A national survey by Balmain Menswear revealed that one in seven Channel Islanders would describe themselves as ‘beautiful and model-like’.
Just over 14% compares favourably with a national average of only 2.5%.
No one in Wales or Ireland placed themselves in the top category, while hardly anyone from Scotland thought they qualified either.The Times newspaper seized on the survey and concluded that the Islands had ‘the highest proportion of girlie-faced clothes-horses anywhere in the land’.Balmain asked British men to estimate how good-looking they were, with five categories to choose from – average, rugged, gentle, athletic, or beautiful and model-like.
Welsh chaps are deemed the ugliest in Britain, while Yorkshiremen are the plainest, and blokes from the West Country, Manchester and London are Neanderthal-looking.
The ‘rugged’ label belonged to men in the north, the streetwise city boys of London and the West Country.