Mexico's Ideal Woman

Last night one of my favorite Mexican movies came on TV… Amar Te Duele (Love Hurts).

Jorge introduced me to this movie when we first started dating. It’s a typical Romeo and Juliet story set in Mexico City. Rich girl falls in love with a poor boy, and it makes everyone angry.

Starring Luis Fernando Pena, Marta Higareda and Marta Higareda’s boobs, the movie was apparently hugely popular here when it came out in 2002.

The thing that fascinates me the most about this movie is how much Mexican guys LOVE Marta Higareda. Personal observation has shown me that Mexican guys prefer girls who are “cute” over girls who are “smokin hot”. It seems they like girls to be softspoken and just plain old adorable.

Here are some hotties who are popular in Mexico, all known for their adorableness:

Marta Higareda, of course (to be fair, she has played a few bad girls since "Amar Te Duele", but it's still her most famous role)

Emma Watson

Vanessa Hudgens

Hinata... seriously. I know several guys who have a crush on this shy Japanese anime character.

Obviously I’m generalizing, since many Mexican guys fall for outspoken American/Canadian women every day, but these seem to be the ideals among my group of friends.

If any of my friends in Mexico can think of any others, let me know and I’ll post some more photos!

What traits do guys in your country look for in a woman?

19 thoughts on “Mexico's Ideal Woman

  1. They are all so cute. I love Emma Watson and the fact that Hinata is on that list makes me smile. πŸ™‚

    Most guys I have known over the years favor women that I think are kind of trashy. How else would Megan Fox have gotten so popular?

  2. How did I miss that movie? I loved Luis Fernando PeΓ±a in Clase 406. I’ll have to find that. πŸ™‚

    I don’t know about the type of women. Interesting theory.

  3. My ex showed me that movie back in 2008 and eventhough it was all in Spanish, I loved it. It’s a very easy story to follow and kept me hooked. I wish I would have caught it last night.

  4. Falling for an anime character, I mean… really? So many good examples or latin american women out there!

    1.Ximena Navarrete
    2.Alessandra Ambrosio
    3.Dayana Mendoza
    4.Maki Soler
    5.Jessica Scheel
    6.Kenia Martinez
    7.Ximena Herrera

    And the list just goes on and on…

  5. Hahaha – like you said, not all, and it must be alll the mexicans I know!!! Most I know like the suppper hott! Hahaha, I mean the cute too…. πŸ™‚

    That goes for Mexicans and Canadians that I know πŸ™‚

  6. I’d have to say it’s DEFINITELY cute over hottie in Korea. It’s a very conservative country. I don’t think smoking sexy characters exist in Korean dramas and films, though maybe there’s a few exceptions. Even their “hottie” girl groups in skimpy clothes are made up as “cute” personalities.

    People love that “innocent” “virginal” idea– highly sexed up is something guys might veer away from.

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