Even though there is the adage that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, there are general/societal definitions of what it means to be considered to be attractive/ beautiful/handsome. Such a person is deemed to be easy on the eyes. An attractive person is a person who "DRAWS" people TO him/her so to speak. Charlize Theron, Vanessa Williams, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, and Terrence J. Howard are what most people deem to be beautiful/handsome.
By societal/general standards, such people win hands downs in the looks department. During an interview, the Australian actor, Grant Bowler has stated that he looked forward to working with Vanessa Williams in the series UGLY BETTY because she was considered attractive. Granted, Mr. Bowler is not bad looking himself. When one is judged by the majority to be beautiful/handsome, he/she does have advantages that plainer and more aesthetically challenged people do not.
NO ONE would dare to consider the abovementioned celebrities to be ugly by any stretch of the imagination because simply they are not! As there are those who are beautiful(of both genders), there are those who would be considered aethestically challenged i.e. plain, homely, and/or ugly by the general/majority consensus. Gabourey Sidibe and Madonna would not be considered attractive by any stretch of the imagination by anyone! One radio show host even bemoaned how Ms. Sidibe ever got into show business while another well-known actress told her to quit because of her looks so to speak.