As we mentioned when we first started are expose on models and ladies from around the world, we felt that it was extremely important to not only feature the models but also to feature the environment and cultures from where they came.
Simpleminds believes that people are products of their environments and most people believe that the cultures they come from are unequivocally the best. It is ostensibly impossible to argue with any person about their culture—and equally as important–is why would anyone want too?
Therefore when we first started our feature it was entitled “Where did they all come from?” based on an Eastern European article we read and subsequently started featuring models from the world over. Then we progressed into featuring the ladies by country; and that brings us to where we are today.
Experts for years have equated extraordinary beauty with a person’s childhood experiences. In my travels I can attest to the fact that it seems far more apparent when visiting other nations that people just seem happier, healthier, kinder, and so much fuller of happiness to help out.
Any person whose spent anytime abroad, meaning outside of America, can clearly attest to the fact that once having travelled and lived overseas, it’s when one comes back to America the first thing they-or-certainly I noticed was that people in the USA don’t smile nearly as much as their counterparts around the world.
Now I am sure there is a bias here but hey, what’s the big deal? I sure noticed this phenomenon after being outside the country for years. Perhaps the biggest thing I noticed was the general overall differences in children.
It seems wherever I go, whether it is in a foreign ghetto area, or the top of Diplomat Row, the children have a completely different outlook on things. Now folks–of course I don’t mean just ‘things.’ I mean kids are kids and they are meant to be children.
Rather than be in an environment of Hollyweird glitz and bling or seeing just about anyone with any athletic talent signing million dollar contracts for most of the children I’ve met abroad have little or no concern of these things what-so-ever!
Therefore, I’ve often wondered, of course based on what experts allege and my own personal experience is this hypothetical: When kids are allowed to be kids, playing, laughing, being outdoors and happy do you think that this attitude somehow sustains within that person for life?
Having lived in Central and South America I sure can say, “YES!” without question, toss in a stick and a rock and you’ve got yourself a baseball game! Moreover, think of what the talent would be like to make the Brazilian National Soccer Team!!
Here’s another little tidbit to contemplate on: Think of Fidel Castro: He attended Harvard University in Boston; when he completed his coursework he was picked up by the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team as a pitcher. During tryouts the final spot came down to Castro and another person. The other person was selected. The rest is…shall we say history!
Just another small bit of trivia: Realizing the value and influence that Pele had on Brazil as a country, the Brazilian government had Pele declared a “Natural Resource” so he could not be traded or otherwise unless he had approval from the government!
Pure enjoyment time! As always special thanks to my friends and mentors at The Fashion Model Directory and B.W. Greyscale, and of course “As Never Seen on T.V.” your Models blog—these folks are the real deal!
[Drum roll please….] And now for you ensemble cast: At top is Tamaris Souza Frietas, Flavia M., Fabiana S., Karoline Amaral, Fernanda Motta, and Caroline Bernardi.