According to a new “scientific” analysis, the most beautiful woman in the world is… actress Amber Heard. The top 10 list also included celebs Kim Kardashian, Kate Moss, Kendall Jenner, Helen Mirrin and Scarlett Johansson.
We noticed that this list was, well, colorless, and wondered why.
Dr. Julian De Silva, who runs the Centre for Advanced Facial Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery in London, claims he created software that calculates face shapes using the “Phi ratio” to figure out which qualities make someone physically beautiful, US Weekly noted. The “phi ratio” is a Greek mathematical equation also known as the “golden ratio,” which delineates the ideal proportions for a face, aka it’s as close symmetrically as humanly possible. You know who is super famous for her golden-ratio face? Halle Berry. But she’s not on this list.
Dr. Silver says, "With this ground-breaking technology, we have solved some of the mysteries of what it is that makes someone physically beautiful. The results were startling and showed several famous actresses and models have facial features that come close to the ancient Greek principles for perfection.”
Hmmm…“Ancient Greek principles for perfection.” You don’t say?
If this has you in your feelings, you’re not alone. Why aren’t Beyoncé, Lupita Nyong’o, Viola Davis, Gabrielle Union or any other Black women on this same list? Ain’t we beautiful too? Perhaps our features don’t fit this "scientific” standard but that seems hard to believe.
Yes African-American female celebs are gracing more mainstream media magazines than ever before, but it’s always been an uphill battle for women of the African diaspora to be included in these types of conversations about what and who is deemed beautiful. What really stings about this current list is that our exclusion isn't just about societal taste or beauty standards, but it's being sold as "science."
Hear this ladies: We don’t need to be added to an irrelevant list to confirm what we already know. Black is beautiful, it's worthy and definitely matters.
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