HOLLYWOOD heartthrob Robert Pattinson has been crowned the world’s sexiest man by scientists.
The 33-year-old Twilight star beat out fellow hunks Brad Pitt and David Beckham in a study that rated the allure of top celebs based on a measure of their “physical perfection”.
Pattinson, who takes over as Batman in a new blockbuster next year, was found to be 92.15 per cent accurate to the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi.
The ratio marks someone’s physical attractiveness by taking into account measurements of their lips, chin, eyes, and other facial features.
The Witcher star Henry Cavill was second with 91.64 per cent, Bradley Cooper was third with 91.08 per cent and Brad Pitt, tipped for an Oscar for his supporting role in Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, was fourth with 90.51 per cent.
Previous winner George Clooney, the oldest star on the list, slumped to fifth place – largely because of the effect of ageing on the 58-year-old had resulted in a loss of volume in the face, giving him a score of 89.91 per cent.
David Beckham was seventh with a score of 88.96 per cent and the most chiselled chin in the top ten.
Becks also had a near-perfect ratio in the size of his nose and his lips.
The list was compiled using the latest computerised mapping techniques by Harley Street facial cosmetic surgeon Dr Julian De Silva, who uses the technology in his work.
The method of measuring beauty was originally pioneered by ancient Greeks.
Dr De Silva, who runs the Centre For Advanced Facial Cosmetic And Plastic Surgery, in London, said: “Robert Pattinson was the clear winner when all elements of the face were measured for physical perfection.
“He was in the top five for nearly all the categories because he has such classically shaped features and a wonderful chiselled jaw.
“His only score below average was for his lips which are a little thin and flat.
“George Clooney was toppled from the top spot, largely because of the toll nature has taken in the last three years.
The ten most beautiful men in the world – and their Golden Ratio scores
1. Robert Pattinson – 92.15%
2. Henry Cavill – 91.64%
3. Bradley Cooper – 91.08%
4. Brad Pitt – 90.51%
5. George Clooney – 89.91%
6. Hugh Jackman – 89.64%
7. David Beckham – 88.96%
8. Idris Elba – 88.01%
9. Kanye West – 87.94%
10. Ryan Gosling 87.48%
“He is still an intensely beautiful man but there has been a loss of volume in his face and, inevitably, some sagging around the eyes.
“To still make the top five when you are nearly in your 60s is remarkable and is testament to his incredible natural good looks.
“These brand new computer mapping techniques allow us to solve some of the mysteries of what it is that makes someone physically beautiful and the technology is useful when planning patients’ surgery.”
The Golden Ratio was a mathematical equation devised by the Greeks in an attempt to measure beauty.
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 (Phi), the more beautiful they become.
Robert Pattinson, who is single, started out as a model before Twilight catapulted him to international stardom.
He is currently filming The Batman, out next June, which has Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as The Riddler and Colin Farrell as The Penguin.
In other news, an app that accurately reveals what celeb you most look like went viral last month.
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