View Full Version : Survey Says: Philadelphia, PA Has The Ugliest People In America

Oct 20th, 2007, 01:34 AM
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Philadelphia is home to the least attractive people in the United States, a survey of visitors and residents showed on Friday.

The city of more than 1.5 million people was also found to be among the least stylish, least active, least friendly and least worldly, according to the "America's Favorite Cities" survey by Travel & Leisure magazine and CNN Headline News.

About 60,000 people responded to the online survey -- at www.travelandleisure.com -- which ranked 25 cities in categories including shopping, food, culture, and cityscape, said Amy Farley, senior editor at the magazine.

For unattractiveness, Philadelphia just beat out Washington DC and Dallas/Fort Worth for the bottom spot. Miami and San Diego are home to the most attractive people, the poll found.

But Farley pointed out the results don't mean people in Philadelphia are ugly or the city is a bad place to visit.

"We were asking people to vote on attractiveness, not unattractiveness. Travel & Leisure editors believe there are a lot of attractive people in Philadelphia," she said.

"The relative attractiveness of its residents is only a minuscule factor in evaluating a city's merit."

Philadelphians' self-esteem has been undermined by national surveys showing they are among the fattest people in the United States. The American Obesity Association ranked the city in the top 10 for overweight people every year between 2000 and 2005.

And sporting pride in a city known for the fierce loyalty of its fans has been hurt by not having had a national champion in any of its four main sports since the 76ers won the National Basketball Association title in 1983.



Oct 20th, 2007, 01:36 AM
That's where Wannabemusicexpert lives :haha:

Oct 20th, 2007, 01:46 AM
His ass sure isn't ugly. :hearts:

Oct 20th, 2007, 01:51 AM
i almost agree with this. except south jersey is right up there. they are neck and neck. some of the most unattractive people i've encountered. it's sad really.

Oct 20th, 2007, 01:52 AM
His ass sure isn't ugly. :hearts:

it's skanky though :p

Oct 20th, 2007, 02:06 AM
i almost agree with this. except south jersey is right up there. they are neck and neck. some of the most unattractive people i've encountered. it's sad really.


You haven't been to Va. Beach, then... :help:

Oct 20th, 2007, 02:23 AM
Hell, any Dallas Cowboy or Washington Redskin fan could have told you that, no need for research. :spit:



Oct 20th, 2007, 03:30 AM
I disagree with the study a little bit.
I was thinking about this on the train last week at rush hour.
I wouldn't say that a lot of people are ugly but rather there's a lot of people that are average.

I was walking into the Northern Liberties area to get my birthday cake last week and I have to say that is one of the few areas in the entire city where people look consistently good, are friendly, and fashionable.

Then i thought about it yesterday as I was meeting some friends of a friend in South Philly.
People in Philly just have this goofy look. Thank God I'm not one of them.

Oct 20th, 2007, 03:31 AM
it's skanky though :p

If you say so. Most people find it delicious. :tape:

Oct 20th, 2007, 04:59 AM
If you say so. Most people find it delicious. :tape:

Oct 20th, 2007, 12:14 PM
I was just in Philly over the summer for a family reunion and stayed for 5 days. I love PHILLY :) and hate online surveys/polls!

Oct 20th, 2007, 12:52 PM
Philly's great....it has a real city/neighbourhood feel to it that is indeed unique...(the new york mini-borough doesn't come close).....but it's true that the physical city itself is not philly's best feature....and in my two stays there I never once was in danger of developing a little, um (cough)...whiplash :angel:.....

Oct 20th, 2007, 01:48 PM
:o Philly is awesome. As a new resident here I love it.

Oct 20th, 2007, 02:20 PM
San Diego :rocker2:

Oct 20th, 2007, 03:09 PM
:rolleyes: What a pathetic excuse to hold university funds...on a poll like this!!

As a 30 year old I can tell you....ugly or fat or different people rock my world!!

Will make sure this is my first point of call when I travel there next year :wavey:

Oct 20th, 2007, 03:29 PM
I loved my stay in Philly! :hearts:

Martian KC
Oct 20th, 2007, 03:36 PM
They're definitely right about Miami. Muy caliente!