Mexico’s Ideal Woman

15 Feb

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 Responses to “Mexico’s Ideal Woman”

  1. Daddy February 15, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    Your Mom is smokin’.

  2. Perpetually Engaged February 15, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    Blonde…big boobs ๐Ÿ˜‰

    At first I thought you were just listing Mexican woman and I was surprise to see that Emma Watson was Mexican!

  3. Ang February 15, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

    cute girls! So glad to be back to reading my blogs again – missed you!

  4. Salt February 15, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    They are all so cute. I love Emma Watson and the fact that Hinata is on that list makes me smile. ๐Ÿ™‚

    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?

  5. Katie February 15, 2011 at 10:55 pm #

    How did I miss that movie? I loved Luis Fernando Peรฑa in Clase 406. I’ll have to find that. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

  6. Tori February 15, 2011 at 11:43 pm #

    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.

  7. Kate February 16, 2011 at 1:38 am #

    All those girls are all cutesy! I think Emma Watson is adorable!

    I’m going to look up the movie on Netflix!

  8. Megan February 16, 2011 at 4:52 am #

    Now I want to see that movie! I read the synopsis on wikipedia and it sounds really good.

  9. Cesar February 16, 2011 at 6:07 am #

    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…

  10. Erica Marie February 16, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    Emmas my favorite here. All of them are super adorable

  11. Laurencancun February 17, 2011 at 1:00 am #

    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…. ๐Ÿ™‚

    That goes for Mexicans and Canadians that I know ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. The Drama Mama February 17, 2011 at 8:38 am #

    I think it goes something like All a man wants when he gets home from work is to crack a cold beer, kick back in his easy chair, and see something naked…

    • The Drama Mama February 17, 2011 at 8:39 am #

      I went blonde for awhile. So, big boobs, nice butt, blonde hair, blue eyes…yeah I had more fun, but I didn’t have any respect.

  13. Julie m. February 17, 2011 at 12:28 pm #

    She is definitely adorable. I know my husband is all about the boobs. Very classy guy, that one.

  14. Soulnova February 17, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    xD Omg, Hinata. Yes, totally! Every guy I know from the “otaku” circle loves Hinata. I guess they like “innocence” to an extend so they can “teach” the way of love! Hahahaha! xD

    But yeah, she’s way more popular here than the US. She also grew up! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • gringation February 17, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

      “Teach the way of love” hahahahahaha

  15. Ashlie February 17, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

    I haven’t see that movie yet I will definitely put it on my list of rentals.

  16. Charly February 19, 2011 at 9:06 am #

    The french singer Alizee, is by far the more desire women in ALL mexico

  17. GRRRL TRAVELER February 21, 2011 at 5:09 pm #

    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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