We did another morphthing, this time using pre-made faces on the site. We chose our favorites lumping them together in groups of four as they appeared alphabetically. We merged the top four out of twelve morphs and ended up with the beauty you see below. Her ingredients include: Sophie Ellis Bextor, Rachel McAdams, Rachel HurdWood, Selena Gomez, Elisha Cuthbert, Eva Green, Heather Graham, Dakota Rose, Jessica Simpson, Jessica Biel, Allison Mack, Alicia Silverstone, Avril Lavigne, AJ Cook, AnnaSophia Robb, and Amanda Michalka.
Is it creepy that we did this? Yes. It is also detrimental
insofar as we intellectualize beauty, thus removing it from the realm of
the subconscious mind where it is evolved to function best. By moving appreciation of beauty to the conscious mind, we move our hearts away from it, rendering beauty itself an obsolete ornamentation and not a
means to a relationship end.
In any case, it's
interesting to compare this composite with the one in our previous post
A corollary in Economics might be government planning vs natural trial
and error of the free market. This post reflects random trial and error, whereas the former post shows an
amalgamation of our top four pre-selected female celebrities. (We won't reveal
who those four are, but none of the pics we used were from the given
morphthing pics.) As to which looks better, it would probably depend on our mood at the time.
Also of note is whether facial
averages really capture beauty. A woman's idiosyncrasies may
enhance her beauty beyond the average rather than cause her looks to deviate from a balanced ideal. Although good looks are said to cluster around a facial average, we believe that humans evolved to bond with individuals, particularly individuals who may syngergize with their biological own traits. Therefore, you may have a "thing" for someone, even if the person isn't supermodel material. It's also said that men tend to like women who resemble their mother and that women like men who look like their father. This doesn't seem to be true in every case, but perhaps it is in some cases. But in some sense, there is a hierarchy in facial looks up to a certain point, and from there it's all up to the eye of the beholder.
How do our biggest crushes deviate from the average woman? We asked here how the average of our favorites differs from the average of all women. We hope that it might tell us more about ourselves than perhaps about the women in question.