I had some fun with an app called MorphThing. I’ve observed that facial averages tend towards being pretty attractive – which isn’t surprising because most cultures find balanced, average faces beautiful.
Cheap fun because I’m just morphing actors since that’s the faces they had preloaded. So, first I picked a list of actors I like looking at. This guy is – Jude-Law-and-Jake-Gyllenhaal–Brad-Pitt-and-Tom-Cruise–Ashton-Kutcher-and-Adam-Levine–Alex-Pettyfer–Alexander-Skarsgard–Eric-Bana–Ethan-Hawke–David-Beckham–Dean-Cain–Chris-Pine–Christian-Bale–Colin-Farrell-and-Cristiano-Ronaldo
So, that’s kind of peak hotness for me. Then I decided to do a slightly deeper cut. This is… Trevor McFamousguy. This is a morph of a selection of pretty, famous men, heavily biased by what was easily available on morphthing.com, by my personal taste in men and by who shows up at the start of the alphabet.
OK. I’m loving the trans-ethnic look, but we can do better. This is Mr America, really. Let’s get more global.
This is getting pretty abstract, but… I took my average pretty actor face from yesterday and averaged it with the Average Bollywood Actor from here [A]. Then I averaged his Average Korean Actor and his Average Japanese Actor [B]. Then I averaged his Average Chinese Actor with B [C] and then averaged A with C. All this in attempt to roughly approximate population proportions of different regions.
Behold, Global Actor Dude!
But this really left out Oceania, so one more step. A bunch of Hollywood actors, morphed with average faces of East Asian and Bollywood actors, all morphed with regional average faces from West, North, East and South, together with some national averages from South America and Samoa (for some Oceania representation).