Bella Hadid is ‘the most beautiful woman’ according to the Golden Ratio & some dude

Bella Hadid steps out for her birthday with friends in NY!

I think Bella Hadid is beautiful. I also think she looks like she’s gotten bad plastic surgery and/or gotten tweaked with fillers and Botox. I think all of that at once – she’s a beautiful young woman and she needs to stop messing with her face. But yeah, in general, I’ve always liked Bella’s “look” as a model and I think her vibe is very high-end – she looks at home in print ads for high-end designer labels, but I’m not sure she could sell me a pair of jeans. But here’s a question: is Bella’s “look” really the ideal? Is she “the most beautiful woman in the world”?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder — and apparently, those beholders are still the ancient Greeks. London facial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Julian De Silva has determined supermodel Bella Hadid, 23, to be the most beautiful woman in the world, based on modern mapping techniques that implement the classic Greek “Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi.”

“[Hadid] was the clear winner when all elements of the face were measured for physical perfection,” De Silva told the Daily Mail of Hadid, who landed a 94.35% perfection score. “She had the highest overall reading for her chin which, with a score of 99.7 percent, is only 0.3 percent away from being the perfect shape.”

While Bella’s big sister Gigi Hadid didn’t make the list, singer Beyoncé, 38, came in second (92.44%) while actress Amber Heard, 33, placed third (91.85%). Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift placed fourth and fifth, respectively. The “Golden Ratio” was used by artists such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci to mathematically calculate the beauty of much of their work, including but not limited to assessing the beauty of female subjects.

[From Page Six]

The Golden Ratio is a real thing and we, as humans, are drawn to look at people with the right kind of facial symmetry. That being said, this guy is just shilling for his own plastic surgery business. It’s more likely that his clients are women coming in wanting to look like Bella Hadid, and they believe that she’s got an “attainable” look because she has been tweaked.

Also: Ariana Grande doesn’t have “the right kind” of symmetrical face. That’s why she always demands to be photographed on her left side, her “good side.” It’s because she knows she’s got an asymmetrical face.

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  1. Sarah says:

    But… she’s not.

    • Seraphina says:

      Yeah, I just don’t see it. I really don’t get the fascination with this woman.

    • Sarah B says:

      She is if you like cats. And bad nose jobs.

    • Tate says:

      Thanks for saying it for the rest of us.

      She is walking advertisement to not get plastic surgery. She looks nothing like her original face.

    • Wilady says:

      I think Gigi is so beautiful, it’s hard to stop looking at her. I think she’s just gorgeous. I always thought Bella was her much older sister who got tons of work done. I guess I was wrong.

    • Tenner says:

      I’m more shocked that Ariana made this list. Her facial proportions are out of balance by these standards, and she’s noticeably asymmetrical, to the point where she demands to be photographed on one side. Bella’s face actually fits the ratio, at least.

  2. STRIPE says:

    Bella is beautiful obviously but for my money, it’s Rihanna, golden ratio be damned.

    • Sarah says:

      Right? Rihanna and Angelina are clearly perfect-looking, so far beyond this girl.

    • aurora says:

      Rihanna – yes! My forever girl crush!

    • DiegoInSF says:

      Agree with Rihanna and Angie, and I’d like add JLO, she’s so exquisite on the big screen, like you can’t find a bad angle and I can find plenty with Bella. 😈

    • Elisa says:

      +1 when it comes to Rihanna!

    • Beach Dreams says:

      Yes!!! Rihanna is gorgeous.

    • Tenner says:

      Yeah, I’d agree that Rihanna and Angelina have the most beautiful faces in the world, but I’d say Bella Hadid, Stella Maxwell and Adriana Lima and a few other models are in the same league of strikingly beautiful people. They all have faces that I can’t help but be drawn to look at.

  3. Eliza says:

    Um did he apply the rule to a group of 3 women? Because she may have had her dad follow the rule but she looks pulled and tweaked and 20 years older than her age. I hope young girls aren’t going to him to look like Bella. When she’s actually 40 I wonder if she’ll look frozen the same, or even more pulled and plucked?

  4. Erin says:

    Ugh, I hate saying this but in those last photos she just looks cheap and kind of plastic. She didn’t have to mess with her face. And this plastic surgeon should STFU, women don’t need to be subjected to this kind of shallow conjecture.

