Cue the collective sigh of relief from normal women everywhere.

Far from idolizing slender models, it seems gentlemen actually prefer Miss Average.

A study finds that while some women turn to plastic surgery or fad diets to get the "perfect" body, men find the girl next door more appealing.

Most attractive of all is "Miss Average" who stands at between 5-foot-3 and 5-foot, 4-inches, with a 30-inch waist and 40-inch hips, the study found.

Australian researchers asked 100 male students to rate the attractiveness of more than 200 drawings of female torsos of different sizes

Average-looking women came closest to the ideal body shape identified in the first part of the study, which was published this week in New Scientist.

The study did not take into account bust size, which scientists said may change the results.

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