Lauren got a score of 161 in the Mensa brain test and surprised all her teachers. She scored more than Bill Gates, Albert Einstein and Professor Stephen Hawking.
Lauren said: “It was such an achievement and I got a bit tearful to tell you the truth. I was one of the last people to get my result and everybody before me had got around the 130 mark so that was the kind of result I was expecting. My teachers knew I was quite clever because of my grades but they had always thought I was blonde and a bit ditzy. Now they keep saying ‘I didn’t realise you were that clever. I am blonde, I do wear make-up and I do go out. I love my fake tan and fake nails as well so I guess I am a bit of an Essex girl in that sense.”