The Sun: Beautiful Imperfections vs Perfect Golden Ratio

09 May 2024 | Category: Cosmetic

the sunThe Sun asked Dr Ross Perry for his expert input on what makes a person aesthetically attractive in its fascinating feature:


“From wonky noses to big bums & a model with a ‘five head’ – the body quirks that make celebs like Gisele irresistible

“We uncover the rules of attraction and why the golden ratio can never truly exist”

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen faced over 40 rejections at the start of her career. She was told she wasn’t pretty enough for the catwalk. Her nose was allegedly too big or eyes too small. Yet Gisele went onto become the world’s highest-paid model and considers that those ‘imperfections’ made her unique and helped her stand out.

Golden Ratio

Scientists and artists alike recognise that beauty aligns to a ‘golden ratio’, where proportions of 1.618 are considered to be the most appealing. This applies not just to the overall face shape, but also the details within it

  • The length of the face should be 1.618 times the width
  • The distance from the top of the nose to the centre of the lips 1.618 times the distance from the centre of the lips to the chin
  • The hairline to the upper eyelid distance 1.618 times the length of the top of the upper eyebrow to the lower eyelid
  • Volume in the lips is 1:1.618 greater in the lower lip vs upper lip

Other mathematical indications of well-balanced features are:

  • The length of an ear should be comparable to the length the nose
  • The width of an eye should be similar to the distance between the eyes


Everyone is unique and the golden ratio are just a principle. A host of celebrities have embraced their imperfections. The Sun asked Dr Ross Perry to provide his views on a few famous names.

Actor Lea Michele was told she’d need a nose job, but she didn’t want to and is pleased that she kept her ‘own nose’. Dr Ross Perry says:

“Lea Michele, is incredibly talented and confident, and with that confidence, she appears attractive.

“Yes, she’s not a traditional ‘beauty’ in the sense of Hollywood standards, but she is unique.

“The more you observe her in her work as an artist, her features blend to become who she is – a beautiful individual who doesn’t conform to the Hollywood ideal.”

Supermodel Cindy Crawford was mocked for her large mole or beauty spot and some magazines edited it out in her early career. Later it became her trademark. Dr Perry comments:

“Cindy Crawford’s mole, is the epitome of what we would call a ‘beauty spot’.

“She almost invented it and it only added to her allure and beauty combined with the rest of her near-perfect features to become the supermodel of the 90s.

“The mole was in fact, neat, pretty and was just another attribute and an identifying feature of hers.”

Gwyneth Paltrow has accepted the signs of ageing, including wrinkles and looser skin. Dr Ross Perry says:

“Gwyneth Paltrow is an actress in her early 50’s. She looks incredible for her age and clearly looks after herself.

“If we saw Gwyneth looking frozen and line-free, it would question who she is as an actress. By embracing the lines and wrinkles, she still looks beautiful and good for her age rather than competing with someone 20 years younger.”

Dascha Polanco was criticised in the past for her shapely rear but now feels it embodies her strong physique. Dr Ross Perry says:

“In today’s society having a large derriere is seen as an extremely attractive feature on a woman, again we all come in different shapes and sizes and genetics play a huge part.

“It isn’t something we should be ashamed of and having confidence and embracing who you are as an individual is seen as beautiful to many.”

America’s Next Top Model judge Tyra Banks had been criticised for her large forehead, yet she credits this for giving her a more edgy look. Dr Ross Perry says:

“Tyra Banks is a unique beauty and a true supermodel in appearance.

“Her features are stunning, and it has proved to be successful in terms of her modelling career.”

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Embracing unique beauty

The truth is, what makes someone beautiful is often the very things that set them apart. A strong jawline, a quirky nose, or even a gap between your teeth can all add character and depth to your face. That’s why Dr Ross Perry and the team at Cosmedics Skin Clinics work to ensure that treatments such as dermal fillers and Botox remain natural looking and never overdone.

When you learn to love and appreciate these unique features, it radiates outward, creating a kind of inner beauty that’s even more captivating than physical perfection.

Of course, confidence is key. When you feel good about yourself, it shows. You carry yourself with a certain grace and poise that makes you naturally more attractive. So, instead of chasing some unattainable ideal, focus on cultivating your self-love and embracing the things that make you, you.

Remember, beauty is not about achieving perfection. It’s about embracing your unique features and radiating confidence from the inside out. So go forth, be yourself, and own your beauty!

Dr Ross Perry

doctor ross perryDr Ross Perry regularly provides expert comment and advises the media on a range of skincare and health-related issues.

He has particular expertise in skin surgery mole removal and melanoma; having removed thousands of moles in his career, both within the NHS and privately through Cosmedics Skin Clinics. He has provided expert advice on sun damage and sun protection for a variety of UK media and publications.

He also comments on the latest cosmetic and anti-ageing treatment methods.


Cosmedics Skin Clinics

Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical treatments, carried out by GMC Registered Doctors.  The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including popular lip enhancement and anti-wrinkle injections/fillers; plus medical treatments including mole removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections.

Cosmedics Skin Clinics has a team of skin treatment doctors and surgeons in their 5 skin clinics across London and Bristol led by Dr Ross Perry.

Call 020 7386 0464 or email to book an appointment.

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