I am misunderstanding Roissy when he says:
Maxim #102: The hottest babes will not be found in prosperous countries, but in countries on the verge of prosperity. The world’s ugliest women will continue to be found in backward primitive societies.
I take it to mean that he then thinks Russia and Eastern Europe are on the verge of prosperity?
If so, I’m going to have to disagree, which is very unusual. His theory works very well for Brazil, for example. I think it fails miserably for Eastern Europe (and China – I was there a while ago and the ladies were not hot – demure and feminine, but not hot).