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# How to Calculate the Golden Ratio Face

Updated April 17, 2017

How beautiful you are can be scientifically calculated using the golden ratio. The golden ratio occurs in the proportions of many naturally occurring beautiful things, whether they be a man or a waterfall. Many famous movie stars are said to have perfect golden ratio faces. You are attracted to them because their faces are proportional and even. The golden ratio is 1.618. You can compare any two things to see if they fit the golden ratio by adding them together and dividing the larger thing. If the proportion is 1.618, it fits the golden ratio.

Compute the following ratios by dividing the top part (numerator) by the bottom part (denominator):

Examine the resulting ratios. The closer each of these ratios is to 1.618, the more beautiful that proportion is, according to the golden ratio. Most faces have some proportions that fit the ratio quite well and others than can be far off.

Use a template. Plastic surgeon Steven Marquardt developed a template which can be photocopied onto a clear plastic sheet and placed over a photo of your face. Line up the mask with your picture and you can get a rough estimate of which are your features fit the golden ratio better than other features.