The Most Beautiful Face in the World

The most beautiful face in the world apparently belongs to an 18 year old girl who works in a fish and chip shop in the British town of Dover.  How do we know this?  Well science tells us that there is a mathematical formula for beauty and her face fits it perfectly.

Florence Colgate, an 18-year-old student won the beauty contest because she has the perfect face with the “optimum ratio” between her eyes, mouth, forehead and chin. And it is all completely natural – no plastic surgery, not even makeup.

“My family and friends told me to enter because I don’t really wear a lot of makeup,” Colgate told “Good Morning America.”  “Obviously my family has always said that ‘you’re beautiful,’ but that’s just because they’re biased slightly.”

The scientific formula for beauty used to judge the competition for the most beautiful face in the world was devised by the ancient Greeks. Known as the Fibonacci sequence, or The Golden Ratio, the formula states that the distance from the eyes to the mouth should be one third of the face.  Even Leonardo DaVinci was interested in this mysterious formula and developed his art on its principles. Florence’s face matches the formula exactly, the distance is a near-perfect 32.8%.

Definitions of beauty vary worldwide and are often different.  We are used to hearing that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” which may mean that the person who attracts the most amount of people would be considered the most beautiful.  According to this scientific research, those with perfectly symmetrical features are most likely to be considered the most attractive.

The Golden Ratio occurs naturally in much of the natural world and this may explain why symmetry is so attractive to us. This research is useful for plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgery as it helps to understand why certain physical attributes are so important to us and desirable. Fortunately we can now get some help if nature did not endow us with the perfect symmetrical face.

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