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Kate Middleton: 2011's top beauty icon

2011-12-29 22:03
London - Prince William's wife, Duchess Catherine, has been voted Top Beauty Icon of 2011 in a recent UK poll.

The Duchess of Cambridge topped a poll of 3000 UK women to be named the year's most beautiful figure, followed in second by her sister Pippa.

Catherine, 29, won fans with her inspired fashion choices throughout the year, but also by sticking to the same style she had before her wedding to Prince William in April, as well as her famous flowing brown hair and her decision to do her own make up, even on her wedding day.

Pippa was praised for her perfect tan and figure, and natural make up choices.

Cheryl Cole drops two spots

Third in the annual poll, by retailer Superdrug, was last year's winner, TV star Cheryl Cole, followed by pop singer Rihanna and TV presenter Holly Willoughby to round out the top five.

Sara Wolverson, Superdrug Director of beauty, who commissioned the research, said: "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.

"Everyone in the list has a distinct look, whether it's natural beauty, full octane glamour or a love of beauty trend hopping."

Other stars to appear in the top twenty include Katy Perry, Beyoncé Knowles and Lady Gaga.

Superdrug Top 20 Beauty icons of 2011:

1. Kate Middleton

2. Pippa Middleton

3. Cheryl Cole

4. Rihanna

5. Holly Willoughby

6. Tulisa Contostavlos

7. Beyoncé

8. Emma Watson

9. Katy Perry

10. Victoria Beckham

11. Kelly Rowland

12. Lady Gaga

13. Amy Childs

14. Katherine Jenkins

15. Nicole Scherzinger

16. Adele

17. Pixie Lott

18. Angelina Jolie

19. Keira Knightley

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