This is an interesting question, i am sure many would want to have beauty as opposed to intelligence. When i look around me nowadays all i see is youth who want to use their looks in order to gain favor at the work place, in school etc. Everyone wants to have everything on a silver platter they do not want to work hard and get whatever it is they want. You can agree with me that beauty surgeries like botox and body enlargements are becoming more popular everywhere. No one wants to have sagging arms or breasts, we don't want to see a wrinkle on our bodies, we want to have long flowing hair, flawless skins and the like. You may want to take the time and just think about it, why is it so popular? To me i believe people want to look younger so that they can maintain certain jobs, others want to get tycoons for husbands so that they don't have to work for anything its quite unfortunate, but that's the actual truth.
To answer the question i would prefer having intelligence as opposed to beauty. Because when you are intelligent there is nothing that you cannot have. Its through the intelligence that you will get the beauty that you want. Intelligence will make you read books, margazines, go for forums that will gain you all the materials, and the brains that will enable you to be as beautiful as you want to be. It brings with it everything that you need to have good life. Beauty just gives you that, beauty that's it. It may gain you fame but just for a short time. Fame doesn't last but intelligence lasts for as long as you live.