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America's Most Vain City Is ...

... Miami, ahead of Chicago, Atlanta, and Philadelphia
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2011 7:03 PM CST
Miami Is America's Most Vain City: Survey
In this Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 photo, neon lights of art deco style hotels light up Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Fla.   (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

(Newser) – What US city would dare compete with Los Angeles as the nation's vainest? Turns out LA isn't even in the top 5, Time reports. A new survey finds that when it comes to factors like tummy tucks, liposuction, laser hair removal, and what people see in the mirror, Miami takes the cake. “Vain? That would definitely be it, especially here in South Beach,” a resident tells NBC Miami. Following Miami is Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Phoenix.

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(Phoenix? OK...) But back to Miami, where respondents say 53% of women are beautiful and 38% of men are handsome. “It’s all about your image, it’s what you’re wearing, the bag that you’re carrying, and the car you’re driving," says a Miami woman. Perhaps more interesting is the survey's ranking of most insecure cities: Cleveland took first, followed by Dallas, Detroit, Denver, and Minneapolis/St.Paul. (Read more Miami stories.)

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