Suggestion: I'll Take Your Leader

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Now that Emmanuel Macron has defeated Marie Le Pen in the recent French Presidential election, the hotness quotient of the leaders of the world has risen a few points. Which current world leader do you consider the most attractive?

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls069278511

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I tried to focus on the most powerful nations who actually had photos (and were even on as people).

Do you think I should change it to go for the most (objectively) attractive leaders, no matter how powerful their country?
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My vote: Mr. Modi.
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He's cute in a cuddly old man way...
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None of the above?
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I think it would benefit your poll if you would have an objective criterion for "powerful". For example I'm not sure if Costa Rica is among the 35 most powerful nations (and he's not attractive either). Similarly I'm not sure why you would include the Netherlands and not Belgium, Poland or Switzerland, just to name a few.
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I tried to use Switzerland but could not for the life of me figure out how to get her on the site. I was also trying to make sure each of the continents were represented. If I had used the most powerful completely accurately Europe would overwhelm the rest.
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Why not the Syrian President? he's under the spotlight more than many of these options and he's more 'playboyish' than them. Seriously, since the main criteria is attractiveness, I doubt some of these leaders would be considered attractive even by their own people.
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Added Syria, dropped Costa Rica.
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Please let me know, should I change this for purely more attractive leaders or just put a note at the start saying something about the "powerful" criteria?
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Attractiveness is a matter of opinion, but I doubt many people find Angela Merkel to be attractive, which is fine because that has nothing to do with her job. When it comes to rulers, I think the main criteria is charisma.

I like your poll but I'm not sure you took the right angle because the previous leaders were far more attractive, especially in their prime.

Chirac


Stalin


Gaddafi


John Paul II

Nehru


etc. etc. Castro, JFK, there was just something appealing physically in these old-school leaders, in their prime or even during their reigns, we can really say "we had faces". Morocco has a great king, I mean he's made a lot for his country, more than any of his predecessors but his father was more attractive.




(of course, i'm not suggesting you to change your poll but I was just pointing out how much things have changed, and even when they look handsome, there's just something that doesn't "click", that Macron guy isn't without charm but he looks like a banker and an ambitious technocrat, De Gaulle wasn't as pretty as Macron, but he was THE man!)
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Considering that this poll is based on physical attractiveness, I think you would be better off including whichever leaders you can find who are more attractive (and are listed on IMDb and have photos available), without regard to how powerful their respective countries are.
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Anyone else have an opinion?
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speaking unbiasedly, i would have to say justin trudeau...
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I'm on the fence because I find the list funny, but maybe it would make sense to limit it to the more likely vote-getters. And listing someone like Assad in this context might be a bit offensive.
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Jen,

I support Elmu's opinion about 'charisma' when we are talking about world leader's attractiveness. If this poll was about movie stars then we can judge them by looks but in this case I don't think we should do that.
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I want to keep this to current leaders, and it IS a judgement about who is the most attractive one. So, again, should I go for the most powerful or the most attractive to be on the list to choose who is most attractive?
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Jen,

Please read my reply above. I think choosing the powerful leaders instead of good looking leaders will be the best move.
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i think the problem here could be your definition of 'attractive'...

lincoln certainly wasn't a handsome man, but his character and the way he carried himself is 'attractive' to many...same with someone like indira ghandi, who was attractive in her spirit and her soul...
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You could try a Trudeau-Macron face-off.