A Canadian Web site has collected data and used face-morphing software to reveal the average face of female, male and transgender escorts.
The site used 277 images of Las Vegas escorts and has correlated the morphed images to escort price points. It’s a wacky idea at first glance, but the results are intriguing.
Here’s a look at the average faces of female escorts at various price ranges.
The site takes care to note prostitution is illegal in Las Vegas, but escorts often sell their services as “companionship.” If anything romantic (or physical) happens, it’s the choice of the escort and falls outside laws prohibiting prostitution.
Yeah, we don’t really understand it, either.
Still, the morphed images are telling, and speak to the way our culture values certain beauty standards.
According to the site, “the most expensive female escort seems to have more refined features” and “has lighter skin and looks much younger” than the less expensive escort.
We’re curious who the escorts are who charge $10-99, and by “curious” we mean “please contact this blog immediately, if you get our drift.”
Here’s a look at the average face of the male Las Vegas escort.
Yes, there are male escorts, which we have to admit we didn’t actually realize was a thing until approximately 10 minutes ago.
The Web site shares, “As the price point for an escort increases, each man’s features become more refined and model-like. It’s also important to note that the men become lighter skinned as services become more expensive.”
On a related note, “Male escorts charging more than $500 an hour seemingly wear nicer clothing as well.”
The site also morphed the faces of transgender female Las Vegas escorts.
About the transgender female escorts, the site claims, “Those who fetch top dollars look professionally made-up, while the less expensive escorts have somewhat plain hairstyles. However, the transgender woman who charges between $250 and $499 an hour has the lightest skin. Interestingly, the most expensive escort has the darkest skin.”
We have zero sense of the scientific validity of the information provided in this experiment, but it’s a fascinating look at a Las Vegas subculture that doesn’t often get the spotlight.
We asked an actual escort, Nikki Irish, her reaction to the study, and she replied, “Who took time out of their life to do that?” We’ve found Nikki tends to not beat around the bush. So to speak.
The site used 95 male, 105 female and 77 female transgender images to create its morphed images. Male transgender escorts weren’t included due to a lack of available images.
See the full project at the Web site in question, and kudos to the site for getting us to link to them. That’s some online marketing gold right there.