New findings published in the JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery journal concluded that the ideal nose for a white female features a slight tilt upwards. Specifically, 'a rotation of 106 degrees (columellar facial angle) was found to be the most aesthetic' -- while a nose that tilted slightly downwards of 90 degrees was found to make the face appear 'droopy.'
According to the The Telegraph, '[Scientists] used digital portraits of young white women aged 18 to 25 years, which were ranked online by almost 4,000 men and women drawn from the same age group. They were asked to compare photos of women with noses 96, 101, 106, 111 and 116 degrees to their face.'
Plastic surgeons claim that four well-known female celebrities fit the bill, according to The Daily Mail:
The Duchess of Cambridge:
Kate Middleton's perfectly angled nose is also reportedly the most requested with plastic surgeons. An article published on The Huffington Post in January of 2013 alleges that 'Britain's biggest cosmetic surgery provider Transform reported ... that Catherine's nose was the most-requested celebrity facial feature in 2012.'
Published within the findings, the study's first author Dr Omar Ahmed of New York University said: 'Throughout history artists and scholars have been engrossed in the pursuit of capturing what constitutes beauty. ... To our knowledge this is the first population-based study to attempt to simultaneously determine the ideal NTP -- nasal tip projection -- and rotation.'