We previously took a look at the sexiest accents in the world, with the Southern United States earning a top 10 spot. Now, it’s time to turn our attention to the sexiest accents in America thanks to the folks at Big 7 Travel. The traveling site surveyed its 1.5 million social media followers to determine the “Sexiest Accent in the USA” and it was Texas that comes out on top.
“Who can resist a slow, Texan drawl? Not us, and not our community, clearly,” the site reads. “The typical Texan accent is a ‘Southern accent with a twist’, with strong ‘r’s and plenty of ‘Howdy’s’. America’s sexiest accent? We’d have to agree.”
Following behind Texas to round out the top three are two rival cities: Boston and New York.
Boston is known for being one of the “most imitated and parodied accents” in the United States, while New York is “one of the most recognizable dialects” in the country thanks to their “long vowels and short ‘a’s.”
In the top 15 there are some lesser known but identifiable accents like Chicano and Yooper. Chicano is an accent common among Mexican Americans who are switching between English and Spanish, while Yooper is a dialect in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan that is heavily influenced by the high population of Scandinavian immigrants in the area.
If you are from Long Island or New Jersey, we have to apologize in advance because there is a strong chance you will not like your placement on the list.
So what are the sexiest accents in the United States? A look at the top 20 can be seen below, with the entire top 50 at Big 7 Travel.
Sexiest Accents in the United States
- New York
- St. Louis
- Chicano (Mexican American)
- Yooper (Upper Peninsula of Michigan)
- Virginia Piedmont