Kate Middleton beats Holly Willoughby, Keira Knightley, Kelly Brook & Cheryl Cole in ‘most naturally beautiful woman’ poll

by Lisa McGarry

The future Queen, Kate Middleton, has seen off tough competition from a bevy of celebrity beauties to be named the most naturally beautiful woman in the UK.

The 30-year-old’s English rose looks earned her first place in the top ten list, ahead of a host of striking celebrities including Kelly Brook, Holly Willoughby, Cheryl Cole and even her younger sibling Pippa Middleton.

The survey, commissioned by St. Ives, polled over 1,000 British women and men to cast their vote for who they deemed to be the most naturally beautiful celebrities in the UK, with the Duchess of Cambridge coming out on top with 16 per cent of the vote.

The top ten naturally beautiful UK celebrities are:
1. Kate Middleton (16 per cent)
2. Holly Willoughby (10 per cent)
3. Keira Knightley (9 per cent)
4. Kelly Brook (8 per cent)
5. Jessica Ennis (7 per cent)
6. Emma Watson (6 per cent)
7. Myleene Klass (5 per cent)
8. Kate Winslet (4 per cent)
9. Cheryl Cole (3 per cent)
10. Pippa Middleton (2 per cent)

Claiming the second spot with ten per cent of the vote is daytime presenter Holly Willoughby. Holly, who normally graces the screens looking flawless, ditched the slap earlier this year to display her natural beauty in a picture posted on Twitter. The picture made front page headlines, proving Holly is worthy of being voted the second most naturally beautiful woman in the UK.

British actress and former face of Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle, Keira Knightley, landed herself firmly in third place, managing to secure nine per cent of the vote.

Buxom brunette Kelly Brook received eight percent of the vote, using her barefaced beauty to claim fourth spot in the list, followed by Olympic champion heptathlete and golden girl Jessica Ennis whose effortless fresh-faced looks helped her race into fifth place.

Bewitching beauty Emma Watson waved her wand and worked her magic beating supermodel Kate Moss, Sienna Miller and the Saturday’s blonde bombshell Mollie King to the sixth spot with six per cent of the votes.

Talented mother-of-two Myleene Klass claimed seventh place in the list (five per cent) ahead of Oscar winner Kate Winslet (four per cent). The critically acclaimed actress managed to see off stiff competition from pop princess Cheryl Cole (three per cent) to pick up the eighth spot, adding another accolade to her award winning trophy cabinet.

Rounding off the top ten is Her Royal Highness’s sister, Pippa Middleton (two per cent), who made front-page news last year as she captured the hearts of the country at the Royal Wedding.

Leah Doherty, Brand Manager, St. Ives said, ‘Celebrities without makeup is almost an alien concept in celeb land. 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.

“We hope women across the UK will follow their lead. By using St. Ives facial scrubs women across the country can reveal younger, fresher and healthier looking skin, which we hope will go some way to giving them the confidence to strip back their make-up and embrace their natural beauty”.