  5. jammypants says:

    I follow several models on Instagram. I find many much more beautiful. I follow Bella too because her Insta is fun. She photographs interestingly. But most beautiful? Nah.

  6. Soupie says:

    Oh so now “Melania Trump (manufactured) eyes” are the most beautiful? Just no. What happened to “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”? She’s going to regret all that pulling and jacking sooner than later.

  7. bonobochick says:


  8. aurora says:

    Who says that? Her plastic surgeon (who did NOT do a good job on her, #sorrynotsorry)

  9. naomipaige says:


  10. DS9 says:

    I’ve always preferred Gigi’s face

  11. Lizzie says:

    that botox is making her look like the world’s most beautiful cat

  12. Erinn says:

    Before everyone freaks out – there’s no real evidence for most of the claims in regards to the golden ratio and beauty. I mean… a 5×3 business card meets the golden ratio standard. Do we look at business cards as a standard of beauty? No lol.

    It’s just a mathematical ratio with no relation to any objective beauty standard. People will also say they’ve found the ratio in places where it doesn’t exist. EG: Nautilus shells. Supposedly the perfect golden ratio. Exceptttttt every nautilus shell is different – the proportions aren’t maintained throughout every shell.

  13. OriginalLala says:

    it’s sad that his idea of the “most beautiful face” is one that was created by a surgeon. No wonder we have such issues with our looks, yeesh.

    • Leah says:

      Exactly. Super depressing and a terrible standard for the youth. I saw something comparing Scarlett Johansson, Bella Hadid, Rihanna and Ariana Grande for their beauty. (Problematic premise, but we’re aware of that fact) I found it totally upsetting that each and every one of those women have clearly had rhinoplasty (even Ri- who I love -as some early photos suggest) and these are the faces some people are striving to emulate as they grow up.

      I grew up with my own issues having Britney jammed in my face in terms of body image, but it has only gotten worse with the Kardashian-complex. De-pressing.

      • Originaltessa says:

        Yeah, Leah, I was a teen during the heyday of Britney, and my little 15 year old butt couldn’t get a six pack and fake boobs… or tan, nails, hair extensions, etc. And I really wanted to look like her. My mother kept telling me “No, Tess, you don’t…” and I get it now, looking back, but you idolize what you idolize.

      • Leah says:

        OT: Ha, right? I remember feeling so dejected because my stomach did NOT look like Britney’s. My poor mom would say similar things that I thought I wasn’t listening to, but now as an adult I can see she only had so much power over my steadfast teen-brain. And we’ve all been witness to what that kind of expectation and corrective activity did to Britney, so the whole industry is a shitshow of aging white men dictating what women should look like. My gen-x generation sustained permanent damage from these cultural issues, but I’m hoping at least some of the “natural, no shave, no bra” segment of millenials are balancing out the unhinged gusto of the insta-influencer dysmorphia.

      • Fleur says:

        We’re the same age. Britney Spears was on the cover of every magazine with her pretty little face, golden tan, perfect body and famous stomach . it gave me body issues for my late teens until my early 20s. It’s hard to describe if you didn’t live through it, but never since have I seen the media display a pop star with the general projection that she was the ‘perfect’ teenager that we should all look like. No wonder she had a mental breakdown

      • Kebbie says:

        What’s really sad is that even Britney felt insecure enough to start messing with her face. A generation of girls thought she was perfection and she still didn’t believe it.

    • Kebbie says:

      I don’t think it’s sad, I think it’s intentional. He’s a plastic surgeon, he’s saying you too can be the most beautiful woman in the world with a few tweaks! Everyone he mentioned has had work done. Except maybe Amber Heard? I don’t know what she looked like before, but almost everyone in Hollywood has at least thinned out their nose/tip of their nose.

    • SilentStar says:

      And no wonder women who get a lot of work done all tend to resemble each other.

  14. Michael says:

    Everybody is attacking Bella like this was her idea. This is a random sampling of maybe 20 celebs and using a tool that has not been used for hundreds of years at least. Also why only women? Instead of attacking the people who made the list how about questioning the methods and conclusions of the study?

  15. 10KTurtle says:

    Reader’s Digest had a piece on what babies find attractive (because babies aren’t aware of racism yet, or something?), and facial symmetry was the top feature. They used Emma Watson’s face as their “perfect” example.
    Petty Meanness Alert: I wonder what Sarah Sanders’ score would be?

