Nip/Tuck Facebook app tells you how ugly you are (with math)

See how perfect your face is with this Facebook app.

Normally I steer clear of writing about Facebook apps that have been created for promotional purposes, but this one is too good to pass up. It comes from FX UK, which has put together a very strange experience that tells you how "perfect" your face is in order to promote the plastic surgery drama Nip/Tuck.

Users can pick any photos they've uploaded to Facebook and simply map out points on their face for the app to run its algorithm. The end result is a 1 percent to 100 percent scoring scale, with 100 being absolute perfection. The entire process takes about a minute from start to finish, and when you're done, you can see how you stack up with your friends who have used the app, or the general public.

One major flaw with this app from the get-go is that it doesn't access your profile picture album, which is probably going to be where people have the most recent shots of their face. I also found the zoom to be not quite up to snuff when it comes to letting you line up your face on any picture that hasn't been taken for a school yearbook. Otherwise, it's a very enjoyable exercise to claim bragging rights of having the most mathematically perfect face.

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How perfect is your face? Nip/Tuck's Facebook app will let you know. CNET Networks
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