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Kate named in world's 10 most beautiful women

Kate Middleton received a post-wedding pick-up after scooping a top 10 spot in a poll of the world's most beautiful women.

Prince William's new wife came ninth in the Wizard Jeans poll, which was topped by Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger.

The poll comes just days after the newlywed entered the top 100 of FHM magazine's Sexiest Woman 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 behind Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto.

And septuagenarian screen siren Sophia Loren (77) remained in 10th spot on the list for the second year running.