The TC Candler List for 2018 has confirmed what Filipinos have known all along: Liza Soberano has one of the most beautiful faces in the world.
The 29th Independent Critics List, which was released on December 29 on YouTube, named Liza as the fourth most beautiful. Taking the top spot is French actress Thylane Blondeau.
Liza was last year’s top awardee, and this year marks the fourth time she has appeared on the list. This has prompted the organizers to include her in their Hall of Fame. The Philippines’ Darna now joins Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot who has appeared five times and is 38th this year, Selena Gomez who is on the list for the seventh time this year at 69th place, and Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke who makes her eigth appearance as number 37.
According to the YouTube post, the 100 Most Beautiful Faces List has been published annually by TC Candler and The Independent Critics since 1990. “What originally started off as a small project has grown into a yearly internet phenomenon. In recent years, the list has garnered over three billion social media impressions and hundreds of millions of views. It is widely considered to be the most internationally recognized and prestigious list of its kind.”
The list introduces new faces to countries they ordinarily would not reach, the introduction says. Women from almost 40 countries are represented in the lists. “The Independent Critics search far and wide, listening to the many millions of suggestions submitted by the public over the past couple of decades, and they then put together a list representative of the modern ideal of worldwide beauty.” Aesthetic perfection is only one of the criteria, it says. “Grace, elegance, originality, daring, passion, class, poise, joy, promise, hope… they are all embodied in a beautiful face.”