An English woman who was declared "Britain’s Most Beautiful Face" has also been determined to have of the most beautiful face in the world, from a scientific standpoint (video below).
In 2012, Florence Colgate worked at a fish-and-chip restaurant while preparing for university exams in order to study business. Her friends and customers encouraged her to enter a beauty contest with the New York-based company Lorraine Cosmetics. The competition, called "Lorraine: Naked," set out to find the most naturally beautiful women in the nation.
"I had to send in a picture just wearing no makeup," Colgate recalled in an interview with International Business Times. "From that, I got called saying I got through and into the top five out of 8,000 people."
Colgate, who was 18 at the time, said she doesn’t wear much makeup on a regular basis.
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"Women should not have to feel that they have to wear make-up," she said. "I’m very happy with the way I look and I would never have any plastic surgery or Botox."
She won the contest, and her image appeared in advertisements throughout England. Due to the media attention, her face has also been studied and determined to be statistically perfect.
According to researchers who study attractiveness, on the perfect face, the space between one's pupils will be 46 percent of the width of one's face from ear to ear; Colgate's is 44 percent. Experts also say the distance between the eyes and mouth should be a third of the measurement from hairline to chin; Colgate's is 32.8 percent.
"It’s amazing that someone can work out your scientific measurements and decide whether you’re beautiful or not," Colgate said.
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In addition to the ratios within her face, Colgate’s features are also considered to be very symmetrical.
"Florence has all the classic signs of beauty," Carmen Lefevre, from the University of St. Andrews perception laboratory in the School of Psychology, told the Daily Mail.
"She has large eyes, high cheekbones, full lips and a fair complexion. Symmetry appears to be a very important cue to attractiveness."
Colgate, who graduated with a degree in business from Canterbury Christ Church University in 2015, is humble when asked to comment on the mathematical explanation of her good looks, Inquisitr notes.
"I think I just look at my face and see me," she said. "I don’t really see science."