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People Top 5
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- May 08, 2006
- Vol. 65
- No. 18
Beauties Around the Globe
Five Women, Five Countries, Five Ideals of Perfection
Brazil, actress, 27
Voted Carnival Queen in a Quem Acontece magazine poll.
"A mix of extreme sensuality and sweetness is admired in Brazilian women," she says. "And beach-tanned skin tone and a large but firm bum is the most important."
Vicky Zhao Wei
China, actress, 30
Named most beautiful Chinese woman in a poll on sohu.com (the Yahoo! of China).
"I think the Orient considers girls who look modest and quiet to be beautiful," she says. "The West seems to prefer girls who look open-minded and aggressive."
India, actress, 31
Former Miss World; named most beautiful in the world by thousands of Web users.
The feature Indian men drool over: the dazzling green-blue eyes. The Bollywood crossover star is mobbed everywhere. "I can't just go down the street in Bombay," she has said.
Kenya, model, 30
Former Face of Africa; recently named Miss Nairobi Centennial.
"As a girl, I was really tall and thin," she says. "My grandmother, who is a Masai, is 75 years old, about 6 ft. and still superthin. Runs in the family, I guess."
Lebanon, singer/actress, 30
Named Sexiest Woman in the Middle East by a lifestyle magazine; has appeared on 150+ magazine covers.
"My image is a sensual, Arabic, exotic look," she says. "Sultry sometimes. My makeup artist likes to show my eyes more than any other feature."
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