In recent days American model Bella Hadid has been declared as the world’s most beautiful woman based on the Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi, a mathematical equation developed by the ancient Greeks, that looks at the symmetry of the face. Hadid’s features scored a 94.35% accuracy on a rating scale that measures physical perfection, such a high rating means her appearance is near perfection according to Ancient Greek ideals.
The study was conducted by plastic surgeon Dr. Julian De Silva who measured facial features, eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, chin, jaw and overall face shape of several female celebrities. Honing into the positioning and proportions of features, assessing the distance between them, focusing on widths and lengths- in an attempt to measure beauty. The 23-year-old model was found to be the closest match to the perfection of Ancient Greek standards.
Dr. De Silva explained that the system dates back to the European Renaissance where artists would use the ratio as an aid for their artworks and scientists now have since adapted the mathematical formula to explain what makes a person beautiful. The doctor further detailed “The length and width of someone’s face is measured and then the results are divided. Measurements are taken from the forehead hairline to the spot between the eyes, from the spot between the eyes and the bottom of the nose and from the bottom of the nose to the bottom of the chin. Aligning with the ratio formula, the length of the ear must be equal to the length of the nose and the width of an eye should be equal to the distance between the eyes. According to the Golden Ratio, the ideal result is roughly 1.6. A person is considered to be more beautiful if the numbers are equal.”
Bella’s results topped the top ten list, with Beyoncé coming in at second place.
According to Ancient Greeks, the Golden Ratio was special because it repeatedly appeared in nature and because it was pleasing to the eye. It was even said that the Golden Ratio was applied to the construction of the Parthenon and is often found in areas such as art, mathematics, and architecture. The ratio was named the Golden Ratio by the Ancient Greeks and in the world of mathematics the numeric value is called “phi’ (Beauty of Phi) named after the Greek Sculptor Phidias, who used the ratio in his sculptures.
Today the Golden Ratio is a technique used in modern science by plastic surgeons all over the world to help achieve patient’s desire for divine perfection and is commonly used by architects and artists who strive for symmetry and aesthetically pleasing designs to the eye.