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New iPhone Ugly Meter app measures looks

An iPhone owner is seen using the Ugly Meter app in this undated file photo. Over 5 million people have purchased the app, which scientifically measures one's beauty.

April 30, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The new Ugly Meter iPhone app may do some serious damage to those with fragile egos.

It checks your photo against scientific standards for beauty - like facial symmetry and how wide the mouth is compared to the eyes. Then, it gives you a number between one and 100.

Jo Overline, the app's creator, says it's selling like crazy and is all in fun, but some people aren't laughing.

"Last month we were number one in China for about three weeks. We were the number one app overall. It doesn't matter. Everybody is interested in vanity and they like to know where they rank," he said.

More than 5 million people have bought the Ugly Meter app.

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