Prince William's new wife the Duchess of Cambridge has joined Penelope Cruz and Freida Pinto in a beautiful women poll.
THE Duchess of Cambridge received a post wedding pick-up after scooping a top 10 spot in a poll of the world's most beautiful women.
Kate Middleton came ninth in the poll, which was crowned by Pussycat Dolls’ singer Nicole Scherzinger.
The results were released as photographs emerged of the Duchess and her sister Pippa on holiday in Ibiza with Prince William. The pictures show the bikini-clad Middleton sisters on board the Episode One, a yacht owned by their uncle, millionaire Gary Goldsmith.
The poll for Wizard Jeans comes just days after the newlywed entered the top 100 of the FHM's Sexiest Women in the World in 39th spot, for the first time since 2007.
Scherzinger knocked last year's winner, Spanish actress Penelope Cruz, from top spot.
Cruz moved into third place in the beauty poll behind Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto. And septuagenarian screen siren Sophia Loren (77), remained in 10th spot for the second year running.
Scherzinger, who appeared as a judge on the UK version of X Factor last year, was yesterday announced as a host on the American version of the show.
Other hosts are set to include Welsh TV presenter Steve Jones and singer Paula Abdul.
It reunites her with fellow judge Simon Cowell, her former sparring partner on the American Idol judging panel. Mike Darnell, president of the US channel Fox, said: “Nicole is a triple-threat performer who knows how to captivate an audience, and Steve is an accomplished presenter whose original sense of humour has charmed viewers worldwide.
“Both possess the unique combination of personality and credibility that we were looking for in our hosts.
“They're incredibly charismatic, undeniably gorgeous, and fantastic entertainers in their own right.”
Previously announced judges include superstar Cheryl Cole and Grammy-winning producer Antonio ‘LA’ Reid.
The top 10
1. Nicole Scherzinger
2. Freida Pinto
3. Penelope Cruz
4. Keira Knightley
5. Michelle Pfeiffer
6. Angelina Jolie
7. Halle Berry
8. Bar Refaeli
9. Catherine Duchess of Cambridge
10. Sophia Loren