Back in the day I often heard, “She’s pretty for a .” Even in the 60’s I replied with, “She’s just pretty.” Pretty is pretty.
As for other cultures, my Thai wife watches shows from Thailand over the internet. A while back I mentioned that the stars didn’t even look Thai. She replied, “If you want to be a star you need white skin.” It doesn’t get mentioned in that context, but it’s there. Hopefully as the world gets smaller with increased diversity that stuff will fade.