Woman Writes Article Complaining About Being Too Pretty: Is She Really All That?

Living 2012/04/04 18:11:09
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We're starting to wonder if this is all just a big stunt. Samantha Brick, a 41-year-old British journalist who lives in France, wrote an article for The Daily Mail in which she complains about being, well, too "good-looking" and too "pretty." Only problem? Most readers don't agree with her self-assessment.

"While I’m no Elle Macpherson, I’m tall, slim, blonde and, so I’m often told, a good-looking woman. I know how lucky I am. But there are downsides to being pretty -- the main one being that other women hate me for no other reason than my lovely looks," she writes. "It is not just jealous wives who have frozen me out of their lives. Insecure female bosses have also barred me from promotions at work. Unfortunately women find nothing more annoying than someone else being the most attractive girl in a room."

As a result of her hardships, Brick is probably the only woman in the world looking forward to becoming less attractive. "So now I’m 41 and probably one of very few women entering her fifth decade welcoming the decline of my looks. I can’t wait for the wrinkles and the grey hair that will help me blend into the background," she writes.

The article quickly went viral, and even became a trending topic on Twitter, with most commenters completely baffled by Brick's self-confidence. Do you think Brick is as pretty as she says she is?
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  • Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC 2012/04/05 16:53:21
    No, she's delusional
    Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC
    Sounds like she's making up for her own insecurities by over stating her own attributes.
    But she isn't ugly. She's just an average looking person. Nothing special. But then neither am I. So I can't cut anyone down.

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  • Gabsters<3 2012/07/27 01:36:32
    No, she's delusional
    i'd think she was cute, if she wasn't so self-absorbed.......
  • ChocolateAttack 2012/05/29 15:19:59
    No, she's delusional
    Well, she really is not that bad, but I mean it is not like she looks as a godess or something even close to close to close.. plus women that brag about their "beauty" are just annoying and brainless to me.. but then again, that is just a matter of opinion.
  • steviemac 2012/05/28 19:42:07
    No, she's delusional
    the woman is grandiose...no way. Nothing about her indicates "pretty". In fact, she is very unattractive. Look at the wrinkles LOL
  • ≌PoPTart≌ 2012/05/27 10:25:52
    No, she's delusional
    If she smile with an actual genuine smile I might say she is cute. She looks like a forty year old cunning bitch. No light in those eyes.
  • proudu.s.dude 2012/05/25 20:47:46
    No, she's delusional
    doable, not beautiful!
  • Dyonus 2012/05/24 07:19:31
    No, she's delusional
    I'd rate her at a 6.
  • jc 2012/05/23 23:49:57
    No, she's delusional
    Conceited biatch!She is not all that!But doable after a few rounds of Jose Cuervo!
  • FlyAway 2012/05/23 18:07:35
    No, she's delusional
    She's not ugly, but she NEEDS to get over herself.
  • hello kitty 2012/05/23 15:56:49
    No, she's delusional
    hello kitty
    she looks normal. not too pretty.
  • andrew.pullman1 2012/05/22 23:06:12
    No, she's delusional
  • Frisky 2012/05/22 09:12:55
    No, she's delusional
    Sounds like she's making up for her own insecurities by over stating her own attributes.
    But she isn't ugly. She's just an average looking person. Nothing special. But then neither am I. So I can't cut anyone down.
  • Mejink 2012/05/03 20:16:26
    No, she's delusional
    And it is likely this delusion that makes other women not want to be her friend, and this arrogance which bars her from promotions.
  • Joe Green 2012/05/01 13:20:17
    Yes, she's cute
    Joe Green
    She is pretty, I will give her that. Probably well into the top half. Not like top 1% or anything, though.

    However, I am forced to wonder if her problems really aren't based on looks and instead based on her other attributes. Could it be that she is a royal b***? Might that be why she is rejected as a friend? Maybe people don't want to be around her because she is always talking about how pretty she is? Maybe her boss didn't promote her because she just doesn't do work at the level that the boss is looking for out of an employee in the higher position?

