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Beauty Standards Have Changed An Insane Amount Over 3,000 Years (Video)

By now, you've probably seen one of those videos documenting the changing beauty standards over the past century. This video is like that — only way, way cooler.

Instead of documenting the beauty ideals of the past century, Buzzfeed rounded up a cast of diverse women to model beauty standards as they evolved throughout 3,000 years of history.

While similar videos tend to focus on a specific place, this video zooms out to take a global look at how women's bodies are perceived in different societies.

From Ancient Egyptian beauty standards to our modern-day ideals, this video comprehensively covers it all.

The dramatic changes from era to era serve as a powerful reminder that not only is beauty subjective, it's fleeting.

We've said it a thousand times, but it's time to stop focusing on what we look like and start paying attention to things that actually matter.

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Gillian Fuller graduated from New York University in 2014 and joined the Elite Daily team shortly after as a Staff Writer. She previously worked as a freelance writer for Time Out New York and Racked, mainly covering fashion and beauty.
Gillian Fuller graduated from New York University in 2014 and joined the Elite Daily team shortly after as a Staff Writer. She previously worked as a freelance writer for Time Out New York and Racked, mainly covering fashion and beauty.

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