    • Raina says:

      Babies love me and I’m not symmetrical. It’s all soul and vibe and confidence that comes across as attractive for real

    • Fleur says:

      Her first nose job was v successful. I wish she had let it be after that. I can’t believe a surgeon agreed to do a second (or third?) surgery to thin down her bridge. I can imagine how difficult it would be with a sister that looked like gigi and a mother like Yolanda.

  16. heygingersnaps says:

    but her current face ( & several versions of it) are courtesy of her plastic surgeon(s).

  17. kelleybelle says:

    I don’t believe such “titles” should be conferred upon the surgically enhanced, especially the extremely surgically enhanced. She’s recently had even more work done and it is ruining her face. She looked better before the last round of surgery/procedures and she is far too young to be looking like a Siamese cat in a wind tunnel. And before all the surgery? Won’t go there.

  18. Spicecake38 says:

    Remember a few years back I think it was the cover of people?That claimed Gwyneth Paltrow was the worlds most beautiful woman 😂

    • Kebbie says:

      I don’t get when people say Gwyneth Paltrow or Taylor Swift are beautiful. I wouldn’t even think of them if I were listing pretty people. Give them brown hair and tell me they’re still beautiful. If you’re not also beautiful as a brunette, you’re not beautiful.

      • ME says:

        This is something I’ve noticed too. If you have White skin and blonde hair you are automatically considered beautiful. It’s so stupid.

      • Fleur says:

        World’s most beautiful women should definitely include: Angela Bassett (my gosh, that is a face), iman in her heyday, Halle berry and gong li in the 90s, Emmanuelle beart and Isabel Adjani n the late 80s, vanessa paradis circa 1993 ( google it if you don’t believe me), and Elizabeth Taylor in a place in the sun. The first time she appears to Montgomery Cliff in the parlor scene in that movie, my mouth dropped open. She was so beautiful, it was unreal.

  19. My3cents says:

    This is like People Magazine’s most beautiful issue. You know that it’s all fixed for some profit/selling point. Just like when they named Gwyneth Paltrow.
    Nope, this girl looks 20 years older than her age and is one surgery away from a Real Housewives look.

    Spicecake38- saw your comment after posting….

    • Spicecake38 says:

      Great minds post the same things!🤣

    • pk says:

      I HATE People mags most beautiful issue. Did they search the entire world? Nope…just who is “hot” in Hollywood at the moment. F*cking bullsh*t. Go to any small village in Ethiopia, India, Guatemala (to name a few) and you will see true natural beauty !

      • Spicecake38 says:

        The most beautiful are not known to us via celebrity,model,actress-they are naturally beautiful and live their lives,the truly most beautiful we will probably never see or know their name.

  20. Onemoretime says:

    I have to strongly disagree

  21. Originaltessa says:

    Ariana Grande is no beauty. In any way, shape, or form… She’s somewhat cute, when done to the hilt. Sort of. This list is ridiculous.

  22. Alex Jones says:

    Is he judging her actual face or the photoshopped version of her face?? That could explain why several of us are scratching our heads. It’s easy to meet the “golden ratio” when you have a computer manipulating your face.

  23. tw says:

    Yeah, how much did Mohammed Hadid pay that guy to say this crap?

  24. Charfromdarock says:

    I don’t want to be mean, but there’s no way Bella, Ariana or Taylor are in the top one thousand beautiful women in the world let alone the top ten.

  25. Ceecu33 says:

    Idk if y’all are familiar with her, but my vote would be for Lili Reinhardt. She plays Betty in Riverdale and starred in the recent movie Hustlers as Annabelle. A lot of people say she favors Brittany Murphy, but I just find her beautiful in general.

  26. Cee says:

    Her face was paid and bought for, golden ratio my ass.
    Angelina Jolie and Rihanna are more beautiful, in a more “authentic” way (even if they as sure must have tweaks, too)
    Bella altered her whole face structure.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      Rihanna looks exactly like she did when she was younger – just older. And people swear up and down that Angelina got a nose job but I don’t see it. And Ive been watching her I’m film since forever. I do think she’s had some botox but outside of that I don’t think she’s has much cosmetically done at all.

      • DS9 says:

        I have never been able to see the supposed nose job on Jolie. Faces, and noses in particular, thin as you age.

      • Kebbie says:

        I think she had rhinoplasty to refine the tip of her nose. If you compare her more bulbous nose in movies like Hackers and Girl Interrupted to what it was like in Mr and Mrs Smith, it looks different. It’s the best nose job I think of any celebrity because the doctor refined her nose, he/she didn’t try to hack it into something else. It took her beauty to an otherworldly level.

