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Kate Middleton tops beauty poll
Kate Middleton at Sandhurst
Kate Middleton, 25, came top in the poll of 1,000 people
Prince William's girlfriend Kate Middleton has been voted the world's most naturally attractive female celebrity, in a British poll.

Welsh singer Charlotte Church came second, with models Claudia Schiffer and Kate Moss next in the top 10.

Miss Middleton, 25, is said to have come first because of her English-rose looks and understated fashion sense.

Fox's Biscuits asked 1,000 people to rate the most naturally attractive women in the world.

The majority of men surveyed said they preferred natural-looking women than those who had undergone surgery.

TOP 10
1 Kate Middleton
2 Charlotte Church
3 Claudia Schiffer
4 Kate Moss
5 Catherine Zeta Jones
6 Keira Knightley
7 Gwyneth Paltrow
8 Scarlett Johansson
9 Beyonce
10 Victoria Beckham

Despite the royal success, Prince Harry's girlfriend Chelsy Davy failed to make it into the top 10.

Model Jordan topped a poll of the least-natural looking female celebrities, followed by Abi Titmuss, hotel heiress-turned-singer Paris Hilton, Big Brother star Jade Goody and model Jodie Marsh.

Fox's spokeswoman Francesca Davies said: "These findings finally dispel the myth that all men are attracted to plastically-enhanced women, which is a great relief for all the natural women out there.

"Kate Middleton is a true natural beauty whether in designer or High Street wear."




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