According to a new online survey rating the sex appeal of men across Asia, Hongkongers are considered the “manliest”, beating the gentlemen from Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and mainland China.
Over a thousand Hong Kong men and women aged 18 to 35 took part in the survey, which was conducted by Hong Kong Baptists University and commissioned by lighter company Zippo. The results were released on Tuesday, and Hong Kong came out on top with a score of 6.13 out of 10 for manliness.
Apparently, the survey showed that female respondents tend to have a bit higher standards for hunkiness, as the score dropped to 5.72 out of 10 when male responses were eliminated.
When respondents were asked what they considered the top three manliest “qualities”, responsibility, considerateness and physicality were listed. A considerable 70 percent of respondents also agreed that fellows aged from 30 to 39 are the manliest of men.
When interviewees were asked to rate celebrities, Andy Lau Tak-wah, despite being 53 years old, was considered as the manliest with 17.4 percent of votes. Lau was followed by Chow Yun-fat, 60, and Daniel Wu
Interestingly, the survey also asked interviewees to rate the manliness of fictional characters. Nick Cheung Ka-fai’s character Ching Fai in the boxing movie Unbeatable was voted the manliest. Chow Yun-fat’s character in God of Gamblers came in second, followed by Andy Lau’s character in A Moment of Romance.
The survey also found that firefighters, pilots, doctors and lawyers are deemed the manliest occupations, while gardeners and hairstylists are considered the least manly.
By Crystal Lau
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