Girl With IQ Of 161: Lauren Marbe Loves Fake Tans And Reality Shows [REPORT]

By IScience Times Staff Reporter on February 12, 2013 10:18 PM EST

Lauren Marbe
The British girl with the 161 IQ says she's just a "normal" teenager who loves getting blonde highlights, fake tans and watching reality TV. But despite her love of pop culture, this Essex genius scored higher than Albert Einstein did. (Photo: Lauren Marbe/ Twitter)

The girl with an IQ of 161 is just a "normal" 16-year-old who likes - not necessarily in this order - getting dressed up, fake tanning, blonde highlights, reality TV and manicures.

Lauren Marbe isn't just anyone, though. The British girl with an IQ of 161 has been compared to Bill Gates and Albert Einstein. The only difference is the girl with the IQ of 161 scored higher on the Mensa brain test than Albert Einstein did!

But an IQ of 161 hasn't kept Lauren Marbe from being down-to-earth. The daughter of a cab driver, the 16-year-old isn't looking to solve mathematical equations or physics problems. What the IQ superstar really dreams of is being a performer in the West End of London.

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Reportedly, Gates, Einstein and Stephen Hawking only scored 160 (note: only). Amazingly, Marbe beat them all. The 161 score not only places the British girl above the three geniuses listed above but also puts her in the top 1 percent on the brains continuum.

Nevertheless, when the British girl was interviewed about the 161 score, she said: "I love my fake tan and fake nails as well so I guess I am a bit of an Essex girl in that sense. I watch TOWIE and I love the program. It's addictive but now most people do seem to think that's what everyone in Essex is like." Hardly something you'd expect to hear from a 16-year-old genius.

Marbe is thrilled to finally prove that Essex, where she lives, isn't filled with "ditzy blondes."

A student at Roding Valley High School in Loughton, Essex, was signed up to take the IQ test earlier this month. Though she was already considered smart, the word "genius" wasn't being bandied about. But now the girl with the 161 IQ has a different reputation.

Marbe has modest goals, though. For now the 16-year-old Brit wants to ace her A-Levels in Art, Physics and Math. And she's hoping to study architecture degree at the University of Cambridge.

Despite her sky-high IQ, though, Marbe's first loves are singing and dancing. The IQ genius, who lives with her family in a small home in Essex, records music and goes to drama school.

Her parents, David and Sue, couldn't be prouder. "Living in this area there is a lot of pressure to be the stereotypical Essex girl but she has a real nice support from the other girls," Sue Marbe said. "Most of the time Essex gets a bit of a negative press. People think all girls are blonde and all girls are dim."

"Lauren is blonde but it does seem like she has shaken the stereotype that all Essex girls are stupid."

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