Originally Posted by ZephyrusX
Is the UK overly concerned with beauty now? My grandmother is from the UK and she'll watch British TV. Some of it is old. But I noticed the actors are all very ordinary looking and plain. I just assumed from her shows that the British weren't really all that concerned about physical appearances.
Your grandmother is probably watching soaps which do at least try to portray normal everyday people. It's the magazines and adverts that are full-on in your face in every supermarket and newsagent.
You only have to look at the Daily Mail, a popular UK newspaper, which is utterly obsessed with women's appearances. (You can see it online if you really want to - to give you a flavour!)