Florence Colgate, 18, has been chosen from more than 8,000 entrants to officially be crowned the most naturally-beautiful woman in the country.
The teenager won her title following a public vote after she reached the final three of a competition to find the country’s most beautiful face without make-up, organised by ITV’s Lorraine programme.
In an age when cosmetic surgery and beauty treatments have become commonplace, the teenager said she was reassured to know natural beauty still has its place.
And with a face which naturally almost exactly fits the scientific formula for beauty – many might think that’s probably easy for Florence to say.
According to extensive studies of ‘attractiveness’, researchers believe the ‘beauty’ of a woman’s face can be summed up in a series of simple ratios.
The ‘perfect’ face has a distance between the pupils of just under half, or 46 per cent, of the width of the whole face from ear to ear – pretty Florence’s ratio is 44 per cent.
Scientists believe the distance between eyes and mouth should be a third of the overall length from hairline to chin on the perfect face – Florence’s face has 32.8 per cent ratio.
According to researchers Florence’s youthful, feminine features, such as her large eyes, high cheekbones, and full lips, are subconscious tell tale signs of fertility, health and good genes.
And she says her secret to beauty is drinking tap water.