The UK's top lookers are from North

As well as living in some of the most spectacular countryside in the UK, it seems the North's men and women are among the best-looking in the country.

As well as living in some of the most spectacular countryside in the UK, it seems the North's men and women are among the best-looking in the country.

Despite the best efforts of late-night weekend revellers in the Bigg Mart, Newcastle's men and women have been voted the best-looking in the country in a new survey.

It seems celebrities such as Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Tweedy, who hails from Heaton, and model Adam Clark - who has been the face for firms such as Gillette, Berghaus and Barbour - from nearby Walker, are turning heads across the country.

The findings are the result of a study of 4,000 people by Grazia magazine to find what constitutes the "ultimate" attractive man and woman.

The most attractive men were from Newcastle, Aberdeen and Sheffield with the most attractive women from Newcastle, Sheffield and Edinburgh.

It seems their jobs are also important, with the most attractive careers for a man to do are doctor (41%), writer (36%) and lawyer (35%). For women, they are nurse (44%), teacher (36%) and lawyer (32%).

The North's attractive house prices could be another key to the region's success, as a man who owns his own home is five times more attractive (83%) than one who does not (17%), and more than three-quarters of women (76%) say that a man needs to earn at least £50,000.

And our universities could also play a role, as only 42% of men say a woman should have a degree to be attractive to them, while more than one third (36%) say they are not bothered about her qualifications. But 65% of women say a man should have a degree to be attractive to them, while only 22% say they are "not fussed about his qualifications".

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