Jaclyee, age 7

What makes a lady beautiful or pretty?

Her hair color.

Like what?

Brown or yellow.

If you were thinking of the picture in your head, what do you see?

The dress that my mommy wears. It has a big flower on it.

Can you think of anything else a beautiful lady would look like?

She would have brown hair and blue eyes, or gray, and she would be wearing earrings and necklaces.

Who is one beautiful or pretty lady you think of?

My mommy because she wears my favorite colors.

What are your favorite colors?

Brown and black.

What do you think is pretty or beautiful about you?

My hair color.

Why?

Because I like blond.

Is there anything else you want to tell me?

The shapes of the rings that we wear.

That’s also beautiful? Like what?

Like a diamond ring, because they shine.


Jaclyee, 7

Ohio

Lauren, age 6

What makes ladies beautiful?

Their smile.

What else?

That they have pretty clothes on.

What do they look like?

Like your clothes.

Would they be pretty colors?

Yes, pretty colors. Red, purple, orange, blue, green or yellow.

Is there anything else that you think would be really pretty?

What you have inside.

Like what?

If you like something and your friend says, “Hey, you’re copying me,” it’s because you like the picture. You make a pretty picture from inside and your friend likes it too.

Is there one beautiful or pretty lady you can think of?

My mom, Mrs. Murphy (my teacher), and you.

Thank you. What makes your mom a beautiful lady?

She dresses pretty and she has a smile and she loves me.

What do you think is pretty or beautiful about you?

That I like myself and I like my friends. And my dressing.

Lauren, 6

Ohio

Jayden, age 6

What does it mean to be pretty or beautiful lady?

To smile. A pretty dress. Beautiful shoes.

What do those shoes look like?

High heels.

What color?

Purple…purple and pink.

What does the dress look like if you’re making me a picture?

A purple, yellow, green, blue and red dress. And flower earrings. She has blond and brown hair.

Can you think of one beautiful or pretty lady?

My mom.

Why is she a beautiful lady?

Because she’s nice.

Can you think of something pretty or beautiful about you?

Myself. My smile. And my teddy bear, Jayden.

Jayden, 6

Ohio


Colton, age 7

To give a bit of background…in my recent “studies” of female beauty, I thought it would be interesting to ask a few kids what they thought. I interviewed a handful of first graders, roughly 6 or 7 years old, and asked them questions a bit paraphrased from the adult version interview. I also asked them to draw a picture of what a beautiful woman would look like. The next 5 interviews are part of this “mini-series”. Enjoy!

What do you think a beautiful or pretty lady looks like?

I don’t know.

Well, what do you think makes a lady look nice?

To dress up.

What kind of clothes would she be wearing?

A dress.

What color would it be?

Yellow.

So if somebody wore a yellow dress, she would look pretty?

Yes.

Would there be anything else?

Just that.

Can you think of one beautiful or pretty lady?

My mom.

Why?

Because she dresses up pretty.

Does she have a yellow dress?

No.

But you said she needed a yellow dress to be pretty.

She used to.

What do you think looks nice for you?

My white shirt that says Ecko and my smile.

Colton, 7

Ohio

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