Kate Middleton was undoubtedly the fashion and beauty icon of 2011 but her younger sister, Pippa Middleton, seems to have outdone her sibling on BBC's Faces of the year 2011 - the Women list.
The British broadcaster has chosen Pippa Middleton as one of the faces of 2011 for the month of April when the world's attention was glued to Britain's royal wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton.
Pippa Middleton, 27, gained worldwide fame while she walked down the aisle as bridesmaid of her sister. She was in no way less popular than Kate, thanks to the body-hugging dress designed by Sarah Burton that helped Pippa flaunt her own style statement.
Despite Kate being the center of attraction on the April 29 wedding at London's Westminster Abbey, Pippa's image was not overshadowed. She very much remained in the spotlight on the wedding day and throughout the year.
A recent poll by Britain's second-largest beauty and health retailer, Superdrug, has also named Pippa the second beauty icon of 2011, after Kate Middleton.
Scroll down to see some of the best moments of Pippa Middleton in 2011.
Fan Gang, director of China`s National Institute of Economic Research, listens during an interview in Hong Kong October 25, 2007. REUTERS
Pippa Middleton, sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, at The Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. Reuters
This picture of Pippa at the royal wedding went viral in the media. REUTERS
Britain's Prince Harry (R) and Pippa Middleton stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, following the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London on Apr. 29, 2011. REUTERS/POOL New
Pippa as bridesmaid at her sister Kate's wedding. Reuters
Pippa Middleton smiles before a rain break at the Queen's Club Championships in west London. Reuters