Robert Pattinson is the world most handsome man, followed by Henry Cavill

Robert Pattinson is the world most handsome man, followed by Henry Cavill

LONDON: Twilight actor Robert Pattinson has been declared the most handsome man in the world following science research into what constitutes the ‘perfect face’.

The British Batman actor, 33, was found to be 92.15% ‘accurate’ to the Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi, which is said to measure physical perfection.

His eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, chin, jaw and facial shape were measured against other celebrities and came closest to the ancient Greeks’ idea of perfection.

The list was compiled using the latest computerised mapping techniques by Harley Street facial cosmetic surgeon Dr Julian De Silva, who utilises the technology in his work. 

Dr De Silva, who runs the Centre For Advanced Facial Cosmetic And Plastic Surgery, in London, 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.’ 

The Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi originates from the European Renaissance. Artists and Architects used an equation – known as the Golden Ratio – as an aid during the creation of their masterpieces. 

The ratio can be applied to anything and was used by Leonardo Da Vinci for the perfect human male body in his famous work, the Vitruvian Man.  

Scientists have since adapted the mathematical formula to explain what makes a person beautiful.

The length and the width of someone’s face is measured and then the results are divided.

The premise is that the closer the ratios of a face or body are to the number 1.618 (Phi), the more beautiful they become. 

Measurements are then taken from the forehead hairline to the spot between the eyes, from the spot between the eyes and the bottom of the nose and from the bottom of the nose to the bottom of the chin.

A person is considered to be more beautiful if the numbers are equal.

Dr Julian De Silva said: ‘Henry Cavill was a close second.

‘He had the highest overall score for his lips and forehead and also scored very highly for the matching ratio of nose and lips and his eye position.’

However it appeared the Witcher star was let down by the position of his eyes, with Dr Julian explaining: ‘He scored poorly for his eye spacing.’

The third place is Bradley Cooper and followed Brad Pitt.

Dr Julian De Silva said: ‘Brad is ageing incredibly well just as his career is peaking again with Once Upon A Time in Hollywood. 

‘To come third on the list at the age of 56 is incredible and reflects his almost ageless beauty. 

‘He had the top marks for eye spacing but was marked down for the shape of his nose.” he said.

Daily Mail UK

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