SCORE blimey! Model Bella Hadid has been awarded top marks in a study that rates beauty using a mathematical formula dating back centuries.
The catwalk queen fared better than any other celebrity when the Golden Ratio was applied to the measurements of her face.
Bella Hadid has been awarded top marks in a study that rates beauty using an ancient mathematical formula[/caption]
Creative geniuses have used the theory to sculpt, build and paint beautiful works of art throughout history. Leonardo Da Vinci employed it in his masterpieces the Mona Lisa, Last Supper and the Vitruvian Man.
The Acropolis in Athens, dating to 435BC, also follows the formula.
Known as the Divine Proportion, and originally set out by the ancient Greeks, it is commonly found in nature, from flowers to shells.
Experts say the ratio makes forms visually balanced and unconsciously more pleasing to the eye.
Now cosmetic surgeon Dr Julian De Silva, who is based in London’s Harley Street, has combined the age-old theory with the latest in hi-tech computerised mapping to calculate the symmetry of famous faces.
Dr De Silva says: “These celebrities always look flawless on the red carpet but this is helped by their near-perfect proportions.”
Cosmetic surgeon Dr Julian De Silva, based in London’s Harley Street, has mapped the symmetry of celebs’ faces[/caption]
According to the theory, a perfectly beautiful face is 1.6 times longer than it is wide.
Distances between the forehead and the centre of the eyes, the eyes to the bottom of the nose and nose to the edge of the chin should be equal.
The length of the ear should be the same as the length of the nose.
Dr De Silva reveals the stats of the Golden girls and boys, while one writer explains why he reckons true beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Bella Hadid – Most beautiful female celeb
WHEN it comes to good looks, Bella Hadid is the model of perfection.
The 23-year-old catwalk star’s face turned out to be a 94 per cent match to the classical ideal of beauty.
Dr De Silva said: “She has stunning facial symmetry. Her chin is only 0.3 per cent away from perfection.”
Paul Mescal – Most handsome male celeb
HOW many Normal People do you know who are as attractive as Paul Mescal?
The 24-year-old Irish actor has already won the hearts of many female viewers for his sizzling scenes in the BBC3 bonkfest – and now he is officially the most handsome male celeb with an overall score of 89 per cent.
Dr De Silva said: “Paul’s wide, open eyes scored extremely highly, as did the proportions of his nose.”
Anthony Joshua – Knockout lips
TALK about a total knockout – two-time heavyweight boxing champ Anthony Joshua, 30, wins on points with an 86 per cent beauty rating.
Dr De Silva says: “He had an almost perfect score for the proportions of his lips. He also scored very highly for his eye-spacing.”
Holly Willoughby – Brows beater
THIS Morning host Holly Willoughby, 39, scored 88 per cent overall and her achievement is not to be sniffed at.
The mum-of-three’s nose is one of her strong points, with Dr De Silva observing: “It showed near-perfect proportions.”
Kate Middleton – Rule of jaw
NOW we know why Kate Middleton, 38, always looks so radiant – at 87 per cent, the Duchess of Cambridge’s face is almost flawless.
Dr De Silva said: “Kate stands out for having a perfect gap between her nose and lips, and a strong jaw.”
Princess Diana – Reigning champ
SHE was considered by many to be the most beautiful woman of her day – and now Princess Diana has snatched the crown of perfection from today’s royals with a score of 89 per cent.
Her brow area, forehead and width of her nose all got top marks.
Sum-thing is wrong
By Nirpal Dhaliwal
THE ancient Greeks’ golden ratio for beauty should be consigned to, well, ancient history.
Today’s men are a lot more open-minded about who they find attractive.
There are plenty of famous women who get pulses racing without conforming to Dr De Silva’s very OCD equation.
Priti Patel, for instance, is high on the list of unconventional beauties my friends and I admire.
“In her specs,” drools one, “she looks like a fit but very strict Boots pharmacist.”
With perfect skin, dark eyes and a glossy, raven-black mane, the 48-year-old Home Secretary is a woman who definitely gets second, third and fourth looks.
Fern Britton, 63, has been a big crush of mine for 20 years. The telly host is warm and friendly, with a voice like warm honey.
Women don’t even have to be real to be attractive. The Cadbury Caramel Bunny has to be one of the sexiest females ever.
Unconventional beauties are always the most appealing, and no arithmetic can persuade us otherwise.
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Meghan Markle – Perfect nose
YOU only need to look at Meghan, 38, to know why Prince Harry fell for her.
Scoring the Duchess of Sussex at 87 per cent, Dr De Silva said: “She has an almost perfectly shaped nose and a heart-shaped chin, which is the shape women most covet.”
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