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Beyonce's Eyes: Are They Really A Natural Brown Color? 24,000 Ask Google

BEYONCE'S EVERY DETAIL IS A CURIOSITY for her fans — even her eye color. This is one of dozens of trivia questions Google answers about the singer every year. By Ben Arogundade. [Mar.21.2016]

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EACH MONTH, THOUSANDS of Beyonce fans around the world type a range of celebrity trivia questions about the music star into their Google browsers. For example, the search giant records 4,400 monthly searches for the term “Beyonce natural hair”, while 8,100 Internet users Google the phrase “Beyonce boobs”.

BEYONCE'S EYES
Many of these queries are about Beyonce's eye color. As a result of her mixed ancestry — African-American, European and Native American — some fans assume that her natural eye color may be green, like Rihanna's or Tyra Banks.

Each month 2,000 Beyonce fans Google the phrases, “Beyonce eyes”, and “Beyonce eye color” around the world. The total number of such queries adds up to around 24,000 searches per year. In fact, the singer and wife of rapper Jay-Z's natural eye color is brown, in line with the majority of people with African ancestry.

CELEBRITY REAL EYE COLOR
But Beyonce is not alone in being the focus of online eye color curiosity. Fellow actress and music celebrity Vanessa Williams draws 1,000 queries a month about her blue eyes, while Rihanna attracts 4,400 searches relating to her green eyes. Top of the list is Bollywood celebrity Aishwarya Rai with 6,000 queries per month, making hers the most Googled eyes in the world.

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EYE TO EYE: Many Beyonce fans are unsure whether or not her real eye color is brown. Some believe that the singer and actress wears color contacts to change brown eyes to green or blue.

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*BEYONCE'S EYE COLOR ACCORDING TO GOOGLE SEARCH

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The number of people worldwide who Google the question, “Does Beyonce wear contact lenses?” each month.

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The number of people worldwide who Google the phrases, “Beyonce eyes” and “Beyonce eye color” each month.

*All figures for “Beyonce's Eye Color According to Google Search”, supplied by Google. Stats include global totals for laptop and desktop computers and mobile devices.

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EXTREME FOCUS: Beyonce's smouldering brown eyes provide the intense contact point in these cosmetics ads for L'Oreal Paris.

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