The say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, however, mathematicians have revealed they’ve discovered a way to determine who is the most beautiful, using what mathematicians know best - numbers.
The Daily Star explained that Researchers from the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia analysed photographs of 55 female models to determine the most ideal facial proportions.
All of the women deemed to be most aesthetically pleasing had one very precise thing in common – their cheekbones were spaced as wide apart as the width of their eyebrows. Meaning, those with a heart-shaped face were deemed most beautiful. Big Little Lies actress, Reese Witherspoon is famous for her heart-shaped face and youthful features.
Because we’re talking maths, of course there are numbers involved. If you're brave enough, you can do the figures to find out if you, like Reese Witherspoon, are classified as "mathematically beautiful".
The researchers noted that the average distance between the model’s eyes was strictly 59.2mm. While the vertical distance between the eyes and the cheekbones were 13.1mm.
We bet you’re wondering, what are we supposed to do with this information except maybe feel a little worse about ourselves if we don’t measure up?
Well, the research has been welcomed by the cosmetic surgery industry who now have parameters the can use to give their clients the very best results.
Dr Gary Ross, a leading facial cosmetic surgeon based in Manchester told The Daily Star, "This equation essentially points out that enhanced volume in your face can make you look more aesthetically pleasing, scientifically speaking."
"While we’ve always known this, it’s the first time anyone has sought to put an exact parameter on a ‘beautiful’ mid face."