QUOTE(AsiaNETIK @ Aug 20 2008, 05:58 PM) [snapback]3882927[/snapback]
I don't know about you guys, but like I said millions of times... most of my life all I ever encountered 70% of the time in the USA are the darker complexion Khmers most of the time... Don't know why it's like that but it's a much smaller population of lighter complexion Khmers here in the USA. Don't get me wrong I know tons of lighter complexion to medium tone complexion Khmers also, but not as much as the darker ones. I used to dig the light complexion look when I was in my teen years and such, but that has ended now after observing how nice, thick, and fine the dark ones are now lol.
P.S. I still don't think those Khmer girls look Khmer enough to me... I know there's no such thing as one exact look at all, but the majority of Khmers I have seen in the states are mainly darker complexion. Honestly to tell you the truth those girls look more Lao to me then Khmer, it's all just observations.
Maybe because you assume the lighter skinned Khmers are of another ethnicity. For example, my two Khmer friends, one is very light and one is very dark with full lips... People would always assume that the light one is either half chinese or not Khmer at all, when in reality, she is full Khmer supposedly... Her brothers and sisters are darker, she just came out light.
My friend who is dark... people can tell that she's Khmer right off the bat... but then I found out that her mother was only half Khmer and Vietnamese and her father is Chinese. And dang, she turned out "angkorian" khmer looking.