Bella Hadid has been dubbed The Most Beautiful Woman in the World.
By editors at People Magazine because her PR team struck up a deal with the publication?
No, but something far more reliable and concrete than that...
... by science.
On Tuesday, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Julian De Silva explained that the supermodel took this important crown based on modern facial mapping techniques, using the classic Greek "Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi."
Really. We're not making this up.
Dr De Silva -- who runs London's Centre For Advanced Facial Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery -- said this conclusion was arrived at as follows:
"Bella Hadid was the clear winner when all elements of the face were measured for physical perfection.
"She had the highest overall reading for her chin which, with a score of 99.7%, is only 0.3% away from being the perfect shape. Bella also came second behind Scarlett Johansson for the positioning of her eyes."
Seriously, how often have you sat there and marveled at just how well-positioned Hadid's eyes were?
The doctor continued to break it all down:
"Beyoncé ran her a close second, scoring the highest marks for the shape of her face (99.6%) and getting very high scores for her eyes, brow area and lips.
"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."
As detailed above and laid out below, Beyonce finished second to Hadid, Amber Heard came in third, Ariana Grande came in fourth and Taylor Swift rounded out the top five.
Here's the thing, though:
While science is typically a strong indicator of something's validity (see change, climate), there's something even stronger out there:
The passion of the Beyhive, which simply can't believe their heroine failed to finish atop this list.
"There is no world where Bella hadid looks better than Beyoncé. None. Not even on Opposite Day," wrote one Twitter follower, while another broke out the race card:
i’m sorry? i just heard that beyoncé came SECOND to bella hadid for the most beautiful person in the world????? ugh racism.
Kate Moss, Scarlet Johannson, Natalie Portman, Katy Perry and Cara Delevigne also made the top 10.
As for this Golden Ratio thing?
It was was used by artists such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci to mathematically calculate beauty for their works of art.
According to the equation, the closer the ratios of a face or body are to the number 1.618 (Phi), the more beautiful the object.
However, when applied to the human form as a criteria of beauty, many have criticized it for preferring certain features and promoting racist stereotypes.
All that said, let's settle this debate once and for all, shall we?
Go ahead and vote below: WHO IS MORE BEAUTIFUL, BELLA OR BEYONCE?
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