Last year it was Cheryl Cole who had the nation’s favourite smile, but the Geordie has been usurped by singer Tulisa Contostavlos, who also took her place on the X-Factor panel as a judge. A survey carried out by the Harley Street Clinic revealed that Tulisa’s teeth are top of the list when it comes to the UK’s ideal smile. Tulisa spent thousands making sure her teeth were perfectly straight and white before she made her X-Factor debut last series, and it seems the improvement hasn’t gone unnoticed among viewers. Third place was taken by Kate Middleton, while her sister Pippa found herself down in tenth, and Coronation Street’s Michelle Keegan also managed to make the top ten.
Olympic diver Tom Daley topped the list for the men, with his pearly whites beating away rivals David Beckham and TOWIE’s Mark Wright. Russell Brand also made a surprise appearance on the list, as his teeth have been whitened since he moved to the US. The Royal family were found to be popular with men too, with Prince Harry coming in at the number eight spot – just behind rapper Prof. Green, who has spent a reported £12,000 on a complete smile makeover.
The obvious ‘Hollywood smile’ has fallen in popularity slightly this year, as the blinding white teeth of Nicola Roberts, Chloe Sims, and Simon Cowell failed to make the top ten; most people who were asked felt their teeth were too large and too bright to look natural.