Physical Attractiveness

Rules of engagement for a modern woman

Bride Wannabes, a recently concluded local reality TV show featuring five fearless women looking for husbands, was an instant hit.

Sunday, 29 April, 2012, 12:00am

It pays to be beautiful

A friend, who wants to become a professional image consultant, believes that the mainland is a potentially huge new market. Bernice told Baat Gwaa that image consulting took off in the West more than 20 years ago, but people in this part of the world have still not taken full advantage of it.

25 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

When looks don't matter

Luxury brand Prada found itself in hot water last year when a former employee in Japan accused the company of trying to fire 'old, fat and ugly' store employees. The outcome of the case, it should be stressed, saw the competent court dismissing all accusations and ruling that the termination of employment - for reasons other than those alleged - was quite legitimate.

27 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

A cute angle

It is a universal phenomenon that sex sells. But, in Japan, even sex has to take a back seat when it comes to advertising in commercial media and popular culture in general. Few actresses and models appeal unless they are cute.

7 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Asian male beauty makes cameras click

Whatever trashy romance novels may say about tall dark strangers, CitySeen thinks everybody has a different idea of what makes somebody attractive.

24 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Meow! Science sinks its claws into catty comments

Feminists will hate this but sorry, we male pigs just love it.

Canadian behavioural scientist Maryanne Fisher has found that women instinctively downgrade the attractiveness of other women's looks at the most fertile point in their monthly cycle, but tend to be more generous at other times.

21 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

how a head for figures pays dividends

Ladies, don't fume the next time a man drools and looks you over from top to toe - he is actually doing torturous maths in his head.

Polytechnic University clothing expert Fan Jintu and his colleagues have worked out an attractiveness formula, and they think men unconsciously use it to size up members of the opposite sex.

14 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Changes 'could hurt public confidence'

Deputy Commissioner of Police Wong Tsan-kwong warned that a proposal to impose the same physical requirements on male and female officers might hurt public confidence. He said any changes would need to take into account work requirements and public expectations.

2 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

fat free?

Anthony Tam Programme: Jennifer Walker, The Natural Health Clinic, Wyndham Street, Central.

27 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Tunnel vision

THE hopelessly chauvinistic views of Peter Lavac ('Happy to be sex objects', South China Morning Post, July 10) sink to even lower depths of sexism than the Carlsberg ad on which he is commenting.

Not only does he praise the ad for 'portraying life as it really is', he implies that this is life as it should be.

13 Jul 1995 - 12:00am


AT last, Hong Kong has a multi-purpose outdoor stadium worthy of its stature as one of Asia's predominant cities.

This magnificent stadium of ultra-modern design and sweeping attractiveness will immediately establish itself as a landmark venue for a wide variety of exciting outdoor ''happenings''.

11 Mar 1994 - 12:00am