Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

'Men's Health' ranks Tampa most vain city in America

TAMPA — Here we go again. Men's Health magazine says residents of Tampa are the most vain in America, based on the rate at which they consume things like Botox, teeth whitener, at-home hair dyes, shapewear, plastic surgery, cosmetic dentistry and tanning salon sessions.

This is not necessarily new, according to the magazine: "Five hundred years before Botox, that Ponce de Leon guy scoured Florida for a fountain that could rinse off the wrinkles."

Rounding out the top 10, in order, were Plano, Texas, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Houston, Miami, San Francisco and Providence, R.I.

St. Petersburg ranked 11th and Orlando 16th.

Los Angeles, if you're curious, ranked 60th — behind insecure, looks-obsessed cities like Billings, Mont., and Manchester, N.H.

Des Moines, Iowa, won the distinction of being the least vain of the 100 cities ranked by the magazine.

The Tampa Bay area, of course, has been down this road before.

In May, Tampa was ranked eighth on a Men's Health list of smuttiest cities, based on online pornographic film views, number of adult bookstores and nature of Internet searches.

In January, CNBC did a survey that concluded that Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater is the most stressful metro area, as calculated by divorce rates, commute times, unemployment, violent crime, property crime, suicides, alcohol consumption, mental health, sleep troubles and the annual number of cloudy days.

In December, LivingSocial, with the help of a third-party research firm, did an online survey leading it to rate Tampa-St. Petersburg as the worst-dressed region in the country.

For that, survey respondents judged their own cities.

And in November, Men's Health declared St. Petersburg to be America's saddest city (Tampa was in fourth place) after looking at rates of suicide and unemployment, as well as the percentage of households using antidepressants and the number of people who say they feel sad all or most of the time.

'Men's Health' ranks Tampa most vain city in America 06/22/12 [Last modified: Friday, June 22, 2012 10:03pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. 3 wonderfully weird shows premiering next week: 'The Lowe Files,' 'What Would Diplo Do?' 'Comrade Detective'

    Blogs

    It seems like nothing is off limits on TV these days. Next week, three new shows air that I can't believe are really happening. They're all weird in their own ways, and I'm delighted. But let's be honest, at the point I'd probably watch a TV show about people coming up with TV shows. America has spoken, and we'll watch …

    Matthew, from left, Rob, and John Owen Lowe explore supernatural legends in A&E's new reality show "The Lowe Files."
  2. 2-year-old girl shows football team how its done

    Sports

    ST. PETERSBURG — Football players may dread summer workouts, but not two-year-old Sophie Rosendale. She loves joining her father, St. Petersburg offensive line coach Mike Rosendale, three times a week for the Green Devils summer conditioning. Not only does she shout encouragement like her dad, she also straps on …

    Sophie Rosendale, 2, front, warms up with offensive lineman during practice at St. Petersburg High School, Wednesday. Rosendale is the daughter of offensive line coach Mike Rosendale. "She has been coming to practice for about one year," said Rosendale who has been a coach at the the school for 10 seasons. "She likes to show the players the proper techniques." [Photo/  Mike Rosendale]
  3. Editorial: HART board members need to ride the bus more, like they want us to

    Editorials

    The people in charge of the public buses in Hillsborough County have sent a clear message that there's one segment of the local population to skip over as the system tries to lure more riders: them.

    Many people ride public transit in Hillsborough County, but not, for the most part, the 13 people on the board of directors of  Hillsborough Area Regional Transit. [ALESSANDRA DA PRA  |   Times]

  4. Mariana Sanchez Ramirez, 23, was born in Torreon in the sate of Coahuila, Mexico, traveled with her family to the United States on a tourist's visa in 2000. She was able to stay in the U.S. and attended college after President Obama passed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in June of 2012. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
  5. Riverview woman accused of killing in-laws said they weren't supportive enough

    Criminal

    RIVERVIEW — Not long after Virgil and Shirley Best were shot to death in their Riverview home, sheriff's deputies searched the trailer where their daughter-in-law lived.

    Marisol Best is accused of murder in the 2015 deaths of her in-laws, Virgil and Shirley Best. [Hillsborough State Attorney's Office]