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Here Are the Hottest States in the US and the Ugliest

The hottest states in the union, according to Survey Monkey
The hottest states in the union, according to Survey Monkey

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And now, a breakdown of the attractiveness of US residents as voted for by actual Americans. Granted, the poll is brought to us by Business Insider and, for perspective, we almost didn't read it thanks to other big story of the day, "The Unbelievable Story Of A High, Nearly-Naked Guy Who Partied On Angela Merkel's Plane For Hours." (It involves a Turkish bodybuilder referred to as "Volkan the intruder." Totally worth it.)

The questionnaire was done through Survey Monkey, which as BI points out, was "more accurate predicting the 2012 election than numerous traditional pollsters." So, read on with full confidence that these stereotypes held by 1603 respondents are accurate to them.

We can conclude from the results that, when it comes to best looking residents, America only has eyes for California (51% of voters are into it). Florida and New York are not-so-close second and third. Also notable: Somebody voted for Utah.


The spread is a little more varied for uggos, but unattractiveness seems to collect in the southeastern region of the US of A. Also, it looks like Florida garnered a respectable amount of ugly votes as well as hott votes. So that's a thing.

For more on the many ways Americans judge Americans (drunkness, arrogance, rudeness, niceness, etc.) head here.
· MAPS: A Poll Asked America Which States Were The Drunkest, The Hottest And Which Had The Silliest Accents [Business Insider]
· 6 Mindblowing Missed Connections From America's Walmarts [Racked]