We had a bit of trouble trying to imagine a realistically archetypical French person, until we remembered prolific French actor GÃ©rard Depardieu.
Now that global hipsters sport plaid shirts and tuques, the essential Canadian look has become impossible to pin point. Even former celebrity mayor Rob Ford doesnâ€™t exactly represent. But maybe this general lack of distinctness is what makes Canada so lukewarm to the BeautifulPeople.com community. Canada was the 14th most rejected nationality last year with only 26% of women and 23% of men.
Spanish may just be theÂ most desirable romance language in the world, especially when actresses like PenÃ©lope Cruz (Sanchez) speak it.Â And wouldn’t you sayÂ Spainâ€™s general image harmonizes well with sexy? Even the countryâ€™s goofy stereotype figure, the Matador, hasÂ exponentiallyÂ more swag than Canadaâ€™s Mountie, or Franceâ€™s mime-painter. All things considered, the country seems like itâ€™d steer clear off this list.
If any image from Russia in the last decade will stick with you, it will probably involve Vladimir Putinâ€™s nipples gleaming in the sun. But the presidentâ€™s pecs aside, letâ€™s acknowledge Russians have pretty promising qualities in the looks department. Fair skin and blonde hair is practically worshipped in some parts of the world, and like France, the countryâ€™s women have something akin to a reputation.
A referendum on Australian beauty need go no further than Rose Byrne, but we suppose it could also include Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. To undo that in one decisive facial gesture, hereâ€™s Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Chances are exactly zero Turkish peopleÂ look like this guy, but if you haven’t come to terms with this whole thing being in bad taste yet, you probably never will.
The vast majority of westerners are aware of exactly two Korean people: Psy and Kim Jong-Un. Since one is the dictator of North Koreaâ€”and itâ€™s safe to say nobody there is uploading selfies to BeautifulPeople.comâ€”they can actually name only one person belonging to this particular sample.
A while back, some suspiciousÂ news went aroundÂ of a man in northern China who managed to successfully sue his ex-wife for being ugly. Earlier this year, a restaurant in Central China made headlines for offering free meals to attractive clients (it wasn’t McDonald’s).
Baltic beauty, like the Eastern European kind, tends toward light hair and eyes, fair skin, striking height and slenderness. Sean Penn, Pink and Bob Dylan all have Lithuanian ancestry. Two of these are nothing short ofÂ beauty icons; the other, unfortunately, is just the voice of his generation.
Yes, itâ€™s a little unfair of us to use aÂ 77-year-old Yoko Ono, but she did break up the Beatles.Â We holdÂ no grudges of course.
Considering the sheer size and scope of Indian show-biz, thereâ€™s clearly no shortage of sex symbols in the country. Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan, for instance, is usually more dashing than we’ve pictured him (damn that gotcha journalism!). And if you’re still doubting, Shah Rukh Khanâ€”the â€œTom Cruise of Indiaâ€â€”should answer any further questions you have.
Germans evokeÂ angular features, broad builds and fair complexion, which soundÂ pretty in-line withÂ even the shallowest WesternÂ standards. But maybe the German look can be a littleâ€¦intimidating? Weâ€™re thinking of the late actor Klaus Kinski, who played Dracula in the cult classic Nosferatu the Vampire, written and directed by the legendary Werner Herzog, not much of a looker himself either.
Who hasn’t crushed on an Irish Colleen? If it’s not the musically talented Andrea Corr or Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan, it’s the charismatic MTV presenter Laura Whitmore. But this ranking makes more sense when you learn that Irish women have an acceptance rate of 23%. It turns out itâ€™s the men that burden their country with an upsetting approval rating of 9%.
The late Mrs. Thatcher, one of those rare people who inspire both metaphoric and substantial ugliness, is about as British as Colm Meaney is Irish, and also on the less flattering side of her ethnic spectrum. All Thatcherâ€™s featuresâ€”fair skin, elegance and teeth akimboâ€”are quintessentially British. But in this particular arrangement BeautifulPeople.com probably votes â€œno definitely notâ€.
Youâ€™d be surprised to learn how many quietly-Polish people there are in Hollywood at the moment. Thereâ€™s Kristen Bell, the internet’s soul mate and a walking â€œbest ofâ€ Polish features. Then thereâ€™s John Krasinski, who even a 19th century Confederacy general would admit is as cute as they come. And finally, thereâ€™s Martha-mother-effin-Stewart, nÃ©e Kostyra, who in her salad days (or before them?) was an absolutely gorgeous model for Chanel.