“Pale and interesting” might be a phrase commonly used to describe English men … but a new poll from a travel dating site ranks Blighty guys as the fifth sexiest in the world.
According to 66,000 Americans surveyed by the Miss Travel site, English guys like David Beckham, Zayn Malik or Charlie Hunnam are worthy of an intermediate ranking in the top ten of the hottest nations in the world.
It’s the neighboring Irish who really seem to steal the hearts of Americans, with Fifty Shades of Gray actor Jamie Dornan turning women under the collar.
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And brood … David Beckham and Zayn Malik both helped propel the English into the list of the world’s most attractive nations, fending off competition from the Danes and Italians.
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The Scots came in sixth and was led by super rich DJ Calvin Harris, who has spent the last few years transforming his slim figure into a gorgeous body that has seen him model for Armani underwear.
Despite being crowned winners in last year’s poll, the Australian men – who are known for their tanned skin and athletic build – lost their mojo this year and fell to second place.
Australian men such as the Hemsworth brothers, Hugh Jackman, Dan Ewing and Eric Bana still performed well.
SEXIEST NATIONALITIES: WOMEN
2. Barbadian / Bajan
SEXIEST NATIONALITIES: MEN
Regarding the same issues for the opposite sex, 44,000 men ranked women of Armenian descent like Kim Kardashian in the first place.
Beautiful English girls such as Rosie Huntington-Whitely equaled their male peers and were also voted in fifth place.
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British bombshell Rosie Huntington-Whitely has been named by travel dating site as one of England’s most attractive women
International charm: Poll attributes Kim Kardashian’s popularity to putting Armenia back on the map as a sexy nationality. Right, Kylie remains one of Australia’s most popular exports
In second place, Rihanna hoisted the flag of the Barbadian / Baja community while the American women came in third and the Colombians, led by Sofia Vergara, in fourth.
Our British ladies faced fierce competition from Australia – including top names like Miranda Kerr, Margot Robbie, Kylie and Elle Macpherson – as well as last year’s winners, Brazilian beauties, who turned out to be this time ranked seventh.
The website, MissTravel, is designed to attract two types of members: “generous” members and “attractive members”.
The idea is that generous members – men – pay for attractive members – women – to join them on exotic and glamorous trips around the world.
The website states, “It’s no surprise that diverse and exotic nationalities like Armenian and Bajan top the list of women, voted on by men, as superstars like Kim Kardashian and Rihanna have drawn the attention of Instagram to the tune of millions of followers. “
Despite dudes like Australian actor Hugh Jackman adding to the repertoire of the country’s hot men, Irish guys have pushed them to the title winning
Australians Liam Hemsworth (left) and Chris Hemsworth (right) were two of the reasons Australian men were voted second sexiest in the world