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Survey lists most, least attractive Americans; see where Oklahoma ranks

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OKLAHOMA CITY - When it comes to finding out what is attractive, it really is in the eye of the beholder.

Recently, a survey by Travel + Leisure asked its readers where the most attractive people lived.

According to the study, readers believe people in Miami are the most attractive in the country.

They say they are tanned, rested and "blinged-out."

The most attractive cities are as follows:

  • Miami, Fla.
  • San Diego, Calif.
  • Charleston, S.C.
  • Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Providence, R.I.
  • Minneapolis/ St. Paul, Minn.
  • Nashville, Tenn.
  • Atlanta, Ga.
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Tampa, Fla.

The least attractive cities are as follows:

  • Detroit, Mich.
  • Memphis, Tenn.
  • Oklahoma  City, Okla.
  • Baltimore, Md.
  • Philadelphia, Penn.
  • Pittsburgh, Penn.
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Orlando, Fla.
  • Louisville, Ky.
  • Portland, Maine.

When readers talked about Oklahoma City, they cited the lack of high-end fashion in the state.

"I could not believe that," Robyn Thompson, an apparel buyer for Balliets, said Monday. "I mean, it just kind of ticks me off."

Thompson says Balliets has the latest fashions from all over the world.

"We're on the forefront of all upcoming fashions. I mean we're in the middle of all of it," she said. "I would tell them they don't know what they're talking about."

Tammy Fate, with the Greater OKC Chamber, agreed.

"I think they need to talk to National Geographic when we were listed as one of the top 20 places to visit in the world in 2015," Fate said.

Fate talked to us from Von Maur at Quail Springs Mall.

A store so high-end, they have their own piano player.

She says high-end stores are popping up in Oklahoma City faster than ever.

"I think once people experience Oklahoma City and they have an opportunity to see the nightlife and see the shopping, then they have a change of opinion," Fate said.

Travel and Leisure magazine did name OKC the second most affordable city in the U.S., and the fifth friendliest city in the country.

But we shouldn't ever end up on the ugliest list again.

"Visit us," Thompson said. "Yeah, you can't talk about us unless you've been here."

OKC also received high marks for having excellent drivers.