Science says Robert Pattinson is the most handsome man in the world

Science has confirmed what our younger ‘Twilight’ loving selves knew all along that Robert Pattinson is the most handsome man in the world.

Research into what constitutes the 'perfect face' has found the ‘Batman’ actor, 33, to be 92.15% ‘accurate’ to the Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi, which measures physical perfection.

His eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, chin, jaw and facial shape were measured against other celebrities and his make-up meant he came closest to the ancient Greeks’ idea of perfection.

The list was compiled using the latest computerised mapping techniques by Harley Street facial cosmetic surgeon Dr Julian De Silva, who utilises the technology in his work.

‘The Witcher’ star Henry Cavill came a close second with 91.08%, Bradley Cooper was third with 91.08% and at 56, Brad Pitt, proved he can still cut it in the handsome stakes coming in fourth with 90.51%.

Previous winner George Clooney, the oldest star on the list, slipped back to fifth place, largely because of the effect of ageing on the 58-year-old had resulted in a loss of volume in the face.

Owner of the most chiselled chin in the top ten, David Beckham came in a very respectable seventh with a score of 88.96%.

The former footballer also had a near-perfect ratio in the size of his nose and his lips.

Commenting on the results Dr De Silva, who runs the Centre For Advanced Facial Cosmetic And Plastic Surgery, in London, said: “Robert Pattinson was the clear winner when all elements of the face were measured for physical perfection.

“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.”

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