Dr. Julian De Silva, a cosmetic surgeon, has come to this conclusion after using a scientific equation called the Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on August 6, 2021. It has since been updated.
Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, but in this case, it is backed by science!
The Hadid sisters —Gigi and Bella— are known for their good looks, but, according to science, it seems like the younger sister, Bella Hadid has one of the most beautiful faces in the world. The supermodel, who turns 25 in October 2021, was found to be 94.35% "accurate" to the Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi, according to CNN.
Apparently, the "Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi" is a way of measuring physical perfection that dates back to ancient Greece. Her eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, chin, jaw, and facial shape were measured and the feature came closest to the ancient Greeks' idea of perfection, reports The Daily Mail.
The Golden Ratio is an equation that artists and architects during the European Renaissance used to create their masterpieces. In fact, it was reported to have been used by renowned artist Leonardo Da Vinci for the perfect human male body in his famous work, the Vitruvian Man, according to The Mona Lisa Foundation. In simpler terms, the calculations are based on the premise that the closer the ratios of a face or body are to the number 1.618 (Phi), the more beautiful they become.
"Bella Hadid is a worthy winner with stunning facial symmetry and a chin only 0.3% away from perfection," facial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Julian De Silva explained, adding, "She also came second for her eye positioning. She is one of the new generations of supermodels and could dominate the profession for the next decade with her stunning looks. Her biggest weakness is in the brow area."
De Silva, who runs the Center For Advanced Facial Cosmetic And Plastic Surgery in London, shared his insights. "Bella Hadid was the clear winner when all elements of the face were measured for physical perfection. She had the highest overall reading for her chin which, with a score of 99.7%, is only 0.3% away from being the perfect shape. Bella also came second behind Scarlett Johansson for the positioning of her eyes."
"Beyoncé ran her a close second, scoring the highest marks for the shape of her face (99.6%) and getting very high scores for her eyes, brow area, and lips. 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."
Dr. Kendra Schmid, an assistant professor of biostatistics, explained on The Oprah Winfrey Show that "thousands of years later, scientists adopted this mathematical formula to help explain why some people are considered beautiful…and others are not."
These measurements are used to calculate just how beautiful a person's face is, on a scale of 1 to 10, by using factors such as the length and width of the face, and segments of the face that are divided horizontally, which helps determine the facial sex appeal. Most people score between 4 and 6 and Schmid says no one has ever been a perfect 10.
Do you agree with the findings, or do you think that this is completely unnecessary and that everyone is beautiful in their own way?
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