It's time for another wacky ranking by Travel + Leisure magazine, in which San Francisco always lands near the top for hipsters and near the bottom for barbecue. This time, though, the magazine's survey has us in the number-one spot in an unexpected category: most attractive people.
Don't get us wrong. San Francisco is a lot of things wonderful things! but given that we are not a hub for the so-called beauty industries like entertainment and fashion, we've never really thought of the city as a magnet for beauty. A quick trip to L.A. will show you what it's like when every server in a restaurant is trying to act or model. They're gorgeous. All of them. So we'd say you should take this ranking (like most rankings) with a grain of salt.
Also, the number 2 and 3 cities are Providence, Rhode Island and Nashville, for what it's worth. But they say we San Franciscans have a "you-are-what-you-eat glow." Among the country's least attractive people, according to Travel + Leisure readers anyway: New Yorkers, and denizens of D.C. and Salt Lake City. Miami's on the least attractive list too, so we know it's bullshit. There are a ton of pretty people in Miami.
In total, because we are awesome, S.F. takes the number 1 spot in seven different categories this year, the others being fine dining restaurants, tech savviness, wine bars, intelligence, and gay friendliness. Thank god for that last one, because The Advocate famously declared Minneapolis gayer than us two years in a row, which was just disgraceful.
Alas, we also remain number 1 among America's Snobbiest Cities, which: well, sure.