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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

facestat.com

Is not a particularly nice site. I figured, what the heck, I have a fairly thick skin, I don't mind to be judged by strangers based solely on a head shot.

There are several different questions, but most say something like, "describe me in one word", and gauge you on an attractiveness scale of "hot stuff" to "repulsive". Now, you see my handy-dandy photo up there. I'm average looking in my estimation, "cute" on a really good day. However, on facestat.com I was overwhelmingly labeled "repulsive", with a few "not bad". Not a single "good lookin'" or "hot stuff".

Everything else wasn't bad. Age averaged in at 26 (I'm nearing 29--woohoo), intelligence as "bright", most people thought I was caucasian, though I got about 25% Asian (weird, eh?). 100% pegged me as female, that's a relief. Most people described me as "chunky", which I can totally live with.

Now on to the descriptors, these are the best part. "don't match shirt to eye shadow". Um, yeah. That's my territory, so step off. By the way, I look FANTASTIC in a purple sweater with purple shadow; I have hazel eyes and it comes off beautifully. "Overweight", fair enough. "Middle America"--ok, I'm from Ohio. "Backwoods" yikes! There is a stained glass window my grandfather made in the background, could be that. "Nice, Happy, Content", those are all good. "Mom" was probably meant negatively, but it's my favorite of all them.

So in the end, I thumb my nose at this high-school "experiment" and remember that I live in the South, where we're taught, "If you can't say something nice, say something nice"!

More to come, I uploaded a different, more recent picture today.

2 comments:

Michelle@Life with Three said...

You are so brave -- I could never do that. I'd be so scared of what people would say! They sound harsh! I don't know. Maybe I'll try it. Maybe not. I'm on the fence...

ElleBee said...

Must.See.New.Haircut.
:)