Dr. Avnish Jolly :Beautiful females like Jennifer Lopez and Angelina Jolie – “Beauty Queens” can thank their fathers for their good looks, according to a recent study from University of St. Andrews.
Recent study found that while eye-catching fathers pass on their good looks to daughters, the sons aren’t quite so lucky, according to Professors David Perrett and Elisabeth Cornwell, University of St. Andrews, said a mother’s beauty makes no difference to her adult sons.
Perrett and Cornwell studied students’ family photo albums and collected more than 100 photos of females and males each and their parents over the years. The photos were judged separately for attractiveness and femininity or masculinity.
Perrett said that it has previously been suggested that a woman could increase her reproductive success by choosing a sexy mate, but his study contradicts that theory. Perrett added that we checked to see if male and female facial traits are inherited and for the male line, we find that facial masculinity conforms to the rule ‘like father, like son. Masculine fathers have masculine sons. But we did not find any evidence that facial attractiveness is passed from father to son.
The study, is published in the Journal Animal Behavior