The world’s most handsome man has been named this week, and I’m not going to lie, the result won’t surprise you in the slightest. The big reveal comes after a list of famous men had their looks put to the test through facial mapping technologies by Harley Street Surgeon, Dr. Julian De Silva.
The technology looks at and measures the eyebrows, nose, lips, chin, jaw and facial structure of a man and compares it with the Greek idea of perfection. Included in the list were the likes of David Beckham, Harry Styles, Bradley Cooper and Brad Pitt… so everyone you would expect, really.
Dr. De Silva claims that, “These brand new computer mapping techniques allows us to solve some of the mysteries of what it is that makes someone physically beautiful” and that they use “the Golden Ratio” to work out who is the most handsome of them all. The Golden Ratio was a mathematical equation that was devised to be the Greeks attempt to measure the amount of beauty that a person possesses.
The ratio can be applied to anything, and was famously used by Leonardo da Vinci for the perfect human male body in his famous “Vitruvian Man”, however this is the first time we’ve seen it used on contemporary celebrities.
This woman kicked off an online campaign to find the handsome stranger she kissed on the Eiffel Tower:
The premise behind the theory is that the closer the ratios of a face or body are to the number 1.618, they more beautiful they are, and this is known as the Phi ratio. Using the ratio on the 12 keys markers over the face, including the lips, nose, eyes and chin, the below list features the top scoring men on the Phi scale.
10. Jamie Foxx 85.46 percent
It seems that in the last decade, on-screen bad boy Jamie Foxx has reignited his career with roles in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Django Unchained and Horrible Bosses. And now we can confirm that he is the 10th most handsome man in the entertainment industry – perhaps this is why Katie Holmes has decided to risk it all and enter into a relationship with her ex’s friend?
9. Zayn Malik 86.5 percent
Being one-fifth of the world’s most popular boyband was always going to have its difficulties, but at least Zayn Malik can take solace in the fact his fame found him relationships with the gorgeous Perrie Edwards of Little Mix, and most recently, a girlfriend in the form of Victoria’s Secret Angel, Gigi Hadid.
8. Ryan Gosling 87.48 percent
How can you make any movie appeal to 99% of women? Have Ryan Gosling star in it and guarantee at least one scene where he takes of his shirt. Seriously, there’s a reason he’s become one of the kings of Rom-Com.
7. Idris Elba 87.93 percent
After finding global fame in shows like The Wire and Luther, Idris Elba’s career just continues to sky rocket. He can play the hero, he can play the villain, and he’s also a DJ under the monicker of DJ Big Driis – there’s no wonder why people find him so damn irresistible.
6. Will Smith 88.88 percent
Is it me, or has Will Smith not aged since his Fresh Prince days? He is a successful rapper/singer, television actor, Hollywood actor and renowned family man – Smith and his wife, Jada, make for one stunning couple!
5. David Beckham 88.96 percent
There is a reason “Golden Balls” has been voted ‘Sexiest Man On The Planet’ so many times. David Beckham is a national treasure to the UK, and one of the most beloved names in soccer. It seems unfair that a man so talented on the pitch is also so handsome!
4. Harry Styles 89.63 percent
Well, we’ve had Zayn, but it is Harry Styles ho can officially say that he is the sexiest member of One Direction. After splitting from the band in 2015, Styles has gone on to enjoy a rather successful singles career, and continues to get plenty of attention from women and men alike.
3. Brad Pitt 90.51 percent
You knew he was going to be on this list at some point, but Hollywood’s favorite heartthrob only just makes it into the top three. Pitt’s smouldering good looks and amazing talent have not only been cast in some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, but he’s also had relationships with the beautiful Jennifer Anniston, the stunning Angelina Jolie and now the jaw-dropping Neri Oxman. And we can all see why…
2. Bradley Cooper 91.80 percent
He’s just got that look that so many women find attractive, and so many men wish they had – and it’s all down to science! Just missing out on the top spot is the Hangover‘s lovable bad boy Bradley Cooper. There are very few actors 16 years older than Jennifer Lawrence that we can realistically see her falling for in movies – but Cooper definitely succeeds!
1. George Clooney 91.86 percent
Yep, unsurprisingly, George Clooney tops the list. We’ve heard about how much of a looker Clooney is for many years, but now it has been confirmed by science (and we all know you can’t argue with science, right?). Speaking about the discovery, Dr. De Silva, who runs the Centre for Advanced Facial Cosmetic And Plastic Surgery in London, UK, said:
“George Clooney has been feted as the world’s most beautiful man for decades — and it is great that his status has now been proved by science.
He has beautiful facial symmetry and gets closer than any other man to having what the Greeks considered the perfect face.
George had a near-perfect ratio of nose-to-lip dimension of 99.6 per cent, and his chin and eye spacing were almost perfect as well.”
Sounds like they fancy him a bit, to be honest. Dr. De Silva goes on to say that “across the 12 key markers, he [George Clooney] had the highest combined score” and thus, he is officially the most handsome man in the world. Not bad for a 56-year-old, eh?
So it’s all good for George Clooney, although, when is it ever not?