Jodie Comer has been announced as the world's most beautiful woman

According to maths

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / October 12 2022

Snow White’s evil stepmother spent a lot of time asking her mirror “who’s the fairest of them all?”, but it turns out her time might have been better spent turning to mathematics devised by the Ancient Greeks. 

Harley Street facial cosmetic surgeon Dr Julian De Silva has utilised the latest computerised mapping techniques to apply the ‘Golden Ratio of Beauty’ (AKA Phi) to a host of female celebrities in order to measure their ‘physical perfection’. 

What determines physical perfection, you ask? Is it healthy hair? Glazed donut skin

According to the Ancient Greeks, beauty can literally be measured by the ratios present in one’s face and body. The closer these ratios are to the number 1.618 (AKA Phi) the more desirable a person’s features are. 

So which celebrity trumped all others in their proximity to Phi? “Jodie Comer was the clear winner when all elements of the face were measured for physical perfection,” Dr De Silva explained to Yahoo

“She had the highest overall reading for the positioning of her nose and lips, with a score of 98.7%, which is only 1.3% away from being the perfect shape,” he continued. “Jodie also had the highest score for her nose width and length and she was near the top for the shape of her lips and the position of her eyes.”

"The only element she was marked down for was her eyebrows which achieved an average score of 88%.”

Image supplied by Dr Julian De Silva

As for the rest of the contenders in this mathematical beauty competition? The answers may surprise you…

The 10 most beautiful women in the world:

1/ Jodie Comer (94.52 per cent)


2/ Zendaya (94.37 per cent)


3/ Bella Hadid (94.35 per cent)


4/ Beyoncé (92.44 per cent)


5/ Ariana Grande (91.81 per cent)


6/ Taylor Swift (91.64 per cent)


7/ Jourdan Dunn (91.39 per cent)


8/ Kim Kardashian (91.28 per cent)


9/ Deepika Padukone (91.22 per cent)


10/ HoYeon Jung (89.63 per cent)


While some may still be obsessed with traditional standards of beauty, others couldn’t care less – ergo the shaved eyebrow trend.

Main image credit: Getty

Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.