Duchess of Cambridge voted best celebrity beach body ahead of sister Pippa (but Beyonce and her booty take top spot)
16:28 GMT, 26 July 2012
Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton has beaten Cheryl Cole, Elle 'The Body' Macpherson and Kim Kardashian to be voted the best beach body.
But although she beat her sister Pippa in the list of the UK’s most admired celebrity beach bodies – thanks, it is thought, to leaked snaps of a bikini-clad Kate on her Seychelles honeymoon last year – her toned abs were not enough to take the crown from Beyonce, who was awarded the top spot.
Despite Pippa’s appearance in that bridesmaid dress at the royal wedding, which saw her gain numerous admirers and a Facebook page dedicated to her rear, her infamous bottom only landed her fourth place with 8.8 per cent of votes.
Beyonce, left, was placed first in a British survey of best bikini beach bodies, followed by the Duchess of Cambridge, with Pippa Middleton in joint fourth place
Fine form: Beyonce showing off the well-honed body that landed her top spot in a survey of the best celebrity bikini bodies
The famous image of actress Helen Mirren in a red bikini has clearly left a lasting impression on the nation, with the 67-year-old appearing ahead (6.9 per cent) of Katy Perry (5.5 per cent), who is half her age.
Yummy mummy Jessica Alba secured joint second with Kate (9.7 per cent) thanks to her toned physique, while singer Rihanna snatched sixth (7.9 per cent) – just behind Geordie lovely Cheryl Cole (8.8 per cent).
Elle 'The Body' Macpherson proved she still has it as her supermodel prowess landed her joint sixth, while curvy Kim Kardashian came tenth (3.7 per cent) in the poll.
It wasn't only the women that pollsters for Hotels.com were rating either.
David Beckham topped both the British and global poll of best beach body, while Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo came third in the British poll and fifth in the global
Despite being snubbed by Stuart Pearce recently, David Beckham can take solace in the fact he beat tight short-wearing Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo to the top spot – 21 per cent compared to 11 per cent.
The infamous shot of James Bond star Daniel Craig coming out the sea in tight blue trunks in Casino Royale landed him second place (20 per cent), while Johnny Depp came fourth (10 per cent).
Prince Harry displaying his crown jewels gained him ninth place (6.5 per cent) – ahead of permanently shirtless Matthew McConaughey (5.5 per cent).
The poll also showed Wolverine star Hugh Jackman snatched fifth place (8.8 per cent) – beating Rafael Nadal (8.8 per cent), Brad Pitt (7.4 per cent) and Ryan Reynolds (6.5 per cent).
The rest of the world seems to agree with Britain’s choice, as David Beckham came top of the global poll of 5,791 people with 23 per cent of votes – pipping Brad Pitt (13 per cent) and Channing Tatum (11 per cent) to the post.
However, Jessica Alba tops it for the girls (16 per cent), followed closely by Beyonce (15 per cent) and the Duchess of Cambridge in third (5 per cent).
Kate Hopcraft from Hotels.com said: “It’s great to see that the royal effect spreading around the world with Kate Middleton appearing in the global list of celebrity bikini bodies.
'I’m not surprised that David Beckham and Daniel Craig top the British list, I don’t think Britain would get tired of seeing pictures of those two in their trunks.'
TOP 10 FEMALE BIKINI BODIES: THE BRITISH VOTE
1. Beyonce – 12%
=2. Kate Middleton – 9.7%
=2. Jessica Alba – 9.7%
=4. Pippa Middleton – 8.8%
=4. Cheryl Cole – 8.8%
=6. Rihanna – 7.9%
=6. Elle Macpherson – 7.9%
8. Helen Mirren – 6.9%
9. Katy Perry – 5.5%
10. Kim Kardashian – 3.7%
TOP 10 MALE BIKINI BODIES: THE BRITISH VOTE
1. David Beckham – 21%
2. Daniel Craig – 20%
3. Cristiano Ronaldo – 11%
4. Johnny Depp – 10%
5. Hugh Jackman – 8.8%
6. Rafael Nadal – 8.8%
7. Brad Pitt – 7.4%
8. Ryan Reynolds – 6.5%
9. Prince Harry – 6.5%
10. Matthew McConaughey – 5.5%
TOP 10 FEMALE BIKINI BODIES: THE GLOBAL VOTE
1. Jessica Alba – 16%
2. Beyonce – 15%
3. Kate Middleton – 5%
4. Rihanna – 4%
5. Kim Kardashian – 3%
TOP 10 MALE BIKINI BODIES: THE GLOBAL VOTE
1. David Beckham – 23%
2. Brad Pitt – 13%
3. Channing Tatum – 11%
4. Daniel Craig – 5%
5.Cristiano Ronaldo – 4%