The Average Faces of Women Around the World

The Average Faces of Women Around the World has published the results of a recent experiment where experimental psychologists at the University of Glasgow in Scotland have combined the faces of women around to world to approximate the "average face" of each country. Using a modern version of the technique that Sir Francis Galton pioneered in the 1800's, multiple images of faces are aligned and composited together to form the final result.

There is already controversy surrounding the results. Some people feel that the average is "too attractive." Part of this is explained by the process. Instead of having a lot of blurry images with undefined features, this method averages the shape of the features before blending the images together. Also when blending, remember that many singular issues are "averaged away." The study also does not reveal how the participants were selected or how large the sample size actually is.

No conclusive evidence, however, on Polish women's propensity for bangs.

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I can recognize a brazilian girl face on that picture but not an "average face" of brazilian women.

Please note, THIS WAS NOT AN ACTUAL SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT. THIS WAS AN ART PROJECT. The Daily Mail fucked up the description horribly. The pictures *were* made using the "face averager" application, but that's it. Details available at

according to that computer generated pictures, Netherland women are the most beautiful compare to other white women. Korean women are the most beautiful compare to other Asian women and Ethiopian women are the most beautiful compare to other black women....Indian women are quite beautiful too.

The unnaturally high attractiveness of an "averaged" face has long been known.

Bah, I was hoping for a United States super-mutt. Leaving unsatisfied :(

Average england and mexico to get the american

"Averaging" in this sense means throwing out everything that's "off-key" so anything off putting like a hairlip or a mustache would be an outlier that wouldn't be reflected in the image

Aren't those the same thing?

Not really, because the "average" person is not flawless and all of these results are. No one is perfectly symmetrical and without any blemishes but all of these women are.

I meant hairlip and mustache being the same thing

And that ^, my friends. Is why I love women. Beautiful women all over the world, yes.

France, Italy and Spain: less hot than expected.

Let's consider that this is too average so multi-ethnic countries would be very influenced by the ethnicity on the result's face, so people will not agree with this, since there's no that face or skin tone around women in their cities.

And Europe still has the wrong idea about Brazil... =/

All of the white Europeans are beautiful, especially England, Italy, Greece and Germany the other white Europeans are very close, all the rest don't even come close.

I cannot agree with Italian, Hungarian and Romanian, Serbian at all that all look the same but are natural so different. Italian and Romanian should have longer faces and darker complexion. Most of Hungarian girls have brown eyes, they have almost black hair as well. German?..have long face, long and aquiline nose .
Polish- we have slimmer face and wavy hair with no fringe