    I would have to talk to the people in question to get the other side of the story before I made any solid judgements, but I can say that the rule of thumb is that the one thing in common with all her disfunctional stuff is her.
  • Rude I3itch 2012/04/26 02:17:42
    Yes, she's cute
    Rude I3itch
    let her think shes beautiful wheres the harm in that
  • AquariusNX01 2012/04/20 17:09:13
    Yes, she's cute
    She's not a knock-out, but she's pretty enough that someone insecure would feel threatened.
  • Bob 2012/04/12 05:45:59
    No, she's delusional
    Not that great. She must have a a lot of mirrors in her house.
  • MissGates 2012/04/09 02:44:19
    No, she's delusional
    She's good looking, i guess. But not that pretty. Certainly not pretty enough to make an article about being "too pretty"...
  • wtw 2012/04/07 03:45:06
    Yes, she's cute
    Cute but not what I think she is making for herself.
  • Reggie☮ 2012/04/06 18:32:39
    No, she's delusional
    I don't think so. Whats the joke.
  • Bufatem mohammed Almuallem 2012/04/06 15:18:45
    Yes, she's cute
    Bufatem mohammed Almuallem
    As I think,
    The cute person if he think about himself as a cute one, he'll be as a full BOX of dirt.

    with my regards for the cuties.
  • AvengedSevenfold 2012/04/06 13:12:17
    No, she's delusional
  • XRenX Avenged... 2012/04/10 00:04:40
  • zero 2012/04/06 08:09:10
    Yes, she's cute
    I couldn't find any pictures of her when she was in her prime, but looking at her at age 41 I can see how she might have been a real knock out when she was younger. The article does sound a lot like boasting, but she may have just been sharing her insights into her past and maybe comforting herself about her future. Everybody's looks fade with age, finding a way to embrace it is actually a pretty healthy thing to do.
  • XRenX zero 2012/04/10 00:06:39 (edited)
    She was speaking in present tense and she isn't doing a great job of defying the "dumb blonde" stereotype. haha of course I don't believe that mess....or any of hers...
  • Lady Katze 2012/04/06 07:49:35
    No, she's delusional
    Lady Katze
    She looks good for her age, but she's not that pretty in the first place -- certainly not so enough to have written an article about being too pretty. Attention whore, anyone?
  • BlytheSpirit~bn0 2012/04/06 07:28:46
    No, she's delusional
    She's cute enough, but she's certainly not a "brick" house.
  • bansheebanski 2012/04/06 07:25:25
    No, she's delusional
    shes actually for my taste of women well below average
  • Chukroast 2012/04/06 07:19:16
    No, she's delusional
    Did she mention that she was blind? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
  • XRenX Chukroast 2012/04/10 00:07:52
    She didn't mention she was retarded either.
  • VegoBabe 2012/04/06 06:34:14
    No, she's delusional
    I wonder why people think that appearance really means anything?
  • sockpuppet 2012/04/06 03:24:40
    Yes, she's cute
    ...but way to self-absorbed to be interesting.
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/04/06 00:46:14
    No, she's delusional
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    I knew a relative like this; she used to stand in front of her mirror, looking at herself with unabashed self love and delusion. Taking her measurements and bragging about her hourglass figure and how sexy she was. In the real world, she looked like an old, fat, dumpy, wrinkled version of Jane Withers. Apparently, this is not so rare. Shouldn't there be some sort of syndrome named for people like this? Oh, and Miss Brick, while you're not ugly, you're not all that either.
  • XRenX Aqua Su... 2012/04/10 00:10:02
    HAHA so true.
  • toxic_phantom 2012/04/06 00:27:13
    No, she's delusional
    she isnt ugly, by any means, but she isnt too pretty either lol! it bugs me to no end when people's egos exceed the size of their air heads. i think those other women dislike her for another reason besides her beauty...
  • The River Rat 2012/04/06 00:21:02
    Yes, she's cute
    The River Rat
  • Old Nellie Bones 2012/04/05 23:48:06
    No, she's delusional
    Old Nellie Bones
    I wonder if she ever flew her learjet up to Nova Scotia to see the total eclipse of the sun.
  • Jimbo 2012/04/05 23:16:08
    No, she's delusional
    She should learn to use Photoshop
  • luigi1- in god we trust 2012/04/05 23:14:32
    Yes, she's cute
    luigi1- in god we trust
    Every woman I ever met gave themselves too much credit for being too pretty.
  • 666_Maggots~Mr. Arrogant Jew 2012/04/05 21:41:47
    No, she's delusional
    666_Maggots~Mr. Arrogant Jew
    Ick, she look plain and ugly as hell!!
  • XRenX 666_Mag... 2012/04/10 00:10:56
    She honestly look a TAD bit like she has mental disabilities.
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