It's long been thought that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. A story by Julie McCaffrey from 2007, however, has found new life in today's media sphere claiming that science might have a bit more influence on the matter than people realize. The author's hypothesis revolves around Englishwoman Kelly Brook, and the scientific evidence which backs up the claim that the professional model is in possession of the world's perfect body. It evokes an important question of whether we can take something subjective, like beauty, and turn it into objective fact with the help of scientific research.
Ben Jones, for example, is an Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology professor at the University of Glasgow. Mr. Jones runs the Face Research Lab
where they focus on, amongst other things, social responses and perceptions to different faces. He concludes that, "men from all cultures and all backgrounds find similar faces attractive. They are drawn to a babyish face and big baby-like eyes with arched eyebrows which seem consistent with high estrogen levels."
This seems to indicate that humans have a physiological predisposition for finding certain people more attractive than others. In that vein, the "beholder" might actually have very little control over how they "eye" beauty after all. Science, it appears, supports Julie McCaffrey's declaration that Kelly Brook does, in fact, have the world's most perfect body, but what do you think?