A new scientific discovery seems to confirm that beauty is not in the eye of the beholder after all.
Scientists from Britain recently declared that they found the most beautiful woman in the world. Florence Colgate is the aforementioned woman, and she lives in a small British town. How did these scientists decide that she was the fairest in all the land? Keep reading to find out!
It’s All In The Face
Symmetry is something we might not specifically notice when observing someone, but scientists say that we subconsciously find people more attractive when they have more symmetrical features. That was the science used to determine that Colgate has an almost perfect face.
The above picture of Matt Damon demonstrates a more asymmetrical face on the left as it’s transformed into a more symmetrical face on the right. Scientists claim that the photo on the right would be more pleasing to the eye of most people.
The Story Of The Most Beautiful Woman In The World
From a small town and a loving family, Florence has humble origins. She currently works in a quaint local fish bar part-time, and she hasn’t let her recent fame go to her head.
It was more curiosity than anything that led her to submit a photo for a competition to find the “most beautiful face in Britain.” She had to submit a picture of herself with no makeup which is hardly an issue for her as she fully believes in natural beauty. Florence’s friends and family were the main reason she entered in the first place as they adamantly suggested that she enter in the competition.
How Scientists Picked A Winner
There were some ground rules for this competition. No plastic surgery and no enhancements of any kind would be allowed for participants. The goal was simply to find the most beautiful, natural face in Britain.
Participants were judged on some specific standards. Studies have indicated that the width of the face from ear to ear should measure roughly 46%, and Florence checks in at 44%. The distance between Florence’s eyes and mouth measure out to 32.8%, and the perfect standard is 33.3%.
Although some people might think that this competition is about shame and promoting an arbitrary standard of beauty, Florence believes that the competition was only meant to promote natural beauty amongst women and to encourage them to feel comfortable in their own skin.
“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,” said Florence. “I’m very happy with the way I look and I would never have any plastic surgery or botox.”
In a world that’s obsessed with artificially enhancing beauty as much as possible, focusing on natural beauty is a refreshing viewpoint. Florence thinks that the role models that women have in entertainment today are encouraging “fake” beauty, and she hopes to be an example of being oneself and naturally beautiful.
What do you think? Did this “find the face” competition have a noble goal or was it simply a shallow attempt to further promote the beautiful? Let us know in the comments, and make sure to share the story with your family and friends!