Beating Cheryl Cole,Rihanna and even her own sister Pippa,Kate,the Duchess of Cambridge has been crowned the top beauty icon of 2011 in a new poll.
3,000 women chose the 29-year-old as the most style savvy beauty icon,for always appearing impeccable at public functions. They also voted high for her younger sister Pippa on the same poll organised by Superdrug.
While Kate was appreciated for her trademark glossy brown locks and heavy eyeliner,Pippa was hailed for her signature look of dark tan,glossy lips with fresh-faced make-up.
Third place went to last year’s winner Cheryl Cole,despite her low profile this year after she left the American reality show X Factor.
Sara Wolverson,Superdrug Director of beauty,who had commissioned this poll,said it showed that people now regarded brunettes as ‘more beautiful’. What is fascinating is that four of the five celebrity women to appear in the top five are brunettes,which would indicate that while blondes may have more fun,brunettes are seen to be more beautiful,she said.
Everyone in the list has a distinct look,whether its natural beauty,full octane glamour or a love of beauty trend-hopping. While the majority of ladies in the list are natural beauties,we also see the TOWIE effect with Amy Childs appearing on the list for the first time with her Essex tan,hair extensions,and false nails,she added.
Pop princess Rihanna and This Morning television presenter Holly Willoughby rounded off the top five beauty icons of 2011.