        I’ve never heard that noses thin out as you age. I’ve heard the skin over the cartilage thins and the tip can droop. But the cartilage doesn’t thin out in your 20s.

      • Jane'sWastedTalent says:

        @Kebbie- Mine did. I always hated my nose as a teen and wanted a nose job desperately, but thank goodness I couldn’t afford one because in my twenties my nose grew slightly longer and much thinner. But I had a baby face too- I wonder if that factors in. Angelina looks like she had a bit of a baby face (despite the cheekbones) in her earliest photos.

  27. Sean says:

    Sure this isn’t a plastic surgeon trying to boost his business or anything.

    I always find it funny how these “most beautiful” lists always have whoever is popular at the moment topping the list.

    When I think “most beautiful” in terms of famous women individuals who’ve had little to no work done come to mind like Yvonne Strahovski and Christina Hendricks.

  28. AnnaKist says:

    She is quite lovely. For a 50-year-old. She has good genes, so would very likely have eased into being a beautiful woman, but since she’s undergone so much reconstruction and renovation at such a young age, we’ll never know. And her cosmetic surgeon said this? Mm-hmm, cuz he doesn’t have a vested interest…

  29. Allergy says:

    I’m sorry but I find her creepy looking.

  30. Lila says:

    Bella Hadid was pretty. Now she’s looking kind of jacked.

    I don’t know how much I buy into their beautiful list. Not that Amber Heard is unattractive, but I have the worst time remembering what she looks like when I don’t have a picture in front of me.

  31. ooshpick says:

    One of the most beautiful women to me passed away this year: Toni Morrison. Her face held the depth of her intelligence. She was a towering force of beauty and wisdom. This kid? Meh, she’s cute.

  32. Alberto Delano Cox says:

    These kind of articles on “mathematically perfect faces” always pop up every now and then, and they always miss the same thing. Face proportions certainly matter in what is considered beautiful, but the beautiful faces that become memorable nearly always have something distinctive, which usually means slightly out of proportion in a way that becomes more attractive. Consider Julia Robert’s smile and teeth,Lupita´s cheekbones, Angelina Jolie’s lips and face length, Saoirse Ronan’s eyes, and all nose types that don’t fit the small and 45º angle rule.

    • Kebbie says:

      I agree. The women I find most beautiful are always a little funny looking. To your list I’d add Cate Blanchett and Naomi Campbell. Halle Berry and Beyoncé are exceptions.

  33. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    More beautiful than Amanda Seyfried?
    No. Just no.

  34. detritus says:

    ”Her chin is almost perfect, 0.3.% off the perfect chin”

    So really he’s comparing all women to one model, not a ratio. He has an ideal beautiful woman, based on the ratio, and she fits what he likes and can do surgically. Notice there are some major similarities between almost all of the top five. Wanna bet he threw bey in there so the pattern wasn’t so obvious?

    The ratio he is referring to doesn’t mean there’s one perfect, so seems like a thirst trap mixed with a business promo.

  35. Valiantly Varnished says:

    The Golden Ratio is racist AF. It employs European beauty standards as the measuring stick for beauty. It’s trash and always has been.

    • detritus says:

      Exactly. You said what I was thinking but better.

    • pk says:

      100% agree.

    • Jane'sWastedTalent says:

      I don’t know- I think Nefertiti ranks pretty high on it. I thought it mostly had to do with cheekbones, foreheads, eye spacing, chins- bone structure in other words, not features that could be considered ethnic markers. Of course it wouldn’t be surprising if Europeans had misused it over the centuries…

  36. undergalaxy says:

    Nooooo. Nigella Lawson, Helena Bonham Carter, Helen McCrory, Angelina, Elle Fanning, Lia Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas… all so beautiful (my favourite faces ever), in more interesting ways than Bella Hadid.

  37. Kateeeee says:

    Oh, honey, no. Bella’s face barely makes an impression… and that is WITH a ton of money promoting her and an entire squad to fix her up. But good for her for being symmetrical. Enough tweaking can get anyone there.

  38. Cindy says:

    I used to think Bella kept her straight serious robot face because she couldn’t emote. Now I’ve noticed it’s because when she she has more of an expression, you can tell how work she’s done to her face.

