In a surprising and somewhat contentious announcement, Prince William has been named the "Sexiest Bald Man" of the year, according to a study by analytics research firm SEO Reboot. The Prince of Wales scored a remarkable 9.88 out of 10, surpassing other well-known bald figures such as Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Samuel L. Jackson, and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
The announcement sparked lively discussions on social media, with many questioning the choice and advocating for their favorite bald celebrities. A supporter of "Transporter" star Jason Statham posted a topless photo of the actor in disbelief, while lawyer and political activist Shola Mos-Shogbamimu humorously disagreed with the title, citing Prince William's "receding hairline."
Despite the mixed reactions, some social media users came to Prince William's defense, suggesting that factors beyond physical appearance might have contributed to his high "sexy" score. "It's not all about looks. Power is just as important," one user noted, while another highlighted William's "redeeming features."
The debate took a lighter turn when a fan referenced Prince Harry's teasing of his brother's baldness in his memoir "Spare," commenting on the irony of Harry himself experiencing hair loss. In the book, Prince Harry reflects on Prince William's "alarming baldness" during a 2021 reunion, noting the advanced state compared to his own.
Prince William's fans proudly celebrated his title on social media, with one user declaring, "William just makes it look cool, even with his 'alarming baldness'..." Another supporter playfully wrote, "Meanwhile, the Prince of Wales has once again been voted 'The World's Sexiest Bald Man' - because he wears it proudly "
The hair loss gene, prevalent in the British royal family, traces back to Prince Philip and has been inherited by both Prince William and Prince Harry. The Prince of Wales exhibits more noticeable hair loss compared to his younger brother, whose balding is more apparent around the crown area.
This unexpected accolade for Prince William illustrates the subjective nature of attractiveness and the power of public perception. While the title may be debated, it certainly has brought attention to the royal family, adding a touch of humor and human interest to their public image.