Kate Middleton beats Holly Willoughby to be crowned the UK's most naturally beautiful womanThe Duchess of Cambridge topped a poll of 1,000 men and women asked to name the country's most naturally beautiful celebrity
09:30 GMT, 25 October 2012
Kate Middleton has seen off competition from a host of stunning celebrities to be named the most naturally beautiful woman in the UK.
The Duchess of Cambridge's classic English rose beauty saw her top the poll ahead of the likes of fresh-faced television presenter Holly Willoughby – who came second – pop princess Cheryl Cole and actresses Keira Knightley and Emma Watson.
Kate's younger sister Pippa crept in at number 10 in the chart, which also features an Olympic athlete and some of the country's most famous yummy mummies.
Naturally beautiful: The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, left topped the poll, while blonde television presenter Holly Willoughby, right, was in second place
The poll saw 1,000 British men and women asked to name who they believe is the country's most naturally beautiful celebrity.
THE UK'S TOP TEN NATURAL BEAUTIES
1. Kate Middleton
2. Holly Willoughby
3. Keira Knightley
4. Kelly Brook
5. Jessica Ennis
6. Emma Watson
7. Myleene Klass
8. Kate Winslet
9. Cheryl Cole
10. Pippa Middleton
Clear winner Kate, 30, won 16 per cent of the vote, while runner-up Holly Willoughby got 10 per cent.
Close behind was A-list actress Keira Knightley, with nine per cent, while bombshell Kelly Brook was in fourth place in a top ten dominated by brunette beauties with 8 per cent of the vote.
Olympic golden girl Jessica Ennis' bare-faced beauty earned her the fifth spot in the top ten, and actress Emma Watson's youthful glow won her six per cent of the vote placing her at number six.
The Harry Potter starlet is the youngest in the chart at just 22.
Television presenter and mum of two Myleene Klass – who went make-up free for the cameras during her stint in the jungle as a contestant on I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here – came in at number seven with five per cent of the vote.
Actress Kate Winslet – who at 37 is the oldest of the entries – was voted the eighth most naturally beautiful woman in the UK, followed by Cheryl Cole at number nine and Pippa Middleton at number 10.
Striking: Actress Keira Knightley, left, who is the face of Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle perfume, was at number three in the poll, while Kelly Brook, right, was at number four
Fresh-faced: Olympic golden girl Jessica Ennis, left, was voted the UK's fifth most naturally beautiful woman, while Harry Potter star Emma Watson, right, was at number six
Leah Doherty, brand manager for the St. Ives skincare range, which commissioned the poll, said more and more famous women are shunning heavy make-up to embrace a more natural look.
'Celebrities without makeup is almost an alien concept in celeb
land,' she said.
'However, recently we have noticed a whole host of celebrities from
the likes of Lydia Bright and her TOWIE co-stars to superstar
songstresses like Lady Gaga and Rihanna all going au natural.'
Yummy mummies: Mum-of-two Myleene Klass, left, came seventh in the poll, followed by A-list actress Kate Winslet, right, at number eight
Brunette beauties: Pop princess Cheryl Cole, left, was voted the UK's ninth most naturally beautiful celebrity, while Pippa Middleton, right, came tenth in the poll topped by her sister the Duchess of Cambridge