Philadelphia is home to the least attractive people in the United States, a survey of visitors and residents showed on Friday.

Philadelphia is home to the least attractive people in the United States, a survey of visitors and residents showed on Friday.

The city of more than 1.5 million people was also found to be among the least stylish, least active, least friendly and least worldly, according to the "America's Favourite Cities" survey by Travel & Leisure magazine and CNN.

About 60,000 people responded to the online survey -- at www.travelandleisure.com -- which ranked 25 cities in categories including shopping, food, culture, and cityscape, said Amy Farley, senior editor at the magazine.

For unattractiveness, Philadelphia just beat out Washington DC and Dallas/Fort Worth for the bottom spot. Miami and San Diego are home to the most attractive people, the poll found.

But Farley pointed out the results don't mean people in Philadelphia are ugly or the city is a bad place to visit.

"We were asking people to vote on attractiveness, not unattractiveness. Travel & Leisure editors believe there are a lot of attractive people in Philadelphia," she said.

"The relative attractiveness of its residents is only a minuscule factor in evaluating a city's merit."

Philadelphians' self-esteem has been undermined by national surveys showing they are among the fattest people in the United States. The American Obesity Association ranked the city in the top 10 for overweight people every year between 2000 and 2005.

And sporting pride in a city known for the fierce loyalty of its fans has been hurt by not having had a national champion since the 76ers won the National Basketball Association title in 1983.

上周五公布的一项调查表明,在游客和美国居民心目中,费城人最缺乏魅力。

该项名为“美国最受欢迎城市”的调查由《旅游和休闲》杂志及美国有线电视新闻网联合开展。调查结果显示,拥有150多万人口的费城同时被评为最不时尚、最缺乏活力、最不友好和最没人情味的城市。

据《旅游与休闲》杂志高级编辑艾米•法尔利介绍,该项在线调查(www.travelandleisure.com)共有约6万人参加,主要根据购物、饮食、文化、城市景观等因素对25个城市进行评选。

在25个城市中,费城“击败”华盛顿和达拉斯-沃思堡,被评为“最缺乏魅力的城市”。另外,该民调显示,迈阿密和圣地亚哥人被认为最有魅力。

但法尔利指出,评选结果并不意味着“费城人令人讨厌”或“费城不值得一去”。

她说:“我们要求参评者着眼于城市的闪光点,而不是缺点。我们杂志的编辑认为很多费城人都魅力十足。”

“另外,居民是否具有魅力只是评价一座城市的一个很小的因素。”

让费城人“伤自尊”的还不仅仅是这次调查。从2000年至2005年,费城年年入选美国肥胖协会评选的“十大肥胖城市”之列。

费城人向来以热爱体育著称,但这也没能让他们“扬眉吐气”。自1983年 “费城76人”队夺得NBA全国总冠军后,费城就再也没拿过一个全国冠军。