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A story on beauty published in National Geographic in January, 2000 explored cultural notions of beauty worldwide. I tried to show the obsessive, humorous, and often absurd lengths humans everywhere go to achieve it, prolong it, exploit it, or fake it.

Miss Universe 1998, Wendy Fitzwilliam of Trinidad and Tobago gives her "national costume" a final tweak in her hotel room the night before winning the competition. © Jodi Cobb (11 of 20)
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