Let’s all get up and dance to a song that was a hit of yore: “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby” was a 1938-recorded ditty that was traditionally sung by a man to butter up a lady friend, (and obviously has been used in countless diaper commercials ever since).
So if beautiful babies don’t necessarily grow up to be attractive adults, is it not a stretch to think that ugly babies still have a fighting chance to be drop-dead gorgeous later in life?
That’s right, according to co-author Marissa A. Harrison, Ph.D from Penn State Harrisburg: “[In the study] Beautiful baby did not equal beautiful adult, and likewise, unattractive baby did not equal unattractive adult,” she explains. “It seems there is just no way to tell in infancy. We’re thinking you have to wait to see what puberty brings you in terms of hormones and skeletal growth.”If there was any doubt as to the validity of this hypothesis, after we came across baby pictures of Jennifer Aniston, we’re pretty sure these psychologists may be onto something.