Ah, my glorious San Francisco. Home to the metrosexual, the homosexual, and even the heterosexual! But regardless of your orientation, it appears we all agree on one thing: the value of personal care. That’s right, San Francisco has moved up in the rankings for most vain city in America. Last year we came in at a respectable #3, but this year we manage to take the gold medal and can claim title to being the most vain city in America. I’ll congratulate you as soon as I make sure my hair looks okay.
ListeningÂ to the radio this morning, I was pleased to learn that according to a Daily Beast article about the Most Vain cities in America, San Francisco citizens spend an average of $111/month on personal care (product, makeup, spas, salons, for example), 50.3% of our residents are not overweight (hey America, we’re less fat than you! – I’ll make bumper stickers now), and 20% of us have a gym membership (are their double points available for belonging to more than one gym? – hypothetically speaking, of course). And all that sweating and primping makes us number one. Which is one step up from a Forbes poll in 2007 that placed us in the #2 spot, andÂ two steps up from the #3 spot that we earned according to a WooMe poll from 2009.
Immediately behind San Francisco in the Daily Beast list were Boston, New York City, and Los Angeles. Coming in at the #20 position was Orlando, Florida. Quite frankly, I’m a little offended (okay, really offended) to even be on a list with Orlando, Florida. Don’t worry though, I’ve got a product to help keep my face from breaking out when I’m stressed. And if my products can’t calm the pores, I can still always go work out at the gym. Well, one of them.