Blue Eyes Map

on Friday, April 29, 2011

If you ever wondered “where are people in Europe with blue eyes most concentrated?” this map is for you.

Between 1900 and 1950, only about 10% of Americans were nonwhite. Today 33% are nonwhite, and the United States is about 15% blue-eyed.

In the '70s and '80s the fashion models who exemplified the All-American look were typically Scandinavian. The look advertisers want today favors honey-colored skin, brown hair, and green or brown eyes. The most successful models are coming from Brazil.

But even as blue eyes give way to brown, lighter eyes will maintain a certain allure. When people see something pleasurable, their eyes dilate, which is considered attractive. Since dilated pupils are easier to see on lighter eyes, they have a natural appeal.