THE Daily Mail revealed an amazing study on beauty and “science”. English media sought out plastic surgeon Julian De Silva to determine which man was the most handsome in the world, and it was Batman’s next actor who won first place.
Robert Pattinson, known internationally for his role as the vampire Edward Cullen, is considered the face closest to the male “golden ratio”. In the final test, the British actor obtained a score of 92.15%. But where does this proportion of beauty that fascinates art lovers come from?
This geometric rule is at the heart of the “divine proportion”, known since antiquity, the golden proportion appears in all natural and artistic representations. This number is just over 1 and consists of an infinite number of decimal places. The surgeon therefore analyzed the proportions of the faces of certain celebrities, before applying an equation based on this famous gold number, approximately 1,618. But there is nothing to prove that the golden ratio is the number that represents the absolute truth of beauty.
In an interview with Business Insider in 2016, Keith Devlin, mathematician and director of Stanford Research Institute, explains that
If someone brings a scientific explanation to explain the role of the golden ratio in aesthetics, we will change our opinion. But on the scientific side, there is no evidence.
So this would be just one way to meet the criteria of the Ancient Greece.
For information, the rest of the classification consists of Henry Cavill in second place, Bradley Cooper third and Brad Pitt in fourth place. George Clooney came in fifth, ahead of Hugh Jackman and David Beckham. Edris Elba, Kanye West and Ryan Gosling lead the way.