3. Stretched Earlobes and a Shaved Head is a Beauty Standard in Kenya and Other Parts of Africa

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Members of the Masai tribe in Africa are known for their practice of wearing heavy jewelry made of stones or elephant tusks to stretch their earlobes over time.

As time goes by, a woman's status in the Masai tribe, as well as other tribes in Africa, is heightened by how large and elongated her earlobes have become.

To draw attention to their elongated earlobes, Masai women will adorn them with brightly colored beads and jewelry to attract attention to their impressive size.

Lip Stretching in Parts of Africa and South America Are Considered Attractive to Men