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Added by Kawaii on 19 May 2011 06:40
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Exotic; Not Classic, Not Ugly

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I hate using airbrushed/Photoshopped pics but she looks stunning here, and especially exotic I actually thought it was Georgia Jagger at first.
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Prominent bone structure, a bit of a strong nose, looks much older than she really is.
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Her looks make her basically a human anime character, imo.
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Similar to Audrey... the eyes are waaaay too Asian-looking to make her classical looking. Also, she has Cupid's bow-shaped lips and a very round face (which is another Asian trait, for Chinese, I think).
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More Asian eyes!
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Probably the most mistaken person ever for classic beauty. Classic style did not make her a classic beauty; she looked far too Dutch and Asian (though she was not) to be classic.
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Nordic women, contrary to popular opinion, tend to lean towards exotic more than classic. I'm not sure why but people (Americans especially) tend to think blonde hair is classic instead of exotic, especially with light eyes, even though brunettes with blue eyes (Megan Fox, Adriana Lima) are all called exotic!
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Ironically, even though her size makes her popular with Americans, facewise, she isn't so much, and isn't usually considered exotic, although many other classical-looking Hispanic/Latino girls like Adriana Lima, Vanessa Hudgens, or Eva Longoria all are. Coincidentally, they are all also thin.
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AKA the Pfeiffer doppleganger.
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Like Gisele, I find that German or part-German women tend to be maddeningly, beautifully exotic. Some might call them masculine but if looking so strong-featured yet decidedly feminine makes you a man, I wanna be. ;p
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OK, I'm disregarding the title... I do find her very ugly, but she IS exotic.
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OK, I do find her kinda ugly. Her kind of exotic looks are not my type. You may not want her on this list but it's silly to deny her being exotic. Her looks (lazy eyes, nose, cheekbones) are unconventional in how they look, making her exotic.
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Why Adriana Lima of all people is considered exotic but not Doutzen I don't know. I guess because of the coloring?
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she's so cute with the big smile and eyes she must be classic, right? well, I think with her flat nose and cartoonishly wide eyes, she's more exotic, strangely.
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These women are either generally considered to be classic beauties or downright ugly when they are just exotic. Exotic people are often considered ugly which makes total sense, but when I call them that, people will go "No, they aren't exotic, just ugly/average/mediocre" as if you can't be two at once because exotic suddenly means attractive?!

And no, you don't actually need to find any attractive.

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Posted: 7 years, 4 months ago at May 24 18:08
YES!!! Love the list, you beat me to this one. :)
Nice to see some other people know the difference between exotic, classic, beauty, and ugly.
Posted: 7 years ago at Aug 31 15:56
Agree with most. I'm not a big fan of Scarlett either.
Posted: 7 years ago at Aug 31 18:15
Scarlett ugly? o.o You're probably the only person on earth with this opinion. In plus, I never heard people referring to ugly with exotic. I dont want to critizise you, just my thoughts :)
Posted: 7 years ago at Aug 31 18:57
Taylor Swift? Ali Larter? Dunst? Klum Paris HILTON?!! They symbolise, generic NON exotic looks! They are all TOTAL mainstream looking. There are girls that look just like Demi everywhere! you don't put them on the same list as AUDREY!! You can't be both.
Posted: 7 years ago at Aug 31 21:46
ranz- actually I've talked to several people who dislike her... guys too. I dislike how squinty her eyes are in contrast to her rather big lips. Just reminds me of Taylor "No Shirt" Lautner, who I can't stand. but then, you're a guy, so like other guys you probably just like her boobs =P

and amanda, OK, I get it, you wanna stalk and b*tch. I'm so glad I blocked your freakishly immature self. And yeah, sorry, I dont know what this "symbolic" crap you're pulling out your butt is, but their features are unusual, so they are EXOTIC. COLORING =/= WHAT IS EXOTIC OR CLASSIC FEATURES- a big nose, a strong jaw, freckles- are. Taylor looks Asian, Kirsten has very small features on a wide face, Ali has sharp Nordic/German looks.. I could go on.

Durrrr. Stop being so psycho and act your middle-age.

And please, show me anyone who looks a thing like Demi. Even if they do, how exactly does that make her not exotic? Audrey is, but Penelope Cruz, Audrey Tautou, Calista Flockhart and Anna walton do and they look nothing alike (except for Calista and Anna, who are twins).
Posted: 7 years ago at Aug 31 22:15
What is "classic" beauty?
Posted: 7 years ago at Sep 1 0:37
Sorry, but so many mistakes here.
Every oblique eyes (e.g. Taylor Swift) instantly remind you "Asian"? That seems a little weird.
Also weird, what's a Jewish look?! There are Polish Jewish and Chinese Jewish people- and they do look quite different.
And I found it odd to know how it's hard for you to find Adriana Lima Exotic.. She couldn't be any more exotic.
Posted: 7 years ago at Sep 1 1:18
abhi- Classic? "Safe" features. Round eyes, straight noses, maybe a weak chin, maybe straight hair, no "strong" or unusual features basically. It of course differs from country to country but naturally I'm referring to America and maybe Britain too. I did a list on that if you'd like to check it out.

