Columbians and Brits Lead the Top Ten Sexiest Nationalities List

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht
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Columbian women and British men top the list of sexiest nationalities, according to an online survey of American men and women.

44,000 single Americans responded to an unscientific survey from travel dating site American men showed a penchant for women from Colombia and Brazil, while American women preferred British and Irish men.

In a press release on why “American” didn’t top the list, MissTravel CEO Brandon Wade said, “It’s like eating bread all your life, and then someone slips you a piece of cake, and then you discover a whole new world of baked goods that you didn’t even know existed.”

36 percent of men surveyed preferred Latina women, citing “body type” as the deciding factor 34 percent of the time. Women rated “accent” as the most important factor. This might explain the mass appeal of Sofia Vergara of "Modern Family" or the fact that Robert Pattinson topped the Glamour's 2012 list of the world's sexiest men.

“What attracts a woman to a foreign man is his a combination of his character and his other worldly culture. An accent can give a man an air of sophistication that women find endearing,” Wade said in the release. Yet, somehow, American still ranked number 5 on their list.

Sexiest Nationalities for Women: (based on dating preferences of 13,259 American men):

  1. Colombian
  2. Brazilian
  3. American
  4. Spanish
  5. Russian
  6. Dutch
  7. French
  8. Bulgarian
  9. Swedish
  10. Italian

Sexiest Nationalities for Men: (based on sample size of 30,741 American women)

  1. British
  2. Irish
  3. Brazilian
  4. Swedish
  5. American
  6. Spanish
  7. Scottish
  8. French
  9. Greek
  10. Puerto Rican

Sources: NBC Latino, ABC