In a poll of the sexiest accents for 2019, conducted by travel content company Big 7 Travel Media, the Malaysian accent was among the top 50.
The reason? Big 7 Travel simply says our accent is “increasingly Americanised”, whatever that means.
Even so, the very recognisable New York accent is only ranked 44th.
Any guesses for the number 1 sexiest? The French? British?
Well this year, the New Zealand accent was dubbed as “outrageously charming” and officially garnered the number 1 spot among Big 7 travelers.
The Kiwis are followed by the South African, the Irish, the Italian and the Australian accents making them the top 5 sexiest in the world.
French being “the language of love” secured the 7th spot. Whereas the ‘clear, clipped and completely posh” British accent arrived at number 12 on the list.
1. Big 7 Travel, April 28, 2019 (The Top 50 Sexiest Accents In The World – Ranked)