Someone might appear ugly and fat to one person, but may have a lovely personality and character. That person is loved by someone and therefore, no matter what he/she looks like, is beautiful to the person who loves him or her.
Looking beautiful is only skin deep.What does it mean beauty is in the eye of the one who sees?
';Beauty is in the eye of the beholder'; means that people have different perceptions of what is beautiful.
For instance, there are different standards of beauty among different races and among different tribes. The Karen hilltribe north of Thailand judge beauty by the length of the neck (and elongate it by adding metal rings as a child grows to continually stretch the neck). There are still living very aged Chinese women whose feet were bound in infancy so that they would retain into adulthood child-sized feet, usually deformed, painful and virtually useless, Certain tribes in Africa, very small in stature, with large, protruding buttocks, value this characteristic highly. In North American society, models of the 1940s and 1950s certainly were considered beautiful at the time. They bear very little resemblance to any of the supermodels of today.
And on a more personal level, a man may find beautiful a girl other men consider plain because she reminds him in some ephemeral way of his mother of some other woman he loved.What does it mean beauty is in the eye of the one who sees?
The actual saying you're referring to is:
';Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.';
It means that beauty is a relative matter--depending
on how each individual perceives it.