coral- no, there aren't "mistakes". as the others have said, this is opinion, correct? And no, her eyes are very Asian-like- small, elongated, almond-shaped, slightly upturned, prominant lids, therefore yes, naturally, she DOES remind one of an Asian, especially with her round face. Sorry, but I find it a little weird you find such a very common opinion weird. Or rather, I think you just want to pretend it's weird just because you don't think she looks Asian because she's such a white girl. If she had black hair everyone would be gushing about what an exotic beauty she is.

And Adriana could not be further from exotic. kieferfan.com/photos/adriana-lima-photos-54.jpg There is nothing unusual about her at ALL; I see girls like that all the time off the street, same for Megan Fox, who seems to be her slightly more attractive twin. Once again... your coloring doesn't make you exotic (at least, I assume you like everyone else who's vehementaly defended her supposed exotic-ness. I've no idea why people stubbornly refuse to accept that), your FEATURES do. Her features are extremely common and rather bland. I'm not saying no one can find her attractive; I'm saying her facial features just aren't ususuan, because they aren't. So many American and Brazilian girls look like that, especially with the straight hair and tanned skin too. Or your heritage... ugh, that's annoying. waaaay too many people hold the belief that being ethnic makes you automatically exotic, no matter how you look. it does not.

so only 2? that's "so many"? =\
Posted: 7 years ago at Sep 1 3:50
www.listal.com/list/shes-not-exotic and here's my inspiration, if you all would like to check her's out ;D
Posted: 7 years ago at Sep 1 10:55
Swift just looks infantile. she might remind someone who is a little bit mixed, but asian? Asians don't look like that. In different angles she looks even less asian:

And Audrey Hepburn looks somehow south-east european.
Posted: 7 years ago at Sep 14 2:18
well, I stand by what I said. I honestly think if she had olive skin, black hair, and brown eyes people would be more willing to agree with that statement. But then again, I'm an American, and any slit eyes look "Asian" to us. cuz we're American. ;)
Posted: 6 years, 10 months ago at Nov 24 19:40
for me, Emily Deschanel is most beautiful than her sister. and, taking Taylor Swift, all are beautiful and pretty
Posted: 6 years, 10 months ago at Nov 25 20:46
I agree, Zooey is VERY overrated. I actually sort of liked her in Elf with blonde hair, even though it clashed with her skin tone, but it didn't make her huge icy eyes so hard to look at and such. Emily is unusual looking and beautiful though.
Posted: 6 years, 7 months ago at Feb 2 22:19
"AKA the Pfeiffer doppleganger." N.E.V.E.R.
Michelle is pure perfection and AnnaLynne McCord is just...cute.

Posted: 6 years, 7 months ago at Feb 4 23:03
but they look sooo similar. and I disagree, I cant find anything cute about AL. She's more sexy than cute, especially since almost all her characters are... well, not virginal. XD
Posted: 6 years, 7 months ago at Feb 13 8:27
"cuz we're American." negative. it's probably just you.

i liked this list, but the constant referral to almond-eyes being "asian" made absolutely no sense whatsoever. considering that almond eyes are the most common eye shape--whereas ASIAN is an eye shape of its own--you may want to recheck the qualifications for "asian". again, nice list, just ... definitely not agreeing with the whole eye shape thing.
Posted: 6 years, 5 months ago at Apr 23 20:17
adriana lima's ethnicity is Swiss, African, Japanese and Native American Indian. thats why she looks exotic.
Posted: 6 years, 5 months ago at Apr 26 15:24
No, you miss the point. Your HERITAGE doesnt make you LOOK exotic. If that were the case, more celebs like, say, Vanessa Hudgens would look exotic because she is Hispanic/Chinese/Irish/etc. and obviously she isn't exotic looking at all.

I mean, if you had absolutely no idea what Adriana's heritage was, or if she were just plain Irish/Spanish/etc. (only ONE or two instead of a bunch) you wouldn't still say that, would you? No, because you couldn't.
Posted: 6 years, 5 months ago at Apr 26 15:27
gloria- thanks! I agree, I find Emily waaay prettier/more interesting looking and cooler than Zooey, even though everyone I know prefers Zooey to Emily. And I agree, although I like Lucy, you can NOT beat Rachel!
Posted: 6 years, 4 months ago at May 21 21:58
Is it only me who finds this close-minded?
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at Jul 29 13:10
I find JAckie O and Taylor Swift to be overrated, but most of these women are attractive. Pressly is gorgeous, as are Bellisario, Moore, Bergman, and Ferrara. why would you call Benson exotic? the shape of her face is, I guess, but she has standard features of what is considered desirable
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Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at Jul 30 2:34
Jackie overrated?? No way! maybe as a style icon. I dislike her boxy suits. she looked better in capris and tees. I also think Taylor is overrated but her hair is gorgeous, she has good style and is fairly classy. if she wears less makeup, she looks waaay better.

