There seems to be an app for everything these days - even to see how you would fare in a beauty contest.
Although named the opposite, Ugly Meter iPhone app does just that - take a picture of your's, scan it and grade your beauty in terms of ugliness. Few tag lines of the app reads "Met someone new? Scan their face to know how ugly they are" and "When your friends won't tell you the truth, the ugly meter will."
The app rates each face with a score of 0-10. Zero being the most beautiful of all and 10 the ugliest. Those daring enough to find out the judgment are not only rewarded with a score, but also with a smart comment that makes the score more meaningful. For instance the ugly meter says Angelina Jolie is "so hot she would make the sun jealous".
Now wait a minute. Before hurrying to try it out on your own face, be prepared for some insult as well. Here's another result that might shock you a bit.
And the results may not always be what you would expect from Snow White's truth-telling mirror. Here's how the it scaled some of the celebrities -
- Brad Pitt got rated 8/10.
- David Cameron, the British prime minister got 7/10.
- Cheryl Cole averaged 4.2/10.
- Angelina Jolie got a 2/10 making her a real pretty face.
Interestingly, more and more people are keen to explore this beauty app. According to the dailymail, the app has already raked in $500,000 based on its $0.99 and $4.99(pro) paid versions. The app developers also said they made $80,000 in a single day after it was mentioned in the Howard Stern radio show in the US.
Most youngsters find the app fun and entertaining. Model Carun Carumbiah says
Sometimes you have to give yourself a reality check. An app like this could motivate you to look better.
But along with Carun, there are those who are not too desirous on this kind of beauty judgment by a mere piece of technology. Model Apoorva says -
I don't need an app to tell me how I look. I would rather have real people tell me the truth.
Regardless of all opinions, any one with an iPhone seems to be keen on getting an answer to the fundamental human curiosity - "How attractive am I". The app is sitting No.25 in China's app store and is No.25 in the US... but isn't even in the top 200 in UK. Did the prime minister's score scare the Brits or the news hasn't spread enough? Need to wait and see.