Why Are Brazilian Women Often Considered Among the Most Beautiful in the World?

The population of Brazil has a diverse ethnic background, often resulting in a combination of dark, olive skin — from a Portuguese and South American heritage — and striking blue eyes originating from northern European countries, such as Germany. Supermodels from Brazil include Adriana Lima, Gisele Bundchen and Alessandria Ambrosio.

A 2014 survey of American respondents found that men considered Brazil to be the sexiest nation in the world, followed by Russia, Colombia, Great Britain and the Philippines.

The same survey found that American women considered Australia to be the sexiest nation, followed by Italy, England, Scotland and Spain.

It was found that both men and women considered accent and appearance, or body type, to be the most important factors of attractiveness, when travel dating.