Science has spoken. Apparently Batman in waiting, Robert Pattinson, has claimed the top prize for being the most beautiful man in the world. At least, according to one facial plastic surgeon anyway. And all I can say is, um, okay, and also:
Dr. Julian De Silva compared the facial proportions of several celebrities using the “latest computerized mapping techniques.” He posted his findings on Instagram, stating that Pattinson was the clear winner based on the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi. The Golden Ratio was a mathematical equation created by the ancient Greeks to measure beauty.
The 33-year-old actor was found to be 92.15% accurate to the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi – which measures physical perfection.
I mean, sure, Pattinson may be a Greek God, but…
Pattinson was in the top five for almost all of the categories, which included eye position, forehead, face shape, nose width/length, nose base/lip width, lips, and chin. His highest score was for his eye position and his lowest score was for his lips.
Superman, aka Henry Cavill, came in second with 91.08%, tying with Bradley Cooper (who played Rocket in Guardians of the Galaxy – and I’m starting to sense a theme…).
In fourth place was Brad Pitt. The previous winner, George Clooney (also Batman) slipped to 5th place, “largely because of the effect of ageing on the 58-year-old,” which has resulted in a loss of volume in his face. Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) came in 6th place. David Beckham was 7th overall and boasted the most chiseled chin and almost a “near-perfect ratio in the size of his nose and his lips.”
Idris Elba, Kanye West and Ryan Gosling rounded out the top 10.
While chiseled features and perfect proportions may be scientifically beautiful, beauty will always be found in the eye of the beholder.
As far as who the most beautiful woman in the world is? According to Dr. De Silva, that honor goes to supermodel Bella Hadid, with Beyoncé coming in a close second. Hadid scored a near perfect 94.35% rating on the Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi equation.
Regardless of what science may tell us, it takes more than just perfect facial symmetry to make someone attractive. It is a mixture of biological, psychological, and emotional factors that dictate who we are attracted to. Personality, sense of humor, honesty, respect, kindness, passion, confidence, and reliability are just some of the factors that contribute to a person’s perceived beauty.
Oh, and this: