Gallup surveyed thousands of Americans about whether they were into their appearance. With an unexpected Hail Mary pass, people over 65 won this body-confidence competition.
Sixty-six percent of old people reported that they felt great about their looks, while 61 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds say they felt as good as senior citizens. Only 54 percent of the middle-aged crowd were into their appearance.
So, it seems like that Esquire verdict (that 42-year-old women are the most irresistibly confident) is incorrect. Better luck with arbitrary age selection next time, boys.