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Julie Hambleton
Julie Hambleton
February 12, 2024 ·  3 min read

The Supermodel Who Is World’s Most Beautiful Woman, According To Science

We’re told growing up that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This means that what each of us perceives as beautiful is different. Science, however, has something else to say to that. According to this doctor, you can use science to determine who is, in fact, the world’s most beautiful woman. This is who science has chosen.

Plastic Surgeon Uses Science To Determine The World’s Most Beautiful Woman

Everyone is beautiful in their own way. People also become more or less beautiful as you get to know them – personality really does shine through. Still, there is something to be said as to what is “objectively beautiful” – what most people can agree on is beautiful at first glance. According to the European renaissance architects, the “golden ratio” is the physical measurement of, well, perfection. (1)

Modern scientists have used this rule to mathematically explain why some people are considered beautiful and others aren’t. London plastic surgeon Dr. Julian DeSilva used this ratio to scientifically determine who is the world’s most beautiful woman. The winner? Supermodel Bella Hadid.

The Golden Ratio

As already mentioned, the golden ratio was first developed by ancient architects to help them construct their perfect masterpieces. This ratio says that the perfect female face (2):

  • Is 1.5 times longer than it is wide
  • Is equidistant between the hairline to the middle of the eyes, then to the bottom of the nose, and finally to the bottom of the chin.
  • Has ears the same length as the nose
  • Has the same width between the eyes as is the length of the eye itself

According to professor Kendra Schmid, who first talked about this ratio in 2009 on the Oprah Winfrey Show, most people score between 4 and 6. No one is a 10, but Bella Hadid was the closest out of anyone. She scored 94.35% accurate to the golden ratio.

The World’s Most Beautiful Women

Naturally, it is hard to really compare one supermodel to another. That being said, nothing will ever stop people from trying. According to DeSilva’s research, the list of the world’s most beautiful women (according to science) is as follows:

  1. Bella Hadid – 94.35%
  2. Beyonce – 92.44%
  3. Amber Heard – 91.85%
  4. Ariana Grande – 91.81%
  5. Taylor Swift – 91.64 per cent
  6. Kate Moss – 91.05 per cent
  7. Scarlett Johansson – 90.91 per cent
  8. Natalie Portman – 90.51 per cent
  9. Katy Perry – 90.08 per cent
  10. Cara Delevingne – 89.99 per cent

She used computerized facial mapping techniques to build the list.

Like It Or Not, The Ratio Is Real

Many of us believe that what we perceive as beautiful is because of what the media, movies, television, and the internet shows us. While these do influence us somewhat, the reality is that there are certain ratios and symmetry that humans naturally prefer. Researchers have noted this right away from the time we are babies. (3)

The fact that babies are drawn to the same types of faces that adults deem as beautiful is a very important point. This is because babies have not yet been shaped by cultural influences. They don’t like something because they’re told they should, they like it just because they do.

All this being said, just because your face doesn’t necessarily match this so-called “golden ratio” of beauty, doesn’t mean that you aren’t beautiful. It also doesn’t mean you aren’t worthy – worthy of love, happiness, and success. Don’t let these numbers and the opinions of others convince you otherwise.

Sources

  1. Bella Hadid is the most beautiful woman in the world according to the ‘Golden Ratio’ equation devised in Ancient Greece (and Beyoncé is a close second).” Daily Mail. Deepika Rajani. October 17, 2019
  2. The Beauty EquationOprah
  3. What Scientists Have to Say about Facial Beauty.” Very Well Mind. Margaret Seide, MD. May 25, 2021.