Teen girls choose Emma as role model

Last Updated: Nov 22, 2010, 14:31 PM IST

London: Teenage girls would rather be Harry Potter’s ‘Hermione’ than Cheryl Cole or Katy Perry, a survey has revealed.

Nearly four in five voted the book and movie character played by Emma Watson, 20, as their top role model.

A huge 87 per cent of 18,000 youngsters aged 12 to 20 said they would rather be known for their brains than looks, reports a daily.

Asda, which ran the survey, said a "sensible" blazer similar to Hermione’s is "flying off the shelves".

A spokesman for the supermarket giant said, "Our customers love Hermione’s style. We have had to order in more blazers."