Is Beauty Boring?
April 27, 2012 7:56 AM Subscribe
18-year-old, Florence Colgate, has been blessed with what has been deemed the most naturally beautiful face in England.
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Florence, @flo245 on twitter
, is the winner of a contest, beating out 8,000 other contestants, for having a nearly perfectly symmetrical face, based on ratio figures that were collected by researchers
, there are two main universal keys to beauty for which there is persuasive evidence: facial symmetry and ‘averageness’. According to David Perrett
"The answer lies not in fancy geometry but in two basic relationships: whether the left side matches the right (symmetry), and whether the proportions match those with which we are most familiar (normality or ‘averageness’). That beauty should lie in averageness is paradoxical, because we tend to think of ‘average’ as mundane. Sure, the most beautiful faces do not have average proportions, but nonetheless learning what is ‘normal’ for the faces around us is a powerful force in defining what for us is beautiful."(previously
This proves itself when you look at the hundreds of comments at the at the Daily Mail
and Huffington Post
which refer to Colgate as “boring”, “average”, and “bland”. And if you are wondering how you might measure up, there's an app for that