This past June, women from across China gathered in Shenyang, China to compete for the preliminary portion of the country's "Women's Beautiful Buttocks" contest. The "Miss BumBum Contest" has become known around the world for speaking to the global appreciation of the female butt as a symbol of beauty. You can quit giving Brazil and China the side-eye—they aren't nearly alone in their celebration of the derriere. Booty-fever raged here in America in the early s and then kind of plateaued. Not to get all PSA, but regardless of which body part the current fad celebrates, pop culture's obsession with fetishizing body trends can be dangerous. With so many different definitions of beauty, the very idea of an "ideal" butt celebrating only a small percentage of women fails to acknowledge the rampant objectification involved.
Here's How This Woman Transformed Her Butt In 11 Months
Here's How This Woman Transformed Her Butt In 11 Months | Women's Health
Not just for aesthetic reasons — strong glutes are essential in maintaining a good posture, increasing athletic performance and reducing seemingly unrelated aches and pains. But if you're squatting your life away and you still aren't seeing results in your bum, there's one thing you might be missing. I've always kept myself busy with physical activity. Netball, dance, and now of course dance and the gym. I started fitness group classes back four years ago, I mostly enjoyed pump classes because I was lifting weights, but struggled to see results so I started going to the gym more frequently about three years ago. The biggest change in a leg workout over the past few years has definitely been knowing how to activate and work my glutes. I used to do workouts that would include exercises like squatting, little did I realise I was using my quads and not properly activating my glutes.
The woman with the 'most beautiful buttocks in China'
The belfie is a delightful portmanteau of butt and selfie. As the nomenclature bourgeoned, so did the practice. Every time we opened our feed, there was another perfect posterior, beckoning you to oogle before giving it a double-tap. The more that famous faces turned the camera away from pouty lips to plump bottoms, so did regular sexy women, those without reality shows and record deals, all to equal applause.
Been curious but afraid to ask? Then there is the age-old theory of waist-to-hip ratio WHR. Waist-to-hip ratio can be found by taking a circumference measurement around your waist, and again around your hips.