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Men Around the World Reveal Which Body Shapes are Sexiest

Sexy in South Africa: The Charlize Theron Athletic Type

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"In South Africa, it's sexy to have a well-defined body. Because we get warm weather more than half the year, we spend a lot of time outdoors, and sport is important. Since we start playing from a young age, women are very athletic looking. I'm particularly a fan of the toned legs." --Andrew, 29

Sexy in Japan: Cute and Petite, Like Carrie Ann Inaba

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"Japanese men are known for liking someone you would classify cute, as opposed to sexy or hot. They want a petite woman who is slim and flat-chested. It's not difficult to find, because Japan has one of the lowest obesity rates in the world so being overweight is not common and considered unhealthy." --Yuzuru, 31

Sexy in Senegal: The Oprah Type

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"Originally men preferred women on the rounder side—almost fat looking, but still in proportion. Now, the trend is more of your average body shape. Oprah is a good example; she's rounder, but has a feminine touch. We don't want a woman with no meat on her bones, but we also prefer she not be XXL." --Diamil, 45

Sexy in Colombia: Ana Sofia Henao…or Pamela Anderson

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"In Bogota, men prefer classic looking women with thin bodies. But if you go to the coast, guys like girls who are very fit and have big fake boobs. It's common for girls to get plastic surgery at age 15 or 16. Women want it because that's what men want. I don't. I'm from Bogota." --Pedro, 26

Sexy in Jordan: Catherine Zeta-Jones

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"In the Middle East, a woman's body is just for her husband. Men typically like bigger-sized women. Someone with a full face, or what we call round like the moon. If you are skinny, it means you are not healthy and we don't appreciate a woman who goes to extremes on either end of the scale."
--Basam, 34

Sexy in Barbados: Rihanna, Toned but Still Curvy

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"A lot of women in the Caribbean are considered sexy if they're shaped like a cola bottle. We like flat stomachs and lean bodies, but we love wide hips and a definite curvature in the rear. It's not just about the shape of the body, but how you move it especially when we dance." --Alan, 23

Sexy in Spain: Skinny Like Penelope Cruz

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"Guys like the skinny look, but don't care if the girl is toned, so women don't put an importance on working out. It's sad because they'll skip a meal or smoke to achieve the look. I don't agree with this trend. I'd rather a curvy girl over one who is skinny and not concerned with being in shape." -- Pedro, 30

Sexy in Russia: Everything in Proportion, Like Jessica Alba

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"The belief is that all women are tall, thin and blonde, but those are models working abroad. Men here think a woman is sexy if she is "compact fit," meaning everything is in proportion. We wouldn't go for a petite woman with a big butt or a bigger girl with small boobs." -- Victor, 27

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