International Journal of Anatomy and Physiology

International Journal of Anatomy and Physiology ISSN 2326-7275 Vol. 3 (2), pp. 048-049, August, 2014. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

Geometric assessment of facial beauty in female participating in beauty pageants of Nepal: Establishing a universal standard in Morphometry

*Koirala S, Bhattacharya S, Shah S

1, 2,3 Department of Human Anatomy, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal.

E-mail: poksun@rediffmail.com

Accepted May, 2014

Abstract 

A descriptive prospective study was carried with sample size of 100, female participants selected for final round by the panel of judges from various field in beauty pageants “Miss Purbhancal” in Dharan municipality, Sunsari district of Eastern Nepal in the year of 2011 and 2012. Anthropometric measurements were taken from standard anatomical landmarks and various facial geometric proportions were selected. Paired –t test was applied to see the significance between the measured value by using SPSS -11.5 version. The ratio of height of eye (EH) with total facial height (TFH), the ratio of chin length(CL) with  total height of face and  the ratio of width of  mouth  with the width of face was significant (p =0.00). Also the ratio of, width of eye (EW) with the facial width measured at eye was significant (p <0.005). The study concluded female faces are judged more attractive when the vertical distance between their eyes and the mouth.

 Key words: Morphometry, anthropometric measurements, facial geometrical proportion, facial width, chin length, total facial height.