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The world's most attractive people reside in these countries

Maria Cristina Lalonde
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Maria Cristina Lalonde
The world's most attractive people reside in these countries

Beauty, as they say, is in the eye of the beholder.

So, trying to draw up a list of the world’s most attractive countries was no straightforward task. We uncovered beautiful specimens everywhere, from brawny cowboys in the U.S. to bronzed, bikinied surfers in Australia to strapping shepherds in Ethiopia.

Challenging as it was, we bravely narrowed down the list for the purposes of this article. We’ve explored eight countries with high concentrations of stunning, glamorous, graceful, bewitching, and foxy people below.

The world's most attractive people reside in these countries

First stop, Cuba. For us, it wasn’t all about their olive eyes and curly black hair. Cubans are proud, warm, and intelligent, with an unflinching way of holding eye contact that makes you feel as though you’re the only person on their minds.

Next, we meandered down to Colombia, a country renowned for its stunning, silky-haired maidens. Gringos flock to Medellin, Colombia’s second largest city, for its eternally spring-like weather, the low cost of living, and a chance to smooch a pretty paisa.

The world's most attractive people reside in these countries

Further down the continent lies Argentina, where the locals can be as well-read as they are wild, with parties lasting until the wee hours of the morning. As a nation of immigrants, Argentina sees distinctive blends of Argentine-Spanish, Argentine-Italian, and Argentine-German heritages.

Leaving Latin America, we continued to Somalia, where the striking features and commanding physiques make you do double and triple takes. After 25 years of violent civil war, Somalia is still considered unsafe for foreigners; until then, we’ll gaze longingly at the country’s breathtaking landscapes and equally breathtaking people in photographs.

The world's most attractive people reside in these countries

Next up, the Netherlands, where the Dutch have a reputation for being tall, gorgeous lovers of cheese. Somehow, though they chow down on Gouda and smother their fries in mayonnaise, locals manage to maintain excellent figures—maybe it’s because they bike everywhere?

Speaking of countries that eat well and stay healthy, Spain consistently comes out on top for having the world’s fittest folks. The Spanish follow the Mediterranean diet, which has been linked to fitter figures and slower aging, and traditionally partake in daily siestas, which has meant plenty of beauty sleep.

The world's most attractive people reside in these countries

If international beauty pageants are anything to go by, the Philippines yields some of the world’s loveliest of ladies. Filipina women are frequent stars of major pageants like Miss Universe and Miss Global, as well as ones we didn’t even know existed like Miss Photogenic, Miss Personality, and Miss Tourism Queen of the Year. Filipino men hold their own, too, winning titles in the Mister Manhunt International and Mister World pageants.

The world's most attractive people reside in these countries

And last but not least, let’s give a shout out to the United States. Lest you accuse us of being biased towards our homeland, let us point to the U.S.’s history of churning out heartthrobs. This is a country that brought the world Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Marilyn Monroe, Brad Pitt, James Dean, Ryan Gosling, Scarlett Johansson, Will Smith, and John Stamos. We should all stop to say, “Hey America. Thanks for the cast of ‘Baywatch’” more often.

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