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Mathematical Beauty

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 by

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18 year old Florence Colgate – “Britain’s Most Beautiful Face”

The ratio of the distance between her ears to the distance between her pupils is nearly 2:1 — the scientific ideal. Furthermore, the distance between her eyes to her mouth is just under a third of the distance from her hairline to her chin — another measure of perfect pulchritude.

The Deal, Kent native and her nearly symmetrical mug were recently named winners of “Lorraine: Naked” — a “natural beauty” contest organized by ITV’s lifestyle program Lorraine. To win, some 8,000 entrants had to rely on their God-given good looks: No make-up or cosmic enhancements of any kind were allowed.

In addition to being crowned “Britain’s most beautiful face,” the Dover Grammar School senior and part-time chip shop employee will be featured in a nationwide ad campaign for beauty and health retailer Superdrug.

“Florence has all the classic signs of beauty,” said Carmen Lefèvre of the Perception Lab at the University of St Andrews’ School of Psychology. “She has large eyes, high cheekbones, full lips and a fair complexion. Symmetry appears to be a very important cue to attractiveness.”

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