This is one scenario in which HN could really use downvotes.
Sure, I can't blame anyone for not believing in their job of photoshopping fashion pics.. but what I find much more unsettling is that young people do get influenced by this stuff, wether they know/want it or not, and wether the people pushing the stuff believe in it themselves or not. But it's not just fashion, our societies are half-assing a lot of things on a massive scale. Too many hustlers, too little pride in work :(
But really, if we're trying to compare physical beauty, wouldn't the contest require 0 modification of it? This would likely include banning makeup, any form of plastic surgery, unnatural hair modifications, and clothing that is overly supportive. Is there even such a thing? A cursory Google search suggests no. Even so called "natural beauty pageants" apparently permit caked on makeup, fake hair, fake teeth (not just orthodontics), etc. I don't see a point to these beauty contests, in that case. They say nothing about the person at all.
Particularly at #18, where it's most obvious. These pictures have been photoshopped to give the ladies the elfin look that's popular right now in Korea.
Check out the results page on the Labeled Faces in the Wild site for some better algorithms that are more robust to changes in pose, along with their performance on a sample data set: http://vis-www.cs.umass.edu/lfw/results.html. Eigenfaces are the worst algorithm tested. Amazon Mechanical Turk is better than all of the algorithms, even if you show only the face itself OR show only the remainder of the photograph that doesn't include the face.
Currently it makes no sense.
Does this mean there are only 6 different faces shared among the 20 girls?
OP implies that six "eigenfaces" faces represent an eigenbasis for the space of all 20 faces (that they are eigenfaces doesn't necessary imply that they form an eigenbasis, not every vector space has sufficient geometric multiplicity to have an eigenbasis).
(Without a comparison to the general population, it's not obvious that 6 is a small number here, so take my "only" 6 cautiously)
And perhaps also a bit sexist? I dunno, maybe I'm overly sensitive.
> 1. [+238, -4] They look the same even in our eyes, I can't imagine in the eyes of foreigners... -,.-
> 2. [+234, -9] ㅋㅋㅋㅋ I thought all the faces were ctrl + C and ctrl + V with just the shirts changed. They should be ashamed of getting plastic surgery, how could they even think of entering a beauty contest? Seems like plastic surgeons can surgically remove shame now as well..
> 4. [+31, -1] Just turn Miss Korea into an exhibition contest for plastic surgeons
> 5. [+18, -2] I'm so embarrassed... They should make sure in the next Miss Korea that they only allow natural girls
> 10. [+17, -0] That's why they're called 'docturnal twins'. Twins made by plastic surgery doctors.
No, it's that people are getting het up about this particular instance that feels a bit... xenophobic at least. Especially because of the apparent credulity that a bunch of press photos was received with.
It's hardly the first time those looking for something to take issue with have found it in digital imaging: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenna
I thought he did pretty well to not draw any conclusions in the article.
Sexist? Overly sensitive would be one word for it.
Well we are talking about Korea. You would probably have a heart attack if you watched even 60 seconds of Kpop.