Saturday 3 December 2016

Irish men may be the ugliest, but they're also the sexiest in the world, according to poll

Published 21/02/2016 | 13:57

Aidan Turner in the BBC drama Poldark.
Aidan Turner in the BBC drama Poldark.
Colin Farrell
Actor Domhnall Gleeson (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Just a few weeks after a dating website labelled Irish men the ugliest in the world, Irish lads have topped a poll as the sexiest men in the world.

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With the likes of Colin Farrell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Fassbender, Cillian Murphy, and Aidan 'Poldark' Turner flying the flag on the small and big screen it's hardly surprising Irish guys are seen as the sexiest in the world.

However, the success of our native men with foreign women has as much to do with their accent as their looks.

The website MissTravel.com surveyed 66,000 American women and almost 8,000 of them gave Irish men top marks.

Australian guys came second with Pakistani men third, American fourth, and English fifth.

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The website also surveyed 44,873 men about the sexiest women in the world.  Unfortunately Irish women did not feature in the top ten.

Armenian women came out as the favourites, which may have something to do with the fact that the Kardashians are of Armenian descent.

Bajan ladies like Rihanna came second followed by American, Columbian and English.

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However, recently it was revealed that fewer than one in 10 single Irish males who applied to put their profiles on elitist site beautifulpeople.com last year were accepted.

The LA-based site, which has a worldwide membership of more than five million, makes no apology for only accepting the globe's best-looking singles.

Irish men share last place in the handsome table with the UK and Poland.

Perhaps if Colin et al decided to sign up it would raise the Irish guys' success rate.

Bad news, lads - Irish are ugliest men in the world

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