  39. Edo says:

    Her face looks very much “tucked back”. Surgery won’t make you neither beautiful nor screen-beautiful nor that kind of interesting-beautiful which makes people look at you though you ain’t classically beautiful.

    Bella, got get some degree or some serious skill set (acting, moderation, something!) and do your thing. Just looking pretty ain’t enough.

    I do blame the mother, too. Yolanda should have insisted that her kids go to college and finish. Bella did go but she did quit. Pick a non-elite college which isn’t too tough academically and they could have excelled at something.

    and those are bad pics of Bella. See her wikipedia page – she has the face of an old-fashioned movie star, that is true, but sadly lacks …. something.

  40. Daisy says:

    Ironic that “the most beautiful” face belongs to someone who basically bought almost all of it. And this golden ratio thing is stupid because beauty is subjective, and the standards of beauty change with time. But in my opinion, you’re talking models, the most beautiful are Anna Ewers and Imaan Hammam. Also agree with the person who mentioned Rihanna.

    • ME says:

      Standards of beauty also change depending on where in the world you live. Also, it would be nice to see men have to live up to this sh*t the way women are subjected to it.

  41. Amber says:

    I think Bella is very beautiful. I know people give her hell for having plastic surgery, but I find her beautiful anyway. I just hope she gives it a rest, because I feel like this summer she’s had an additional tweak of some kind around her eyes that she didn’t need. I also think she’s a better runway model than Gigi and Gigi is better at print work.
    To me the most beautiful woman who ever lived was Ava Gardner. But she didn’t have the ‘golden ratio’ and her face had a lot of character and idiosyncrasies–she had a cleft in her chin and slight puffiness under her eyes and kind of weird eyebrows, and a diamond-shaped face (her cheekbones were wider than her forehead). A guy who knew her when she was about sixteen, still just a tobacco farmer’s daughter in North Carolina, said that he took her to a party once. When she walked in, the room immediately fell silent and still because people were so in awe of her beauty. Everybody just stared at her. The phonograph stopped playing and nobody got up to change it. She was always very embarrassed about the effect her beauty had on people, and confided to a friend in Hollywood that when stuff like that happened, she wished she could ‘crawl into a hole in the floor and disappear.’

  42. BANANIE says:

    Eh I guess I could see it if it were “most beautiful woman in carefully composed photographs.” But seeing candid photos ruins the illusion.

  43. Meg says:

    Ariana Grande has an amazing voice, are male singers criticized by their team if their face isn’t asymmetrical and know to only be photographed on one side? Ugh. I thought it was arianas quirk but I bet she was criticized for how she looks which is why her skin tone hair etc is completely fake from when she was younger. I fear those changes were from her team not because she wanted to

  44. Circe says:

    I remember reading somewhere a long time ago that somebody did this and the answer was Uma Thurman. They kind of look similarish to me. Maybe there’s something to it haha

  45. Jessica says:

    This is a joke right? She’s had sooooo much plastic surgery. I Guess she’s showing off what daddy bought her. Smh.

  46. JanetFerber says:

    I don’t see how she can sell high end, but not jeans? She does not look “high end” to me, whatever that might look like. She does look great in the red dress, but awful in all the other pics. Maybe the red dress was a couple of faces ago?

  47. Beach Dreams says:

    LOL, after her face has been sliced and diced to heaven and back. Out of all the nepotism models, she’s near the bottom on my list. The only one who’s worse than her is Hailey Bieber.

  48. Bee says:

    This young lady is a future Wildenstein. Feel sorry for her that she feels the need to do this to herself.

  49. Adrien says:

    Oh, young people don’t do heavyweight tightening like Thermage or Ultherapy in your twenties just to achieve a perfect jawline. Those machines are for mature people. You are going to need all that fat tissues as you go into your thirties. I’m puzzled at clinics offering these radio-frequency, ultrasound lifting procedures at very young people as preventative anti aging treatments. They look amazingly sculpted and contoured the first time that they get addicted to it. On their 3rd session, usually two to three years after, many of them are now asking for fillers or fat transfers to contour some areas. The same fat that melted on their initial try. They look tight and at the same time looked more mature than their actual ages. The famous cat face we see all over Instagram is the result of these tightening procedures. The V shaped face popularised by Korean beauty does not look natural. Do other milder therapies like hydrofacials, mini hifu or mild lasers.

  50. I'm With The Band says:

    She looks like a 35 year old Real Housewife…