According to cosmetic surgeon Dr. Julian De Silva via British tabloid the Daily Mail, perfection is not in the eye of the beholder. It’s a scientific thing, determined by the Golden Ration of Beauty. During the European Renaissance, the golden ratio helped architects and painters ensure the perfection of their creations. Today, we use the golden ratio to determine whether or not someone is mathematically hot or not.
Robert Pattinson was deemed the most beautiful—aka the most scientifically ideal—man in the world, says De Silva.
After measuring Pattinson’s face, he said, “Robert Pattinson was the clear winner when all elements of the 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 beautiful and the technology is useful when planning patients’ surgery.”
Percentages are determined by measuring the length and width of a person’s face and dividing the results. The theory being that the closer the ratio of a person’s face is to 1.618 (Phi), the more “beautiful” or “physically perfect” they are.
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De Silva continued, “He has classically shaped features and a wonderfully chiseled jaw. His only score below average was for his lips.”
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People had LOTS of feelings about all of this: Pattinson’s got excellent symmetry and proportion and clocked in at 92.15 of 100 percent of the golden ratio. Other contenders? Brad Pitt, Henry Cavill, Bradley Cooper, and George Clooney.
According to the Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi (based on facial proportions), the most handsome man in the world is Robert Pattinson, followed by Henry Cavill, then Bradley Cooper and Brad Pitt. pic.twitter.com/mqwaijrpaX
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) February 4, 2020
So what do people think about these so-called golden men?
CONFIRMING WHAT IVE KNOWN FOR YEARS
— Alexandra Mondalek (@amondalek) February 6, 2020
Cooper is a long way from handsomest anymore. Handsomest Manilow, maybe.
— Boy Culture Blog (@mattrett) February 4, 2020
Def don’t agree with Robert Pattinson!! And any most handsome list that doesn’t have David Beckham on it doesn’t sound complete to me! 😜
— me (@apricotpeach11) February 4, 2020
Correction: According to white people.
— SaLimm (@aliyu_salim) February 5, 2020
Those lips are not 82%
— Nat My President (@NatPurser) February 6, 2020
And why weren’t any of the ‘perfection’ contenders anything but white?
Was this test done with only blue eyed white guys?
— Roqie Carlson (@RoqieCarlson) February 4, 2020
Same question. This is white man science
— Adop3 Gbemi (@chaleymojo) February 5, 2020
I think this is the very moment we all collectively let go of ScIeNcE
— Eron⁷ | ACTOR JIN⌛ (@SeokjiniKore) February 6, 2020
Of course, one good thing came out of this debate: People started uploading pictures of hot guys. We won’t complain.
WRONG! 🚨🚨❌❌ pic.twitter.com/1nWBoCKN6x
— pistolwhipt (@ScottMike1112) February 4, 2020
what do mean 82% lips? so u mean, seokjin has at least 282% lips??? pic.twitter.com/4FWrG0fOza
— bea ⁷ (@seokJlNius) February 6, 2020
— Martha Ch (@LatinView2015) February 6, 2020
I’m guessing science hasn’t heard of Jackson Wang before pic.twitter.com/gHXXorw4kA
— Eternal Sunshine (@KatyLovegood) February 5, 2020
They can change their mind… I will wait pic.twitter.com/1aeXJJRLGp
— Olivia[Stream Flames] (@Olivia__zquad) February 6, 2020
We love ourselves some broody, angular Edward Cullen, but we’re with this Twitter user:
But still this studies are dumb and ridiculous, we are all different how do they know who has the perfect face, fuck maths
— Rafaela. (@weird_feelings) February 6, 2020
Because this is all sort of ridiculous. Beauty is beauty.
Live video of the scientists pic.twitter.com/FvrKpNRJZl
— Doug Jones (@DoUgJoNeZ1) February 6, 2020