Science says Robert Pattinson is the most handsome man in the world

Lawrence Kim
February 5, 2020

The declaration follows scientific research into what constitutes a "perfect face". Pattinson, according to this formula, came in at 92.15 percent.

Calculated using computerised mapping techniques by Harley Street facial cosmetic surgeon Dr Julian De Silva, Pattinson "was the clear victor when all elements of the face were measured for physical perfection", reports the Daily Mail. The theory is that the closer the ratio of a person's face is to 1.618 (Phi), the more "beautiful" they are.

The Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi, which is also known as The Fibonacci Ratio and The Divine Ratio, is the mathematical equation the ancient Greeks would use to quantify how handsome a human's face is. "His only score below average was for his lips which are a little thin and flat".

In addition to the Twilight star, the list of the world's "most handsome" men is comprised of nine other celebrities.

The ratio is believed to have originated during the European Renaissance, when artists and architects would use the "Golden Ratio" equation for their masterpieces. He was closely followed by Henry Cavill, whose face rated at 91.64 per cent and Bradley Cooper who came in third at 91.08 per cent flawless.

The former footballer also had a near-perfect ratio in the size of his nose and his lips.

The list was compiled by plastic surgeon Dr.

Pattinson was the victor when "all elements of his face were measured for physical perfection".

"These brand-new computer mapping techniques allow us to solve some of the mysteries of what it is that makes someone physically attractive, and the technology is useful when planning patients' surgery", he added. The ratio can be applied to anything and was used by Leonardo Da Vinci for the ideal human male body in his famous work, the Vitruvian Man.

The ancient Greeks said that beauty is just mathematics. The premise behind this is that the closer the ratios of a face or body are to the number 1.618 (Phi), the more attractive they become.

A post shared by Dr. While Cavill's well-cut forehead and nose base/lip width beat that of his opponent's with 98% and 96.9%, respectively, his chin and nose proportions fell slightly short, giving him an overall score of 91.64%. "He scored poorly for his eye spacing".

A few months ago supermodel Bella Hadid was named the most attractive woman in the world.

The top 10 was rounded out with Hollywood heart throb Ryan Gosling, rapper Kanye West and football favourite David Beckham.

In terms of good looks, the ratio is calculated by dividing the length of someone's face by the width. The same steps are then applied to individual features of the face to determine their facial proportionality. This is the Golden Ratio which is accurately represented as 1.618:1, the 1.618 being the "Phi".

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