A 16-year-old girl from Essex County in the UK has stunned her teachers and parents alike by scoring big at a recent IQ test.
According to the Daily Mail, Lauren Marbe recently took the Mensa-supervised Cattell III B test at her local high-school, and it revealed that her IQ was higher than Albert Einstein’s.
In fact, it has been recorded at 161, which is one point lower than the maximum a person under 18 can score.
Lauren counts performing in the West End in an Andrew Lloyd Webber show among her accomplishments so far.
As she plans to attend Cambridge and study architecture, she intends to take A-Levels in art, physics and mathematics after the GCSEs.
She confesses she is very much interested in art and performing, but also takes pride in her appearance.
“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,” she says.
“Living in this area there is a lot of pressure to be the stereotypical Essex girl but she has real nice support from the other girls.
“Essex girls are all well groomed and Lauren isn't any different. Her and her friends like to go out and get dressed up in nice clothes,” her mother, Sue, adds.
She is proud of her daughter’s results and describes that her teachers have been caught by surprise by the test scores.
“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.
“All her teachers have been coming up to her and saying they didn't realize how intelligent she actually was,” Sue says.