Entrants to the competition, titled “Lorraine: Naked,” were judged sans make-up and were required not to have undergone any form of plastic or cosmetic surgery.
“A woman’s face is said to be most attractive when the space between her pupils is just under half the width of her face from ear to ear,” reports The Daily Mail.
“Florence scores a 44 per cent ratio. Experts also believe the relative distance between eyes and mouth should be just over a third of the measurement from hairline to chin. Florence’s ratio is 32.8 per cent.”
The 18-year-old student is blessed with what is described as the perfect face. It matches an international blueprint for the optimum ratio between eyes, mouth, forehead and chin, endowing her with flawless proportions.
As for more perfect beauties, singer Shania Twain and actresses Liz Hurley and Jessica Alba are also ranked among perfectly formed celebrities. Samantha Brick, who caused an international debate after proclaiming women hate her because she is beautiful, is not.
As it was already mentioned, Florence’s face is almost perfectly symmetrical, which is also scientifically linked with beauty.
The proportional beauty theory appeared after Da Vinci applied visionary thinking and mathematical genius to describing the perfect face more than half a millennium ago.
Florence is only 18-years old and a senior at Warden House Primary School (like high school) in her hometown of Deal in the County Kent. This is the upper division of Dover Grammar School for Girls which is bursting with pride for their country girl made good.
For Florence, it became reality when friends, family and chip shop customers persuaded her to enter a competition run by ITV’s Lorraine programme to highlight natural beauty and encourage women to be proud of their natural look.
The girl, who normally uses light foundation, mascara and concealer, has earned a trip to a London model agency and will appear on billboards and posters in Superdrug stores across the country.
She says she would love to have a career in modelling but it seemed to be impossible as she is currently studying business, geography and psychology and intends to do business management at university.
“Women should not have to feel that they have to wear make-up,” the beauty said. “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.”
Carmen Lefèvre, from the University of St Andrews perception laboratory in the School of Psychology, said beauty is strongly linked to symmetry. “Florence has all the classic signs of beauty,” she added. “She has large eyes, high cheekbones, full lips and a fair complexion. Symmetry appears to be a very important cue to attractiveness. “
She kept on talking: “Although we don’t realise it in everyday interactions, in most people’s faces the right and left half are actually quite different.”