Science Says Robert Pattinson Is the World's Most Beautiful Man

Henry Cavill, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, and George Clooney were close behind.

Robert Pattinson

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Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson has been proclaimed the most beautiful man in the world, at least according to cosmetic surgeon Dr. Julian De Silva. As British tabloid the Daily Mail revealed, De Silva came to the conclusion through the "science" of the Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi, which measures physical perfection taken from the "golden ratio" which artists and architects employed during the European Renaissance.

"Robert Pattinson was the clear winner when all elements of the face were measured for physical perfection," De Silva said. "These brand new computer mapping techniques allow us to solve some of the mysteries of what it is that makes someone physically beautiful and the technology is useful when planning  patients' surgery."

The "golden ratio" was first created to aid artists in the creation of their work, and the mathematical formula behind it has since been adapted to help explain beauty. Close attention is paid to the symmetry and proportion of the face when working out the average.

The former Twilight star, who has since gone on to give terrific performances in films like Good Time and The Lighthouse, was found to be 92.15 percent "accurate" to the Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi. His facial features were measured up with other male celebrities, with Henry Cavill, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, and George Clooney close behind at 91.64, 91.08, 90.51, and 89.91 percent respectively. 

"He was in the top five for nearly all the categories because he has such classically shaped features and a wonderful chiselled jaw," said De Silva of Pattinson. "His only score below average was for his lips." So there it is. According to science, Pattinson will be the most beautiful Batman to date, apparently.

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