Kate Middleton Beats Out Her Sister Pippa Middleton For Beauty Icon

Kate Middleton Beats Out Her Sister Pippa For Beauty Icon

Kate Middleton has beat out her younger sister, Pippa Middleton, in the vote for Top Beauty Icon of 2011.  The Duchess of Cambridge topped the poll conducted in which 3,000 British women were asked to name the top 20 female beauty icons – her sister Pippa came in second. This leaves no doubt that women in the United Kingdom love their royals.

Kate, 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.

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, Beyonce Knowles and Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga? Lady Gaga is far from beautiful judged by any standard – she is not even ‘okay’ looking. But then again, singer Adele also made the list… .

Complete List of Top 20 Beauty Icons of 2011:

1. Kate Middleton

2. Pippa Middleton

3. Cheryl Cole

4. Rihanna

5. Holly Willoughby

6. Tulisa Contostavlos

7. Beyonce

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

20. Scarlett Johannson

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