all their curvaceuos glory sporting xx-small t-shirts and size 4 jeans with their actual 34-38-38 flesh wedged in nicely.
Oprah’s “Women at 30 Around the World”
Oprah does a show called “Women at 30 Around the World” once a year. She asks each international woman what life is like for her in her country, in her family, what is expected of her, etc. Last time I saw it, the Mexican 30 year old representative was a soap opera actress who still ives at home with la familia (see Stuff Mexicans Like #1: La Familia & Stuff Mexicans Like #16: 20 en la Casa; 10 en el Carro; y 5 en la Cama). She said with a laugh, “Women eat as much as we want and we definitely don’t excercise in Mexico. Men like us soft with curves. Diets do not exist.” I think she was onto something.
Exhibit A:
Famous Mexican Actresses & Singers
Exhibit B:
Famous UnitedStatesian & Canadian Actresses & Singers

5 Responses to “Stuff Mexicans Like #17: Las Curvas”

  1. Tom610 October 30, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    Perhaps true, but unfortunately Mexico has the 2nd highest rate of obesity in the world(after the U.S.) It’s dangerous living near us, apparently. I’m sure this is recent…brought on partly by Coca Cola.

    • garrisonmi December 10, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

      Gracias, Tom. See “Stuff Mexicans Like: La Coca” & “Stuff Mexicans Like: La Televisión” for my thoughts on the roots of Mexican obesity. 🙂

  2. Gil October 28, 2013 at 8:13 pm #

    My Americanized self has been attractive to thin supposed ideal look for a woman, but deep down in my mexican heart, I just adore a nice curvy woman with big hips, medium size waist, c cup breast and a nice bubble butt.

  3. Andoy Sacco December 31, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    Mexican women more attractive — more curves, not anorexic looking!

  4. Clopton Havers December 6, 2014 at 9:27 pm #

    Dang, I must be Mexican!

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