Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?
Apparently, if you rely on math rather than a magical mirror, the answer is unanimous: Florence Colgate.
Google seems to agree, as well, having recently named Florence Colgate as one of their 10 most “sexy” women, although it’s not actually her sex appeal that has science declaring her the most beautiful woman in the world.
Instead, it seems as though Colgate’s undeniable beauty comes down to numbers. According to ratios and statistics, Colgate has perfect looks.
“A woman’s face is said to be most attractive when the space between her pupils is just under half the width of her face from ear to ear. Florence scores a 44 percent ratio. Experts also believe the relative distance between eyes and mouth should be just over a third of the measurement from hairline to chin. Florence’s ratio is 32.8 percent.”
Her features are both striking and delicate and contribute further to her “scientifically perfect” beauty. Large eyes, high cheekbones, and full lips are considered highly desirable, attractive features, and Colgate has them all. In addition, she has a beautiful, clear complexion and a head full of thick, shiny blonde hair to back up her stunning features and perfect ratios.
In other words, in case your math isn’t that great, not only are Colgate’s individual features beautiful, her face also has what is considered the “optimum ratio” between her mouth, eyes, chin, and forehead.
Adding to her undeniable and classic blonde-haired, blue-eyed beauty is the fact that Colgate’s face is nearly perfectly symmetrical. Symmetry has long since been connected to beauty. In fact, the “proportional beauty theory” has been around ever since Da Vinci applied both his artistic ideals and undeniable mathematical genius to describe what he considered to be the perfect face more than half a millennium ago.
Just a few years ago, Colgate was an unknown young woman, a student working in a fish-and-chip shop in England. But friends and customers of the chip shop encouraged her to enter a competition in Great Britain called “Lorraine: Naked.” Lorraine is a cosmetics company, and the contest was meant to highlight natural beauty and to encourage women to be proud of and embrace their own natural beauty. The contest required contestants to submit photographs of themselves with no make-up.
This wasn’t hard for Florence Colgate, who embraces the idea of natural beauty and rarely wears much more than light foundation and mascara in order to highlight her own naturally stunning features.
Colgate, who was just 18 at the time, was named one of three finalists and then handily won the “natural beauty” contest when the Lorraine company opened the contest’s finalists up to a popular vote.
“Women should not have to feel that they have to wear make-up,” Colgate said. “I hope people will look at me and think they don’t need to. I’m very happy with the way I look and I would never have any plastic surgery or Botox.”
After winning, Colgate appeared in billboards and posters across England, and her natural, perfect beauty also led to internet fame.
In addition to being thought the most beautiful face in the world, Colgate is, according to all reports, a humble, sweet young woman who says that although her family has told her all her life that she was beautiful, she thought they were simply being biased.
She also took the title of “most naturally beautiful woman” in stride.
“It’s amazing that someone can work out your scientific measurements and decide whether you’re beautiful or not,” she said.
As for Colgate’s beauty tips, they are as simple and natural as her beauty.
“Lots of vegetables and fruit,” Colgate said. “Fruit is very good for your skin. And also water, drinking lots of water.”
While Colgate was young when named the most beautiful woman in the world, a Russian model named the most beautiful girl in the world was only 9 — half Colgate’s age — when she gained her title. Her undeniably stunning looks, paired with her extreme youth and her mother’s handling of her image, stirred a great deal of controversy. For more on that, click here.
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