Amara wears coat Karl Lagerfeld. Jumper Jay's Vintage.

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Olivia Rose and Jack Borkett shoot the hottest boys this side of the Atlantic as we find out what beauty means to them today.

by i-D Team
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22 December 2014, 12:45pm

Amara wears coat Karl Lagerfeld. Jumper Jay's Vintage.

Amara Sheriff, 18, student, London
How would you define beauty? Simplicity.
Who is the most beautiful person in the world? My mum.
When do you feel most beautiful? Post-trim.
What is the most beautiful feature on a person? Their lips.
How has social media affected our beauty ideals today? I believe it has helped show the diversity that's out there.
Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? Yes.
@amzsheriff

Dennis wears jacket Acne. Shirt Dior Homme. 

Dennis Nyero, 26, visual merchandiser, Greenwich 
How would you define beauty? Respect.
Who is the most beautiful person in the world? My mother.
When do you feel most beautiful? When I wake up.
What is the most beautiful feature on a person? Their eyes.
How has social media affected our beauty ideals today? Everything you see is slim, light and skinny.
Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? Yes.
@iamnyero

Corbyn wears jeans Martine Rose. 

Corbyn Thomas-Smith, 21, traveller, dancer, singer, London
How would you define beauty? Beauty is waking up in Paris to a supermodel making you eggs Benedict and Nutella on toast, to the sound of Styles P's Time Is Money. Just beautiful.
Who is the most beautiful person in the world? Olivia Rose.
When do you feel most beautiful? Three quarters of the way through my haircut - it's at this point that me and my barber share this really intense, nostalgic moment, where he spins the chair and I catch a glimpse of what I will eventually be. My barber studied Engineering at university. Think about that for a minute.
When does making yourself "beautiful" become too extreme? Never.
What is the most beautiful feature on a person? Their laughter.
How has social media affected our beauty ideals today? It has sort of distorted everybody's perception of beauty. I hate make-up. I hate how much my girls have to do to feel sexy.
Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? Yes.
@CraveMoore

Kesse wears coat Neil Barrett. Shirt Martine Rose. Jeans Beyond Retro. 

Kesse Donkor, 19, student, London
How would you define beauty? Something unique that stands out.
Who is the most beautiful person in the world? My baby cousin, she's the cutest.
When do you feel most beautiful? When I wake up.
What is the most beautiful feature on a person? Their eyes.
How has social media affected our beauty ideals today? We think we have to look like that person on the screen to be beautiful.
Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? Not really.
@kessedonkor

Jarrod wears top Russell Athletic. Trousers and kilt Alexander McQueen. Trainers Nike. 

Jarrod, 28, artist, New York
How would you define beauty? Beauty is the ability to accept imperfection.
Who is the most beautiful person in the world? My boyfriend.
When do you feel most beautiful? When I am laughing.
When does making yourself "beautiful" become too extreme? Every week when I'm doing my nightlife job at The Box.
What is the most beautiful feature on a person? The back of the neck sloping into the shoulders.
How has social media affected our beauty ideals today? Technology has enhanced the ability to create and modify identity, but this has also brought about the destruction of the individual.
Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? Of course!
@immamess_

Didi wears jacket Sacai. Trousers Diesel. 

Di Di, 17, student, Camden
How would you define beauty? Opening my mind is beautiful.
Who is the most beautiful person in the world? Me!
When do you feel most beautiful? When I look in the mirror.
When does making yourself "beautiful" become too extreme? Never!
What is the most beautiful feature on a person? Their eyes.
How has social media affected our beauty ideals today? You need different filters to make yourself look better.
Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? Yes!
@Dounga5

Read more in The Beautiful Issue, out now.

Credits


Photography Olivia Rose
Styling Jack Borkett
Hair Cyndia Harvey at Streeters using Kiehl's
Photography assistance Jay Kirton, Shannei Brown
Styling assistance Kate Iorga
Models Amara and Kesse at Premier. Dennis at AMCK. Corbyn Thomas-Smith. Dennis Nyero. Didi Njie. Jarrod Kentrell

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