Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Mathematics of Beauty

Researchers at Cambridge university have found that the closer a woman's hips to waist ratio is to 0.7 the sexier her walk is. This is one of the reasons why Cambridge is one of the best universities in the world. So, a woman with 25 inch waist and 36 inch hips, has all she needs for a perfect walk. You may not be surprised to hear that Jessica Alba has that magical ratio. For men, a ratio of 0.9 has been shown to have a strong correlation with general health and fertility.

It has been known for a long time that a well proportioned body and face are very appealing. Symmetry is also an important factor in beauty. Another example of this is the golden ratio. It has been shown that we humans find things more beautiful if its proportions are close to the golden ratio. This does not just apply to human bodies but also to the design of buildings.

A face mask made using the golden ratio, beautiful people such as Jessica Alba have a very close fit to this mask. The golden ratio doesn't just apply to the face, I did a quick measurement on my hand and the proportions come to about 1.48. Which, when compared to 1.62 of the golden ratio, means I am hideous. Anyway, for more information check out the links below.



  1. stumbled. Then I did http://www.mopedia.co.uk/2008/08/mathematics-of-beauty.html too. I know Marylin Monroe had a sexy walk because the heals of her shoes were not the same height. Add that to the hip waist ratio!

  2. And who were the test group? If this 'research' was carried out on campus would guess predominantly younger, white, middle-class American males. Beauty standards are culturally defined.

    What's true for the Youtube generation getting their sexual stereotypes from a diet of Hollywood porn and MTV videos is not necessarily true for the rest of the world.

  3. Many institutions limit access to their online information. Making this information available will be an asset to all.

  4. Well I like how this diet has different stages. and the most interesting thing is how the diet works to make you sexier. Very interesting - this is something I'll definitely have to read! thanks!