yeah, I thought of taking Benson off. her eyes are upturned (and she has a lazy eye too) and her face is pointy. she also reminds me of a more attractive Scarlett Johansson, whose eyes are also a bit exotic. I dont know.
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at Jul 30 2:35
ccc- apparently. ;) especially since you won't explain what you mean, and I imagine that is because you can't. I have to doubt you even know what that word means. if it were "close minded" I would probably have only Hispanics on here, or only young women, or only blue eyed women, or something.
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Nov 24 17:13
Taylor doesn't have asian looking eyes, asian eyes are not characterized by being long, but because they have an epicanthic fold, but yeah, Taylor is exotic because she's got a cattish looks. I think it's more her clothes that make her looks so generic rather than her actual facial features.
Posted: 5 years, 6 months ago at Mar 5 17:41
I totally agree that zooey is waaay overrated, Emily Deschanel is gorgeous and talented, but always overlooked. It really pisses me off that she doesn't get the attention she deserves :/
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Jun 14 12:52
I'm not quite sure. So exotic means every other woman who are not listed in the sexiest person alive list? Also the amount of the people in this list is too big. I do find that some of them have interesting face, but many of these women are average beautiful Hollywood actresses/singers, who have plastic surgeries to be enought pretty for viewers (nose job etc.). And Paris Hlton? I mean really? She just looks like a porn star.
I personaly love classic beauties, like Audrey Hepburn,Troian Bellisandro and Natalie Portman. So thanks adding them :)
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Jun 14 17:45
Porn stars can't be exotic?

also average looking (to you) or has had plastic surgery has nothing to do with it. Scarlett Johansson for example is very typical looking except for her eyes.

And thanks, but they aren't classic, or else I wouldn't have added them =P Well, maybe Natalie. I should probably take her off.
Posted: 4 years, 12 months ago at Sep 28 20:25
Posted: 4 years, 10 months ago at Nov 22 19:34
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Dec 21 10:55
Scarlett Johansson ugly?....millions of men will see your comments and think you are the most stupid person on earth to think that.

I also notice that Sarah Michelle Gellar is also in this list...Exotic you say?...really?...i think she is gorgeous.
Posted: 4 years, 8 months ago at Jan 16 1:00
No, actually they won't, and plenty agree, but unlike a sheep like you I couldn't care less what others think, especially since her snout and tiny eyes kinda prove it right.

And what does her being gorgeous have to do with what I said? Do you not know what exotic means? it doesnt mean ugly, it means EXOTIC. Do you people not ever read the side description...?
Posted: 4 years, 8 months ago at Jan 16 1:01
Betta- her face shape does look exotic. she seems to have strong features, but the wide eyes are more classic.
Posted: 4 years, 8 months ago at Jan 22 23:42
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Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Mar 23 1:49
Out of 37 women there are maybe three women of color. White women are exotic looking? I can see South American or Polynesian women being exotic but not white. Taylor Smith a a plain looking white woman. I guess the white woman that made this list had to be born in the 1800's when white men placed them on pedestals not to be looked at by other races. This is white privilege at its best.
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Mar 23 4:56
Taylor's definitely unusual looking. Please show me five white women off the street who look anything like her.

Of course most are white. Is it my job to have token minorites like Disney (which is actually insulting to minorities)? No. Anyone can be exotic, but I see it more on average with the vast diversity of whites' appearance. Yet they're seldom acknowledged are exotic looking, (even when they are they're usually tanned brunettes) which I wanted to show with my list, which is obvious if you'd chill and let go of racist social justice for two seconds. Whites too often are called "plain" or ugly for the crime of lacking melanin. Why can't people just find them unusual looking, even attractive, without some entitled person getting up in arms? That sounds like jealous 6th grade drama.

Minority privilege is attacking the beliefs of others and expect them to change them to your will- and have it done. You seem to think a listal list is a "privilege" instead of the fact that you presumably live in Western civilization, access to the Internet and a computer, are allowed to express yourself freely, etc. and a number of privileges. What a spoiled mentality the Western world has adopted.

tl;dr: Honestly you just sound mad you weren't represented, and that is nobody's problem (also not very factual). It's a privilege to think it is. Make your own list instead of demanding others cater to selfish political correctness and have a nice day.
Posted: 4 years ago at Aug 30 2:21
Posted: 2 years ago at Aug 30 14:35
Why Michelle Pfeiffer, Scarlett Johansson, Doutzen Kroes are exotic?:/ I think they are classic(especially michelle).No?I am just asking...

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