New Zealand accent voted the sexiest in the world

New Zealand accent voted the sexiest in the world

There are a lot of qualities which can make a person attractive - eye colour, body type, and dress sense, to name but a few. But one quality which can really propel a person into a new league of attractiveness is their accent. (Or, y'know, if it's an accent that you hate, it can do the opposite. Sorry Scousers, your voice is a dealbreaker for me.)

Now, a vote has been conducted to determine the world's sexiest accents, and surprisingly, my own dulcet Scottish tones have made the cut. So too did the long lusted after Irish accent - probably thanks to Colin Farrell.

The victor, however, proved to be an unexpected one.

Yup, it was the New Zealand accent, and if you're anything like me, you're probably wracking your brain trying to work out what it sounds like. Thankfully, the conductors of the vote, Big Seven Travel, have provided an explanation:

"To a novice ear, the New Zealand accent might sound just like the Australian accent, but Big 7 Travel readers disagree. The 'Newzild' dialect is outrageously charming. The sexiest accent in the world? It's official."

This is the complete list:

1. New Zealand

2. South African

3. Irish

4. Italian

5. Australian

6. Scottish

7. French

8. Spanish

9. U.S Southern

10. Brazilian Portuguese

11. Czech

12. Queen's English

13. Canadian

14. Hungarian

15. Ukrainian

16. Danish

17. Jamaican

18. Mancunian

19. Argentine

20. Zimbabwean

But despite Big Seven Travel explaining why the New Zealand accent is so attractive for many people, its victory in the accent poll was still confusing to many social media users:

But some people were very happy with the recognition:

Did your favorite accent - or even your own -  make the cut?