"Golden Ratio" Colgate
Who is Florence Colgate? Perhaps, she is the most beautiful woman on the planet.
To many in Britain, the nineteen-year-old currently holds the distinction. Colgate fits the scientific definition of beauty with what is described as her "perfect face." It matches an international blueprint for the optimum ration between eyes, mouth, forehead, and chin. Some would say she is endowed with flawless proportions.
What are the precise measurements of Colgate's matchless beauty? The space between Florence's pupils, which scientists claim should be just under half the width of her face from ear to ear, is a superb 44 per cent ratio. And, the relative distance between her eyes and mouth, which the experts say should be just over a third of the measurement from hairline to chin, is a near-perfect 32.8 per cent.
Even if you subscribe to the cliche that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder," you cannot deny Florence Colgate has a face with the classic "Golden Ratio." And, in fact, the person who attracts the most amount of people would be considered "the most beautiful." Colgate qualifies and does so naturally.
Florence Colgate, blessed with good genes and what locals from Deal, Kent, describe as "sea air," is stunning. Persuaded to enter a competition run by ITV's Lorraine program to highlight natural beauty, she came to prominence when she won a trip to a London model agency and appeared on billboards and posters in Superdrug stores in the U.K.
The competition, called "Lorraine: Naked," judged contestants without makeup, and entrants who had undergone plastic surgery were not allowed. Colgate was chosen as one of three finalists, and then decided as the winner by a public vote.
Although the blue-eyed beauty confesses to wearing light foundation, mascara, and some concealer, Florence doesn't believe a lot of makeup is necessary for a beautiful presentation.
A college student studying business management, Colgate says, "Women should not have to feel that they have to wear makeup. 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.
Of course with her natural, perfect face complete with large eyes, high cheekbones, full lips and a fair complexion -- all considered subconscious tell-tale signs of femininity, fertility, health, and good genes -- Florence doesn't need to cover flaws with much makeup. She follows a regime of beauty tips as natural as her own features. "Lots of vegetables and fruit," she says. "Fruit is very good for your skin. And also water, drinking lots of water." Incidentally, when Colgate says "she drinks lots of water," she is referring to tap water.
(Paul Harris, "Cod-damn Gorgeous! The girl who works in a chip shop who has 'Britain's most beautiful face,'" www.dailymail.co.uk, April 20 2012)
But, it seems to work perfectly for Florence ... and, for her many admirers. Who is the hell would be thinking about mathematics when looking at her beautiful face, anyhow?
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Some History of Beauty
The wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten, Nefertiti, is thought to be the most beautiful woman by both modern and ancient Egyptian standards, says Joann Fletcher, an honorary research fellow at the University of York, who has studied Nefertiti extensively.
Nefertiti lived from about 1330-1370 BC. "While its specific facial proportions are almost completely symmetrical, again conforming to this notion of beauty, the sculpted face is further enhanced by the artist's very skillful use of color to suggest the application of a black eye paint and red lip color, creating the idealized form of beauty we see in other representations of ancient Egyptian women," she said.
"In other representations of women at this time, the hair can sometimes tend to obscure their facial features, since it frames the face in a curtain-like mass of braids and plaits, the hair being another attribute of beauty associated with Hathor, goddess of beauty, who was also hailed as 'She of the Beautiful Hair' and 'Lady of the Lock.'"