The Most Handsome Faces Of 2017 Have Been Announced

There's nothing quite like the festive beer-drinking and cheese-eating marathon that takes place over weird limbo week between Christmas and New Year to make you feel like a disgusting piece of shit.

Now, just to make you feel even worse about your bloated mug, TC Candler's Annual Independent Critics List has just revealed its most handsome faces of 2017.

Spoiler: you're probably not listed.

The list, which was first introduced in 2013, ranks male celebrities from 100 to one, based entirely on their looks.

A corresponding list of female stars, which has been running since 1990, was also published alongside it.

First place this year went to a name that most Westerners may not be familiar with - South Korean K-pop singer V (real name Kim Tae-Hyung), for one.

Jason Momoa
Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa. Credit: PA

He was closely followed by Game Of Thrones star Jason Momoa, however, and other notable names in the top ten included Idris Elba, Armie Hammer and, surprisingly, Felix Kjellberg, better known as controversial YouTube star, PewDiePie.

The Swedish YouTuber was dropped by a number of high-profile sponsors, including Disney and Google, after a series of seemingly racist comments.

Compilers of the list pride themselves on the diversity of its content, however, with the website's About page calling it 'representative of the modern ideal of worldwide beauty'.

"The Independent Critics have created a celebratory list that cherishes the feminine aesthetic and opens the world's eyes to a unique, diverse and international collection of beautiful faces," it goes on to say.

Idris Elba
Idris Elba

Idris Elba. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, top spot on the female version of the list went to Filipino-American actress Liza Soberano, with French model Thylane Blondeau and Taiwanese singer Chou Tzu-yu claiming second and third spot. All three are still in their teens.

Rating people based purely on their looks is admittedly pretty harsh, but it seems that people just can't get enough of it.

Last month in the UK a privacy row was sparked over a rating website where commuters can upload and rank photos of men on the London Underground that they find attractive.

Armie Hammer
Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer. Credit: PA

TubeCrush, which was started by a group of roommates as a drunken joke, has been branded intrusive and creepy.

Privacy International PI Solicitor Millie Graham Wood told the Evening Standard: "Apps like TubeCrush may give the appearance of being innocuous and harmless. That is rarely the case where data is the new oil and we are the product."

He continued: "We note with serious concern that rather than address the very real and worrying privacy issues arising from this website and app, the privacy policy abdicates responsibility and fails to address the infringements on individual privacy. Further, they create an onerous process for individuals to remove their data."

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Paddy Maddison

Paddy Maddison is a freelance journalist and frequent contributor to LADbible. He specialises in men's lifestyle, music and news, which has seen him work with publications including ShortList, FashionBeans, Menswear Style and many industry-leading brands. Contact him on [email protected]

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