Three days ago, we put up two contenders and asked you to vote for the lady who you thought was sexier. In the red corner was 20-year-old model and actress Emma Watson. And in the blue corner was 45-year-old author JK Rowling.

The votes are now in and – drum roll, please – we can exclusively reveal that JK took the biggest celebrity beating since Rihanna jettisoned the scum that is Chris Brown. That’s right, folks, Emma won. In fact, she didn’t just win, she walked it, gathering 93% of the vote. Which means we owe you these Watson pics.

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The Harry Potter star, who is currently ‘the face of Burberry’, has been a pretty girl since voting opened. On Monday evening, she attended the ELLE Style Awards, where she revealed that she was "growing her hair" and "looking forward to getting a cute little bob”. And yesterday, she was announced as a brand ambassador for Lancome.

“It’s so exciting, I can’t wait to start shooting,” said Watson, who’ll be photographed by Mario Testino. “Although I don’t wear much make-up, I’m a big fan of Lancome products, especially its mascara.”

A boring quote, which got us thinking. Where do you stand on make-up, men? Do you like your women to be rouged-up to the max? Or do you like them to be more like Emma and go for the natural look? FHM, if you care, prefers the latter. Why? Well, without going into too much detail, we got quite a shock in South-East Asia the summer before last.

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