We’re currently in the peak of summer (apparently) and most Brits have been preparing their beach bodies for, well, the beach.
But that doesn’t come without worry for some and while plenty of people couldn’t care less, just as many think twice about stripping down on those golden sands.
So, to make you feel even worse, Icelolly.com has put together the ‘ideal’ beach body for both men and women after polling 2,000 people in the UK, and the results are pretty typical.
I say typical, because it’s no surprise that out of 2,000 people, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Cheryl Cole and Holly Willoughby make up half of the ‘perfect’ female body – but at least she doesn’t way 4 stone wet through.
The male body bares some unsurprising names too, with David Beckham, Channing Tatum, George Clooney and Ryan Gosling making up most of it. But again, there’s no oily six pack and perfectly chiselled pecks, so we’re getting somewhere. Kind of.
However, looking at these results, it’s no surprise that the ‘ideal beach body’ has changed over time. And this was reinforced even more when the women were asked to pick the word that best described what they would like to look like in a bikini, and ‘curvy’ beat ‘skinny’ hands down.
Men just want to resemble David Beckham or George Clooney, and that’s fine. Those bastards have aged well.