Are Americans the most attractive people in the world?

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    Feb 18, 2010 12:54 PM GMT
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/7250038/Americans-are-most-attractive-people-in-the-world-poll-finds.html

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    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tobyyoung/100026507/poll-is-wrong-americans-are-not-the-most-attractive-people-in-the-world/

    My favorite part is this

    "Even the young, thin, rich Americans you encounter in New York and Los Angeles aren’t all that good-looking. They certainly present themselves well, investing a huge amount of time and money in personal grooming, but the raw material is often fairly poor. I wouldn’t dispute that there are some genuinely attractive people in both cities, but they are nearly all foreign tourists."
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    Feb 18, 2010 12:55 PM GMT
    Ugly immigrants are to blame.
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    Feb 18, 2010 12:58 PM GMT
    McGay saidUgly immigrants are to blame.


    Yeah, the Scots and Irish who filled the cracker barrel. icon_rolleyes.gif

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    Feb 18, 2010 2:06 PM GMT
    Lostboy said
    McGay saidUgly immigrants are to blame.


    Yeah, the Scots and Irish who filled the cracker barrel. icon_rolleyes.gif



    *bitch slap*
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    Feb 18, 2010 2:10 PM GMT
    Hahaha.... it's a poll of 5,000 Britons. And in that typical, self-depricating way, they could not place themselves higher than 7th place. Good old Blighty! icon_lol.gif
  • Celticmusl

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    Feb 18, 2010 2:24 PM GMT
    Check out all the comments left on Toby Young's critique and you get the idea of how well his observation is received.

    I agree, there are a lot of nasty and haggard looking people in the U.S. As Toby suggested, there are venue's to find the uglies, such as the buffet lines, fast food joints, and bowling alleys. However, I worked at a Fortune 500 company, in Cleveland mind you, with over 600 people in the building, and a great majority of the employees were good looking to extremely striking in appearance.

    Maybe Toby needs to hit some more gay bars next time he is in the states. It's the same thing with gay bars. You walk into one bar and there are all the beautiful people. You travel down the street to another bar and it looks like there was some kind of nuclear explosion with all the mutants still there.

    I know Toby is upset that the U.S. could have anything over the U.K., but you just have to watch a bit of the BBC to come back to a level of reality. I've actually been somewhat taken aback by the nasty and unkempt looks of even the news anchors.
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    Feb 18, 2010 2:27 PM GMT
    No, we just like to think we are icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 18, 2010 2:40 PM GMT
    I'm an American who used to have romantic notions of French and Italian beauty, which were dashed after backpacking those countries 20 years ago. After a year of watching periodontically challenged skinny, chainsmoking, pimply Europeans struggle hefting their dufflebags (I bypassed Scandanavia) I returned home and was shocked at my local mall by the glowing skin, teeth and hair, the bone structure and the innate beauty of my muscular suburban compatriots - things I'd neither noticed nor appreciated until I left. I knew even then that Dadeland Mall in Miami was not a microcosm of America, but neither is the Mall of the Americas today.
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    Feb 18, 2010 2:41 PM GMT
    I"m sorry... but I just find that question to be so weird. Americans are not just one thing...
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    Feb 18, 2010 2:42 PM GMT
    The most beautiful people I have ever encountered are the Danes. Go to Copenhagen sometime. I was stunned.
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    Feb 18, 2010 2:42 PM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidI"m sorry... but I just find that question to be so weird. Americans are not just one thing...



    ... besides fat and ignorant in the majority? icon_smile.gif jk jk... am I jk?
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    Feb 18, 2010 2:46 PM GMT
    Brandon112586 said
    SAHEM62896 saidI"m sorry... but I just find that question to be so weird. Americans are not just one thing...



    ... besides fat and ignorant in the majority? icon_smile.gif jk jk... am I jk?


    Oh, you might be kidding, but it's also the sad truth
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    Feb 18, 2010 2:47 PM GMT
    TheIStrat said
    Brandon112586 said
    SAHEM62896 saidI"m sorry... but I just find that question to be so weird. Americans are not just one thing...



    ... besides fat and ignorant in the majority? icon_smile.gif jk jk... am I jk?


    Oh, you might be kidding, but it's also the sad truth


    Yeah I work in fitness believe me I know.
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    Feb 18, 2010 2:50 PM GMT
    Try riding the NYC subway.

