Beautiful women, unlike leaders, aren't made -- they're born. Well, that's half-true in Hollywood. Regardless, some nations just have it better than others when it comes to sexy ladies. And in the interest of furthering human progress, a new survey by the slightly questionable dating site MissTravel.com managed to rank the top 10.
Nearly 40,000 single American male users of the site were asked to select both the nationality they found most attractive and the specific characteristics that influenced their choices. Unsurprisingly, the biggest deciding factors were "body type" and "accent"; what's perhaps even less surprising is the fact that (SPOILER ALERT) America's nowhere to be seen on this list.
That's right: The land of the free is not the home of the babe(s).
Without further ado, here are the 10 countries with the most attractive women in the world (according to the survey).
9. South Africa
5. The Philippines
4. Great Britain
Now, before you cry "sexism!", the full survey polled more than 60,000 women for their preferences in men as well. They too found "body type" and "accent" the biggest factors. Their results for the hottest men:
See? There's a little something for everyone in there.
Gianni Jaccoma is an editorial assistant for Thrillist Travel, and he once made the mistake of getting a Bulgarian mail-order bride. Never again. Follow his misogynistic generalizations on Twitter @gjaccoma