Blonde teen with fake tan beats Einstein on IQ test

Lauren Marbe, 16, from Essex scored higher on her Mensa IQ test than Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates or...

Lauren Marbe, 16, from Essex scored higher on her Mensa IQ test than Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates or Albert Einstein.

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A cute, blonde, teenage Briton has a higher IQ than Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Albert Einstein.

Lauren Marbe, 16, took the Mensa test with her friends for fun and scored a whopping 161, one point higher than the three previously mentioned geniuses.

That puts her in the top 1% of of smartest people in the world.

“I am blonde, I do wear make-up and I do go out,” Marbe told the Daily Mail. “I love my fake tan and fake nails as well.”

The straight-A girl from Essex said she's used to being underestimated.

“My teachers knew I was quite clever because of my grades but they had always thought I was blonde and a bit ditzy,” Marbe said. “Now they keep saying 'I didn't realize you were that clever.'”

She's happy to crush people's ill-conceived perceptions, both of herself and her home.

“I love living in Essex and I'm glad that I might be able to show people that we aren't all ditzy and blonde.”

When she graduates, the genius daughter of a cab driver plans to get an architecture degree at the University of Cambridge or become a West End drama performer.

Her mom, the deputy head of a primary school, couldn't be prouder.

“Obviously, I am really proud. I am quite shy and I don't like boasting but I am really pleased that she has done so well,” said Sue Marbe. “I don't know who she got it from. Me and my husband should get tested as well.”


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