London, July 12 (ANI): Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has one of the most attractive noses, if a new research is to be believed.
Rooney's snub-shaped nose has been considered among the most appealing by an academic who has completed what he claims is the first survey of its type to classify and record the different shapes of the human nose.
But the footballer has nothing to celebrate about it. The researcher has warned that those with snub noses are often viewed as lacking in maturity.
"The snub nose is a small nose sloping upwards at the tip. People with this frequently lack spiritual and physical maturity," the Daily Mail quoted Professor Tamir, of Ben-Gurion University in Israel, as writing in the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.
Tamir toured shopping centres in Europe and Israel, taking candid photographs of people with interesting noses.
This revealed there to be 14 types of noses, with classifications ranging from 'fleshy' to 'celestial'.
The most common, particularly among men, was the fleshy nose, best illustrated by Prince Philip, which featured on almost a quarter of all the faces studied.
Tamir says those with such a nose are likely to be generous, emotional, helpful and sensitive.
However, it is not again good news. In the professor's opinion, both the 'fleshy' and the 'hawk' are among the least attractive.
Some 13 per cent had celestial noses, with celebrity examples including actress Carey Mulligan.
These, the professor believes, are most attractive along with the snub noses found on 5 per cent.
The Roman nose, seen on actor Tom Cruise, was sported by almost 9 per cent, and was associated as ambitious, courageous and clear thinking.
'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe joins the 9 per cent who sported an aquiline nose, said to symbolise a cool tactician with a business mind. (ANI)