YOU probably already knew it, but now science has backed it up.
George Clooney has the world’s most handsome face.
The 56-year-old actor’s face was found to be about 92 per cent accurate, according to the Greek golden ratio of beauty.
The measuring tool is thought to hold the secret formula for the perfect face.
Computer mapping technology using the theory also found Ryan Gosling had the perfect nose, Harry Styles had the most beautiful eyes and the best chin, and David Beckham had the most perfectly shaped face.
Clooney, who last month became the father of twins Ella and Alexander with his lawyer wife Amal, had his looks put to the test with facial mapping techniques by Harley Street surgeon Dr Julian De Silva.
His eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, chin, jaw and facial shape were measured and came closest to the Greeks’ idea of perfection.
Bradley Cooper came second with 91.8 per cent, Brad Pitt was third with 90.51 per cent, One Direction singer Harry Styles was fourth with 89.63 per cent and David Beckham was fifth with 88.96 per cent.
Dr De Silva, who runs the Centre For Advanced Facial Cosmetic And Plastic Surgery in London, said: “George Clooney has been feted as the world’s most beautiful man for decades — and it is great that his status has now been proved by science.
“He has beautiful facial symmetry and gets closer than any other man to having what the Greeks considered the perfect face.
“George had a near-perfect ratio of nose-to-lip dimension of 99.6 per cent, and his chin and eye spacing were almost perfect as well.
The world’s most handsome men, according to the phi score
Taken from the average of the 12 key markers over the whole face including lips, nose, eyes, eyebrow, chin, forehead and facial shape, these are the top scoring men on the Phi scale
1. George Clooney 91.86 per cent
2. Bradley Cooper 91.80 per cent
3. Brad Pitt 90.51 per cent
4. Harry Styles 89.63 per cent
5. David Beckham 88.96 per cent
6. Will Smith 88.88 per cent
7. Idris Elba 87.93 per cent
8. Ryan Gosling 87.48 per cent
9. Zayn Malik 86.5 per cent
10. Jamie Foxx 85.46 per cent
“Across the 12 key markers, he had the highest combined score.
“These brand new computer mapping techniques allows us to solve some of the mysteries of what it is that makes someone physically beautiful.”
The Golden Ratio was a mathematical equation devised by the Greeks in an attempt to measure beauty.
But the ratio can be applied to anything and was used by Leonardo da Vinci for the perfect human male body in his famous work the Vitruvian Man.
The premise behind this is that the closer the ratios of a face or body are to the number 1.618, the more beautiful they are, known as the Phi ratio.
How to calculate your own Phi ratio
• Take a picture of your face close up on your phone, don’t smile and look straight forward and have your hair off your face. Print out the picture on an A4 piece of paper, then start measuring.
• Measure the length of the nose from its widest point at the nostril
• Measure the width of the nose at its widest point
• Divide the nose length by nose width, this is your nose ratio
• If bigger than 1.618 then divide 1.618 by your nose ratio
• If smaller than 1.618 then divide your nose ratio by 1.618
• This will give you your percentage for your nose Phi score.
• Measure your eyebrow from the end nearest your nose to the arch in a straight line
• Measure your eyebrow from the same end to the opposite tip in a straight line
• Divide the full length by the arch length to get your eyebrow ratio
• If bigger than 1.618 then divide 1.618 by your eyebrow ratio
• If smaller than 1.618 then divide your eyebrow ratio by 1.618
• That will give you your percentage for your eyebrow Phi score.
• Measure the length of the lip from end to end
• Divide pip length by nose width, if it equals 1.618 then it’s perfect
• The distance from the corner of the lip to the opposite edge of the nose should also be equal to base of the nose times 1.618