Long, tan and handsome. These are the traits we are looking for, right? Apparently, it’s a little more complicated than that. It seems simple, you look at someone and if they are “your type” then you find them attractive, but maybe this isn’t how it works. In 1878 Sir Frances Galton conducted an experiment in which he combined photographs of the faces of violent criminals to create a composite portrait. What he thought, was that by doing this, he would uncover the face of criminality. However, what he discovered was that the portraits he was creating, were beautiful, which raised the question, what is beauty? Scientists have been working to answer this question for years, yet within the past few decades, we may be closer to finding our answer. When you look at a face, it is not as simple as “beautiful” or “not,’ your brain basically scans this face looking for a wide number of things, and while this, of course, varies from person to person, it does always seem to boil down to these few things, averaging, symmetry and the effects of hormones. Based on this, and many tests, scientists were able to decide which male features are more attractive to most women, and with that being said, here are 5 of the most attractive male celebrities according to science.
Number 5- David Beckham
It probably doesn’t come as a shock that David Beckham is on this list. He has an “attractive” face, according to science, because his features are pretty darn proportionate. He also has what is considered a symmetrical face. Good for you Dave! You really made it!
Number 4- Harry Styles
Even less of a surprise, next we have Harry Styles. The ex One Direction member has been raved about for almost a decade and I’m sure you can tell why. Harry Styles has won many awards over his time in the spotlight, but winning first place in the unofficial “Best Jawline’ contest, just has to be one of his best accomplishments.
Number 3- Brad Pitt
I mean, do I even need to say anything? Brad Pitt is definitely no stranger to being called attractive. While he did only come in third place, there aren’t really any losers here are there?
Number 2- Bradley Cooper
After his performance in “A Star is Born,” we probably just should’ve given him first place, But science prevails here and says there is still one man that he can’t beat, and as a matter of fact, I don’t think anyone can…
Number 1- George Clooney
Swooned over for years, George Clooney has been named “Sexiest Man Alive” and science agrees, to some extent at least. Who else should the much sought after, first place prize for most attractive male celebrity go to?
Of course, not everyone will agree with the order here. It’s no secret that even with science involved, we still have our “type.” Still, I think we can all agree that there are some pretty nice looking guys here in the rankings, and at least you got to see their beautiful faces today. Like I said before, there are no real losers here.