Yeah, we get it. George Clooney is a hunk. He’s been one for decades, and he seems to just get better with age. He’s even been voted “The Sexiest Man Alive” a couple of times. But, now, his good looks have won him a new title.
Apparently, the two-time “Sexiest Man Alive” also has the most handsome face in the world. His face was mapped and calculated using the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi, which is 1: 1618. Clooney’s face was found to be 91.86 percent accurate to the Golden Ratio.
The Golden Ratio is a tool that has been used to achieve beauty for thousands of years. It is seen in ancient architecture like the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Parthenon. It is first thought to have been purposely applied around 500 B.C. by Greek sculptor Phidias, who used the ratio to construct the statues inside the Parthenon.
In the 1500s, Leonardo Da Vinci used the Golden Ratio, which he called the section aurea or Golden Section, to create his famous works. Da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man” is said to be based on the Golden Ratio. He also used it in other paintings, like the “Mona Lisa” and his “Last Supper.”
Other artists like Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Salvador Dali used the Golden Ratio in their art. For example, in Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam,” God’s finger touches Adam’s exactly at the Golden Ratio point. In fact, Michelangelo employed the use of the Golden Ratio over two dozen times in the Sistine Chapel.
The Golden Ratio is also seen in many places in nature. Shells, like snail and nautilus shells, exhibit the Golden Ratio. Flower petals and the way tree branches form also display the ratio. Even our own DNA are prime examples of the Golden Ratio.
Well, Clooney must have been blessed with an extra helping of beautiful in his DNA.
“George Clooney has been feted as the world’s most beautiful man for decades – and it is great that his status has now been proved by science,” said Dr. De Silva, who runs the Center for Advanced Facial Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in London. Dr. De Silva created the mapping technology which was used to analyze Clooney’s face.
Dr. De Silva says that Clooney’s face is the closest to what the Greeks considered to be perfection than any other man analyzed by the technology. “George had a near perfect ratio of nose to lip dimension of 99.6 percent and his chin and eye spacing were almost perfect as well. Across the 12 key markers he had the highest combined score,” Dr. De Silva said.
David Beckham was fifth overall, but beat out everyone with the “perfect” face shape. The face shape was measured by splitting the face into three sections. The hairline to the top of the nose, the nose from the top to the base and the base of the nose to the bottom of the chin should all be of equal length.
Last year, Dr. De Silva used the Golden Ratio on female faces and found actress Amber Heard to have the world’s most beautiful female face. She came in at 91.8 percent accuracy to the ratio. Kim Kardashian came in second.
But this is the first time the technology was applied to male faces. “The Phi ratio of 1.618 has long been thought to hold the secret of beauty, and now with the computer mapping we can calculate exactly how it applies to men,” De Silva said.
While this ratio does work on attractive people, other people who many would consider beautiful do not fall into the ratio. Many people consider Angelina Jolie one of the most beautiful women in the world, but “Angelina Jolie does not have golden length and width ratios.” So, don’t take these results too seriously. It still does hold true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.