The perfect face
Supermodel Bella Hadid has been declared the most beautiful woman in the world after she passed a science test that determines what constitutes the ‘perfect face’.
94.35% accurate to Phi
The 23-year-old was found to be 94.35% ‘accurate’ to the Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi – a measure of physical perfection.
Her eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, chin, jaw and facial shape came closest to the ancient Greeks’ idea of perfection. The measurements were conducted by Dr Julian De Silva, an emminent facial cosmetic surgeon at London’s famous Harley Street.
Beyonce comes second
Singer Beyoncé, 38, was second with 92.44%, actress Amber Heard, 33, was third with 91.85% and pop star Ariana Grande, 26, was fourth with 91.81%.
The golden ratio
The Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi originates from the European Renaissance. Several artists used the equation as an aid to create their masterpieces.
Scientists have since adapted the mathematical formula to explain what makes a person beautiful. Hadid, according to Silva, had the highest overall reading for her chin which, with a score of 99.7%, only 0.3% away from being perfect.
The 1.6 factor
According to the Golden Ratio, the ideal result is roughly 1.6. Hadid, according to Silva, came second to Scarlett Johansson for her eye positioning. “She is one of the new generation of supermodels and could dominate the profession for the next decade with her stunning looks. Her biggest weakness is in the brow area,” she told the Daily Mail.
How to measure beauty
The measurement starts from the forehead hairline to the spot between the eyes, then to bottom of the nose and from there to the bottom of the chin.
A person is considered to be more beautiful if the numbers are equal. Silva used the computerised mapping techniques for Hadid’s measurements.