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The 10 most attractive men in the world, according to science

Posted August 21

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but plastic surgeon Dr. Julian De Silva disagrees. Using a combination of ancient theory and contemporary science, De Silva has come up with a list of 10 men who are objectively the most handsome alive.

Forget personal preference. According to De Silva, it all comes down to the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi. Huh?

Harper’s Bazaar breaks it down: “The system works by taking the average of 12 key markers over the whole face including lips, nose, eyes, eyebrows, chin, forehead and facial shape. The results are then compared against the Greek Golden Ratio of 1.618, which is considered the height of beauty.”

According to this standard, here are the 10 most handsome men walking this Earth:

1. George Clooney

Long considered a Hollywood heartthrob, this one’s not a big surprise. In fact, Clooney was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive not once, but twice.

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Getty Images | Gareth Cattermole

2. Bradley Cooper

Those eyes. That smile. It’s not hard to see why Cooper makes the cut.

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Getty Images | Monica Schipper

3. Brad Pitt

This guy’s like a fine wine. He only seems to get better with age. At 53, he’s still one of the hottest actors in Tinseltown.

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Getty Images | Tim P. Whitby

4. Harry Styles

Representing the Millennials, this British singer is as smoldering as he is talented.

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Getty Images | Ryan Pierse

5. David Beckham

You can add another Brit to the list with soccer star David Beckham. We’re not jealous of wife Victoria at all.

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Getty Images | Anthony Harvey

6. Will Smith

Rapper, actor, producer-now Will Smith can add “among the most handsome men in the world” to his list of accomplishments.

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Getty Images | Kevin Winter
7. Idris Elba

This Golden Globe-winning actor is best known for his role in HBO’s “The Wire,” and he’s also pretty easy on the eyes.

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Getty Images | Stuart C. Wilson

8. Ryan Gosling

Gosling was an adorable child star on “The Mickey Mouse Club” back in the ’90s, and he’s only gotten cuter in adulthood.

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Getty Images | Pascal Le Segretain

9. Zayn Malik

Malik, who broke though on the “X Factor” back in 2010, joins his One Direction bandmate Harry Styles as one of the top 10 most handsome men alive.

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Getty Images | Kevin Winter

10. Jamie Foxx

Acting, rapping, singing, comedy-is there anything this man can’t do? I know one thing: Foxx couldn’t look unattractive if he tried.

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Getty Images | Jason Kempin

So what do you think? Did your celebrity crush make the list?

This story originally appeared on Simplemost. Checkout Simplemost for other great tips and ideas to make the most out of life.


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