So who really is the most beautiful woman in the world?
Since I’ve been married over eight years, the right answer is obviously ‘my wife.’ Considering she is days away from giving birth to my baby, to say otherwise would be stupid.
If I didn’t have the current wife and almost current kid, I could possible get away with my 20-year crush (and my sister’s favorite Olympic gymnast) Dominique Dawes. But I know better.
But science has gone and found a definite answer that may soon rank among the pantheon of conundrums comparisons, along with paper or plastic, Red Sox or Yankees, and toilet paper rolls going over or under (paper, Yankees, and over for those of you who for some reason don’t know).
Meet Florence Colgate, who at the age of 18 has been declared the most beautiful woman in the world.
Technically, she’s only been dubbed “Britain’s most beautiful face” by the ITV’s lifestyle program Lorraine. The program accepted photos of 8,000 entrants without make-up or cosmic enhancements, and with a ratio of the distance between her ears to the distance between her pupils at the scientific ideal of nearly 2:1, the distance between her eyes to her mouth is just under a third of the distance from her hairline to her chin, Colgate has the distinction of having the most mathematically perfect face in the completion.
And with a pretty face plastered all over the internets, she’s getting a lot of comments. And a lot of comments that say she’s not that pretty.
Let’s start by admitting that yes, Florence Colgate really is that pretty, and if you disagree you’re either a troll or a liar (and probably both). It’s the same line of commenting we saw here in Arkansas after we found out about the affair with University of Arkansas Football Coach Bobby Petrino and his mistress Jessica Dorrell, who may not have been worth losing $21 million dollars over, but she too is that pretty.
A leggy blond like Dorrell will turn most men’s heads, and assuming that Colgate is more than a disembodied head (I’ve seen no pictures other that the headshot attached to the news stories from her Facebook page), I’m sure she gets a fair amount of attention as well. “Britain’s most beautiful face” might not fit as your your ideal type of woman, but if women are your type, I’m sure she would match up to most of the items on your checklist.
But it’s not even about how pretty she is. It’s about getting people talking about her, the contest she won, the show that ran the contest and the sponsors who paid for it. None of which I care about, but I dedicated over 450 or so words on at this point in the post. Florence Colgate is now a point of global debate that will last at least a few days, until another mostly useless filler story, or possibly a few actually relevant stories, take over our mind space.
Oh, and I almost forgot to ask: do you think Florence Colgate is the most beautiful woman in the world? For this question, I won’t imply a right or wrong answer. For toilet paper going over the roll, there is no debate.