Is This Britain’s Most Photogenic Face?

Beauty may only be skin deep, but apparently it’s also scientifically measurable. At least that’s what Lorraine Cosmetics was banking on when they put together the Britain-wide beauty contest “Lorraine: Naked.” Contestants, who were not allowed to have had any plastic surgery, were asked to send in a photo with no makeup on, and after many different symmetry tests, input from experts and a nationwide vote over the top three, Florence Colgate emerged victorious.

The British beauty, whose Facebook page has already garnered some three thousand likes, is now considered the most beautiful woman in Britain; in large part because of the “optimum ratio” between her mouth, eyes, chin, and forehead. It’s up to you whether or not you buy into the idea of the scientifically beautiful face; but if you do, make sure the models you hire for your next photo shoot have eyes that are exactly 46% as far apart as the total width of their face… apparently that’s optimal.

(via Huffington Post)

  • Steven Alan Worster

    I agree with science.

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  • Stu

    Don’t get me wrong, she’s certainly very pretty (and i’m sure she’s got a lovely personality) but she lacks that certain wow factor that, dare I say, less perfect faces have…

  • Terry Wilson

    Or maybe least offensive. Or best “blank canvas” face.

  • Adam Cross

    oh look, she’s white and blonde… white a surprise.

  • iforgotthequestion

    Well she’s British…

  • Almond

    I’d buy fish and chips from her.

  • Renato Murakami
  • United Condom

     Kate Middleton is the most beautiful woman in the United Kingdom of Great Britain.

  • xpirex

    Bland as only an English woman can  be…

  • newamericanclassic

    I think they’re confusing average ratios with subjective beauty; I mean of course symmetry is aesthetically pleasing, but most of the ‘universally beautiful’ celebrities have exaggerated and disproportionate features–larger eyes, bigger lips, etc.

  • Sharon Maesybont Anderson

    Terry has it right with ‘blank canvas face’.  So many of the ‘most attractive’ women and men have faces like this.  They are perfect, which therefore makes them bland and uninteresting.  Beautiful is imperfection.

  • Dan

    Read also about the research project “facial attractiveness” here:

  • Patrick Ahles

    The Huff calls her Britain’s most beautiful face, not Britain’s most beautiful woman…

  • Matthew Wagg

    Oh dear. She may have a scientifically beautiful face but she opened her mouth and spoiled it.

  • Erik Lauri Kulo

    Yes, she’s very beautiful. And I found her a bit interesting in the interview as well, she had a cute voice.

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  • Knur

    She is perfect and white ! 

  • Andrew Denny

    The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, if you please!

  • Andrew Denny

    Florence Colgate is undeniably beautiful, yes, and whatever tribulations she may encounter in life, her looks will not be the barrier. 

    But her face is far from symmetrical. Her mouth is off-centre, her nose is assymetric and her eyes are a slightly different level too. 

    That’s not a criticism – few people’s faces are anywhere near symmetrical, and you don’t need symmetry for beauty.  

    I remember ‘mirroring’ the two halves of the beautiful Nicole Kidman’s face on my own blog a few years back, and it’s amazing to see how she can look so different. 

  • Andrew Denny

    Actually, to save you trouble clicking through (I’m not fussed about blog hits) here are the two images, taken from one of her movies, I think (I forget which). The original image had a very neat symmetrical pose, so I was careful to split it right down the centre of the nose. 

    You’re welcome. :-)

  • xpirex

    Ah! An Englishman!

  • Max

    What an idiot…

  • sickofthis

    This is so stupid. Science can’t tell you what’s beautiful… and for a perfect examplewehave British scientists determine beauty based of Anglo-Saxon measurements. Guarantee you those measures they used wouldn’t work for a beautiful black woman.