These actually get sent to me. Say hello to this week's winner:
I have a great story idea for you: Exotic Beauty Norms!
The standards of beauty vary tremendously from one culture to the next. So how does one know what exactly defines Exotic Beauty? Enticingly different eyes, fascinating faces, sexy, glamorous, mysterious?
Dr. [NAME REDACTED], who recently returned from Dubai, is an A-list surgeon who has traveled around the world and owns over 24 clinics in more than 15 countries. For him to succeed, it’s extremely imperative to understand the different beauty norms for each country that his patients strive to achieve. For example, what one girl in India deems “beautiful”, another in Shanghai may find repulsive.
As a specialist, Dr. [NAME REDACTED] answers to women with a variety of different requests on a daily basis. As such, he’s developed a keen eye for international beauty. We’d love to put you in touch with him to discuss these trends. For more information about Dr. [NAME REDACTED] or to set up an interview, please contact me directly at: [PHONE NUMBER REDACTED].
[PR REP NAME REDACTED]"
What I don't think this doctor has realized is that he's far behind the times. Ideas of beauty changing from country to country are so last month. These days it's from street to street. I call it "Micro Community Beauty Norms" (TM). For instance, you're no longer drop-dead-hot on Beverly Hills's Beverly Drive if you're drop-dead-hot on Rodeo, which is just one street over. So, too, for Sunset and Hollywood Blvds. And I hear that pretty soon beauty is going to vary from block to block within micro communities, eventually even perhaps landing in the Eye of the Beholder, an ultra-exotic place with so much Otherness that apparently Indiana Jones has only read about it. But don't worry, PR rep: That's at least a month away. It's hard to forecast these things.