Several models compete to be chosen as the most beautiful person, but they are not told that the real purpose of the competition is to chose the one with the most beautiful personal qualities such as character, virtue, honesty, etc.

True Beauty - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2009-01-05

True Beauty - Beauty and the Beast - Netflix

Beauty and the Beast (French: La Belle et la Bête) is a traditional fairy tale written by French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve and published in 1740 in La Jeune Américaine et les contes marins (The Young American and Marine Tales). Her lengthy version was abridged, rewritten, and published first by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont in 1756 in Magasin des enfants (Children's Collection) and by Andrew Lang in the Blue Fairy Book of his Fairy Book series in 1889, to produce the version(s) most commonly retold. It was influenced by some earlier stories, such as “Cupid and Psyche”, written by Lucius Apuleius Madaurensis The Golden Ass in the 2nd century AD, and “The Pig King”, an Italian fairytale published by Giovanni Francesco Straparola in The Facetious Nights of Straparola. Variants of the tale are known across Europe. In France, for example, Zémire and Azor is an operatic version of the story, written by Marmontel and composed by Grétry in 1771, which had enormous success well into the 19th century; it is based on the second version of the tale. Amour pour amour (Love for love), by Nivelle de la Chaussée, is a 1742 play based on de Villeneuve's version. According to researchers at universities in Durham and Lisbon, the story originated around 4,000 years ago.

True Beauty - Literature - Netflix

The Pig King, by Giovanni Francesco Straparola, an Italian fairytale published in The Facetious Nights of Straparola. The Scarlet Flower (1858), a Russian fairy tale by Sergey Aksakov. Beauty and the Beast ... The Story Retold (1886), by Laura E. Richards. Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast (1978), by Robin McKinley. Rose Daughter (1997) by Robin McKinley. The Courtship of Mr. Lyon (1979), from Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber, based on Madame Le Prince de Beaumont's version. Beauty (1983), a short story by Tanith Lee, a science fiction retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Fashion Beast, a 1985 screenplay by Alan Moore, adapted into a graphic novel in 2012. A Grain of Truth (1993), a short story by Andrzej Sapkowski in The Last Wish. Lord of Scoundrels (1995) by Loretta Chase, a Regency romance and retelling of Beauty and the Beast. The Fire Rose (1995) by Mercedes Lackey. The Quantum Rose by Catherine Asaro, a science fiction retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Beastly (2007) by Alex Flinn, a version that sets the story in modern-day Manhattan.

True Beauty - References - Netflix