Meet Florance Colgate, an 18 year old from Deal, Kent in England, who has been named the most beautiful woman in Britain following a contest by ITV’s Lorraine program. The contest wanted to find the most beautiful face without make-up. At the behest of her family, friends, and chip shop customer, she entered. Florence beat out 8,000 other customers for this honor and will have her face on billboards all over the country, and she will get to go to a modeling agency in London .
When asked about some beauty tips, this is what she had to say: “My advice is for people to make sure they keep their skin really clean, drink lots of water and eat a healthy diet.” She added, “eat a lot of fruit.”
The ancient Greeks have a formula for beauty that they concocted over 2,000 years ago. It has as much to do with math as it does symetry. Florence’s face is almost perfectly symmetrical. Carmen Lefèvre, from the University of St Andrews 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.
According to eHow, this is how you measure your face using the method invented by the Greeks to see if it is perfect:
1. Take a snapshot of your face with a digital camera, and save the photo on your computer.
2. Use a graphics program (such as Adobe Photoshop) to calculate measurements with the help of the program’s measurement tool. To calculate more accurate measurements, use the zoom tool to magnify during the measurement process.
3. Calculate the length and the width of the face. Divide the length by the width. According to the Golden Ratio, the ideal result for an attractive face would be 1.6, as Greeks believed a beautiful face is 1.6 times longer than its width.
4. Measure these distances with the help of the graphics program. These measurements are a subset of the measurements described in Steps 1 and 2.
a. Top of head to chin
b. Top of head to pupil
c. Pupil to nose tip
d. Pupil to lip
e. Width of nose
f. Outside distance between eyes
g. Width of head
h. Hairline to pupil
i. Nose tip to chin
j. Lips to chin
k. Length of lips
l. Nose tip to lips
5. Complete these equations using the calculations from Step 4.
1. a divided by g
2. b divided by d
3. i divided by j
4. i divided by c
5. e divided by l
6. f divided by h
7. k divided by e
6. Compute the calculations in Step 5. Every face is structured differently and will have different measurements, so there will be no similarity in the final set of results. According to the Greek Ratio, a face that has 8 values approximately equal to 1.6 can be described as a perfect–and beautiful–face.
Here is a story that Good Morning America did. I know it is hard to not hate on her because she is s beautiful, but she does seem really nice and humble. I know if it was me, I’d be like “BAM! In your Face, SUCKA.” But apparently is she not just perfect looking but is also a better person than me!