January 17th, 2012

The Sizzle Query: Chin Up

Siena coach Giuseppe Sannino and his cleft chin. Images: Dino Panato/Getty Images Europe; AP Photo/Jon Super.

Manchester City goalkeeper hot joeChin dimples. Chindentations. Butt chins. Whatever you choose to call it, there’s no denying that cleft chins are a unique facial accessory.

Per an obligatory scientific explanation, cleft chins are defined as“a Y-shaped fissure on the chin with an underlying bony peculiarity. The chin fissure follows the fissure in the lower jaw bone resulted from the incomplete fusion of the left and right halves of the jaw bone, or muscle, during the embryonal and fetal development.”

Footballers (and some managers) are pretty much genetic marvels by nature, so it’s not all too surprising to see several of them sport this ‘peculiarity’.

Kickettes, do you find cleft chins to be cute or cringeworthy? And which is worse in your humble opinions: a cleft chin or a double chin?

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5 Responses to “The Sizzle Query: Chin Up”

  1. April says:

    A double chin is something different where I come from…

  2. DebS says:

    Double chins are definitely worse! I'm more of a dimple person myself though. ;)

  3. FiFi says:

    A cleft chin is, like a lot of things, something you are born with that you can't help. Imaging being a person with a cleft chin and having part of your face being referred to as 'cringeworthy.' I love Kickette, but that's just a word I object to when referring to people's genetic makeup ;)

  4. AiM says:

    cleft chins can be cute, depending on whose face it's on…Messi's an obvious example…the chin adds some maturity to his otherwise toddler-looking features….that cute little man, oooo I can just eat him up! (haven't had breakfast, it's 8 a.m. where I am right now)

  5. Americus Killaponius says:

    I mean, if the rest of your face looks like Joe Hart's face, who's going to complain?