KYRGYZ // ARCHIVE of the first interviews of the project “National origins of beauty”

The National Origins of Beauty project (Les origines de la beauté) is a non-commercial art-documentary and research project about the ethnic diversity of humanity, represented through the beauty of women of all nationalities of the world.

The objective of the project is to fully, systematically and at the same time creatively show the real scale of the ethno-cultural multitude of people, to illustrate each original ethnicity, no matter how small it is and what political status it would not have.

It is ethnic groups, and not states, that are put at the heart of the project in order to clearly demonstrate the entire multinational flavor of the world that we do not see, focusing solely on racial or country-by-country typologies characteristic of various international competitions and other events. Limiting themselves to citizenship, about 90% of the peoples existing in the world that are not represented as independent states remain out of sight.

The National Origins of Beauty project was recognized by UNESCO and was first presented at the International Women’s Day exhibition at the organization’s Paris headquarters in March 2014.

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Pingdong Trip

Yu Rou had a presentation to do at Pingdong. She managed to make good use of her trip to indulge in the culinary delights of Pingdong. At the end of her video she mentioned about Pingdong being very beautiful. Is this strange coming from a mainlander who has seen the glitz and glamour of Shanghai and Beijing? No, it isn’t. That’s because, even though urban Taiwan doesn’t look as impressive as first tier cities on the mainland, you are unlikely to encounter the languid, impoverished precincts that you’ll not fail to see after just an hour’s drive out of the most glamourous on the mainland.

Taiwan Rainy Day Tour

The spring season is often rainy in Taiwan. What do you do on rainy days? You do a culinary tour.

Those who have watched her older videos will notice that her accent may not have changed but after living in Taiwan, her tone has become a lot gentler and more refined.

Above The Clouds At Xinzhu, Taiwan

We’ve got Taiwanese appreciating the mainland. We also have mainlanders appreciating Taiwan. Compared to “Taiwan Cousin” 台湾表妹, Heilongjiang native “鱼肉” is not only prettier but a lot more natural and sincere.

Those who have watched her older videos will notice that her accent may not have changed but after living in Taiwan, her tone has become a lot gentler and more refined.