Different people have different ideas of beauty or handsomeness. You only have to look at those around you to realize that people are attracted by every possible physical type. Some people find plumpness attractive. Some go for black hair; others, brown.

From above sentence, what does the bold word "others" refer to? Only in my point of view, I think it may be "some other people" as I think it refers to "additional people".

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    It refers to "people" but it is interpreted anaphorically as "other people". We understand that "Some people find plumpness attractive; some people go for black hair and other people go for brown hair.
    – BillJ
    Commented Jan 27, 2017 at 17:13

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It means other people.

The sentence could be rewritten as

Some people go for black hair; other people go for brown hair.


Some people find plumpness attractive, some people find black hair attractive, other people like brown hair.

"Others" is a pronoun that refers back to "people". It simply means "other people, different from those previously mentioned".

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