What is the ‘attractiveness scale’ TikTok trend and how do you do it?

As if beauty standards weren’t problematic enough, TikTokers are using an “attractiveness scale” to determine how good-looking they are. 

People are using the “shapeshifting” effect on TikTok to compare themselves to the so-called hottest celebs. You’ll notice that most of the stars are thin, cis, able-bodied people of white European descent. Not to mention, there is nothing scientific about this and beauty is totally subjective. In fact, the charts used were created by incels who uphold misogynist and racist beliefs about physical aesthetics. So if you don’t get a result you like — don’t take it too seriously. 

What is the ‘attractiveness scale’ on TikTok? 

The “attractiveness scale” on TikTok uses tiers of male and female celebrities ranked from one to 10, 10 being the most attractive. 

For example, Ian Somerhalder and Tom Cruise are the most attractive, while Daniel Kaluuya is ranked as a six in the male chart. 

The most attractive man are described as having “square face with masculine features and hunter eyes.”

Meanwhile, Adriana Lima and Miranda Kerr are ranked as nines on the female chart, while Amy Schumer or Emma Watson are listed as 10s depending on the chart. 

The highest level in the female chart is described as, “extremely attractive — most people will agree she is hot or stunning. Virtually no facial feature ‘defects’, only variances which make a person look unique. High symmetrical. Two or more great body parts, and everything else is very nice. Perfect teeth. Hygiene is excellent.”

The user @grahamazonprime was stoked to be ranked as a 10. 

TikTok @satansgirlfriends was happy to be ranked a nine with the supermodels. 

“Seeing what I rank on the male and female incel attractiveness scale as a nonbinary person,” @ratboydante said in the caption.

They received a 10 on the male chart and an eight on the female chart.

How to use the ‘attractiveness scale’ on TikTok? 

To participate in the ‘attractiveness scale’ TikTok trend upload an image of the male or female chart and use the ‘shapeshifter’ filter. The effect will analyze your facial features and the features in the photo to find the perfect match. 

The reactions to the ‘attractiveness scale’ have been mixed

“Do not, I mean absolutely do NOT do the face shifting thing on TikTok to find out where you are on the attractiveness scale,” @fr0gcup warned on Twitter

“Y’all I accidentally ventured on a very scary part of TikTok where I found an incel male attractiveness scale IT’S SO BAD LOOK,” @atthenakeough tweeted.

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