    One day you will see half the people are seriously overweight and huge. 90% of those overweight are women. Then there are the types who are stuck in their "uniforms". Skanky skinny leather queens Mr. Joe Baseball with thick white athletic socks complete with baggy shirt and jeans, big belly and requisite Yankees cap, schoolgirls with so much makeup on they look like prostitutes.....punk "alternative" dressers in typical olive green smelly clothes who are still rebelling and sporting a new definition of looking good....Mr. Guido Italian wearing tons of cheap "gold" chains.....gay bears who are completely out of shape but think they rock cause they are bears.....steroid crazed gym rats with muscled bodies and red faces with lots of acne....etc.

    Oh horrors of horrors. Don't people have a mirror? A friend?

    But then on another day you will see the opposite. Since NYC is a big melting pot of nationalities, you see the most interesting and fine looking people and you realize there are so many attractive people out there.

    Even the horrible onesicon_eek.gif
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    Feb 18, 2010 2:54 PM GMT
    No shit.
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    Feb 18, 2010 2:57 PM GMT
    I dono... I feel like every guy I meet from Canada is hot as hell.
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    Feb 18, 2010 2:58 PM GMT
    GHew saidNo shit.



    ha
    i think the irish hav the best icon_razz.gif NOTT!!
    prob americians yea californians mmmhhh ha
  • WILDCARD73

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    Feb 18, 2010 3:11 PM GMT
    the quick answer is yes

    since its such a huge country and so many cultures and races are mixed in one country, o fcourse you get more variety of attractive people

    and the mix between the races in the US makes more better looking people

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    Feb 18, 2010 3:13 PM GMT
    HKboi saidHahaha.... it's a poll of 5,000 Britons. And in that typical, self-depricating way, they could not place themselves higher than 7th place. Good old Blighty! icon_lol.gif



    it's a poll of 5,000 britons (who place themselves in the top ten of course). there is nothing else to add to that. except, does anyone remember that story about some stupid dating site for super good looking people rating british and russian men as the ugliest. having said that, the more mixed people live in a given location, the better looking people turn out to be there, unless they are lucky in the gene pool dep-t, like swedes or danes....
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    Feb 18, 2010 4:54 PM GMT
    Uh, no. I will say, however, that LA guys are hot and Nyc has a good selection. We have so many looks here in this country.

    Canadian guys are always hot to me too.

    Spain, Argentina, and Brazil are my tops.
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Feb 18, 2010 5:09 PM GMT
    No Way Jose!

    Brazil Middle East Turkey and Portugal!
  • WILDCARD73

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    Feb 18, 2010 5:12 PM GMT
    BodrumBoy saidNo Way Jose!

    Brazil Middle East Turkey and Portugal!


    thats your taste

    but u need to remember that these races or natonalities are found in the USA , and now are mixing and becoming part of "" american ""
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    Feb 18, 2010 5:14 PM GMT
    Celticmusl saidCheck out all the comments left on Toby Young's critique and you get the idea of how well his observation is received.

    I agree, there are a lot of nasty and haggard looking people in the U.S. As Toby suggested, there are venue's to find the uglies, such as the buffet lines, fast food joints, and bowling alleys. However, I worked at a Fortune 500 company, in Cleveland mind you, with over 600 people in the building, and a great majority of the employees were good looking to extremely striking in appearance.

    Maybe Toby needs to hit some more gay bars next time he is in the states. It's the same thing with gay bars. You walk into one bar and there are all the beautiful people. You travel down the street to another bar and it looks like there was some kind of nuclear explosion with all the mutants still there.

    I know Toby is upset that the U.S. could have anything over the U.K., but you just have to watch a bit of the BBC to come back to a level of reality. I've actually been somewhat taken aback by the nasty and unkempt looks of even the news anchors.




    Yeah, I get what ur sayin, the yanks on telly are shaggable but in real life they're all fat ;-)

    It's "venues" btw (no need for the apostrophe). I'd still shag you though, regardless of how poor your grammar is. Nice legs mate.

    Now them Brazilians mind you. PHWOAR!!!!!
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    Feb 18, 2010 5:26 PM GMT
    the dudes in Fresno are SMOKIN' hot!
    *smirking*

    (Sorry "Fresnoians")
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    Feb 18, 2010 5:30 PM GMT
    Mmmmmmm, me wants some olive-skinned, dark-haired turkish wrestlers.