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blog by S.J. Velasquez  • 

Buffalonians, you’re so not vain that you probably don’t think this blog is about you.

According research conducted by Men’s Health, Buffalo is nowhere near the top of the vainest cities list—in fact, the City of No Illusions has almost nothing to hide in terms of physical imperfections. The magazine took stats from 100 cities and ranked those cities based on certain statistics, including each city’s rates for: cosmetic procedures, botox users, dye jobs, cosmetic dentistry, tanning salon usage, and sales from teeth whiteners, shapewear and hair products. Also, salon check-ins on Foursquare were considered.

Of the 100 cities, Buffalo came in 90th place. Rochester, though, could stand to spend a little less time in front of the mirror. Our WNY neighbors came in 39th on the list.

This recent Men’s Health research is at odds with the 2011 list compiled by the Daily Beast. According to that year-old list, Buffalo is the 17th vainest city in the states based on monthly personal care spending, obesity rates and percentage of the population with gym memberships.

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