Using software usually used to draw e-fits of criminals, researchers have created the faces of the “most beautiful” man and woman on earth.
Dr. Chris Solomon is a world expert in facial mapping. He led a two-month study where respondents were asked to put together a composite of the perfect face.
The software used was the same as that favoured by UK Police, and it takes into account factors including hairline, nose length and thickness of lips.
The results were then rated for attractiveness by another set of respondents, allowing researchers to create a composite that best represented our “beauty ideals”.
Solomon said: “For the male face of beauty, women drew a more feminine face than men – women rate a softer jaw-line, slimmer face, fuller lips and clean-shaven look as the most attractive, compared to the more masculine appearance that is considered the most attractive by men.
“Interestingly, for the female face of beauty women rated a sexier appearance as the most beautiful than their male counterparts – women perceived fuller lips, a slimmer face, larger eyes and higher cheekbones as the most beautiful, more so than the male population.”
Model David Gandy and actress Natalie Portman were considered the closest real-life representation of the images.