And I might feel a bit triumphant about her recent popularity. After all, I'm sporting the same dark hair + fair skin combo that earned Snow White her name and makes her beauty so unique.
I've blogged before about finally learning to love my oh-so-white skin despite the fact that fair skin is often treated as an ill to be remedied. I mean, there's an entire ($2.6 billion) industry devoted to preventing it — or at least alleviating it. (I, for one, will never understand the pre-tanning-bed thought process that goes, "Hey, you know what's worse than getting cancer? BEING PALE.")
In the story of Snow White, her paleness is her draw. She is lovely not in spite of her skin but because of it.
And, of course, we all remember what happens at the end of her story: She wins over the princewith her luminous beauty. (Or if I'm following the Huntsman trailer correctly, she wins over Chris Hemsworth — pretty doggone close.)
This bell curve basically posits that bulking up—pumping iron, getting cut, what have you—will only make you more attractive to a certain point. Pass this point, and it will begin to have the opposite effect. (I'm pretty sure bell curves are usually for averages, but if the graph fits...)