Sunday Star Times: Jessica Alba wins in the mathematics of sex appeal

According to research conducted by a Wellingtonian anthropologist, men find women with waist-to-hip ratios of 0.7 most attractive.

The ratio differs slightly in other countries, being 0.8 in Cameroon and 0.6 in China.

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“”It is likely that the perfect 0.7 ratio sends a biological signal to men that this woman is most fertile and most likely to produce a healthy offspring, no matter what size that woman is,” says anthropologist Barnaby Dixson, of Wellington.

“Dixson has just completed his thesis titled Sexual Selection and the Evolution of Human Physique.”