Lauren Marbe: Girl with IQ of 161 is 'ditzy' and smarter than Albert Einstein
Lauren Marbe, an Essex girl with an IQ of 161, is changing the perception of intelligence. Though her IQ is higher than that of Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking or Albert Einstein, the 16-year-old describes herself as "blonde and a bit ditzy" and admittedly loves fake nails and tanning.
"My teachers knew I was quite clever because of my grades but they had always thought I was blonde and a bit ditzy," she tells SWNS. "Now they keep saying 'I didn't realize you were that clever'."
She adds, "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. ... 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."
Marbe has enrolled in the high IQ society Mensa, which is only made up of those who have scored "within the upper two percent of the general population on an approved intelligence test that has been properly administered and supervised." She goes to school in Essex and dreams of either pursuing a degree in architecture at the University of Cambridge or becoming a professional singer and dancer.