Rege-Jean Page has admitted it was a surprise when scientists declared him the most handsome man in the world, but quipped: “I’ll take it!”
The Bridgerton star, 34, was given the title earlier this year after scientists analysed some famous faces using the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi.
The method apparently measures physical perfection with widths, lengths and proportions, and Page came out top with a score of 93.65 per cent for his face.
The star was quizzed about in during an appearance on ITV’s Lorraine, with host Lorraine Kelly congratulating him - and his parents - on his looks, but saying he was also a very good actor and that mattered most.
Page - who found fame starring as Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings in the hit drama - laughed and looked bashful when the subject came up.
“You use all of the colours on your palette when making your art," he said.
“And I’m glad to have that perception in there somewhere, I’m sure it’s useful to someone somewhere."
He went on: “It’s news to me, it’s news to everyone else, but you know, I’ll take it!”
Kelly said he should and later told the actor that he should "enjoy being the most beautiful man in the world".
Chuckling, he replied: "Allegedly!"
"Well, scientists Rege!!" the presenter exclaimed, adding: "It wasn't just me!"
Other high scorers in the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi test included Thor actor Chris Hemsworth, who was second in the list with 93.53 per cent and US star Michael B Jordan, who had 93.46 per cent.
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