Forget the extreme twigginess of the Olsen twins, the gravity-defying voluptuousness of "Desperate Housewife" Nicollette Sheridan, the Amazonian legginess of supermodel Gisele Bundchen.So maybe there's hope for us yet...
To American women, the modern ideal of beauty is older, more ethnic and more unconventional, as lumpy, bumpy and real as Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Lopez and Sophia Loren.
In the nationwide survey released yesterday, 91% of women said they are "satisfied" with their looks, and 81% ranked being good at their job as more important than being attractive to others.
And despite all those beer-and-babes clichés, men, for once, seem to be on the same planet as women. Of the 1,705 people surveyed for "The Allure State of Beauty," 66% of men said they would rather their partners skip the plastic surgery, while 49% of women said they'd never consider a cosmetic procedure, be it liposuction or a lip-filler.
62% of women think their romantic partner would call them beautiful.
6% of women don't tell their partners they wax or bleach their facial hair. Only 2% keep their botox shots a secret - but 26% of men wish they didn't know.
79% of women think they look better clothed than naked.
66% of men say they don't want their partner to consider cosmetic surgery.