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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
    +12
    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.

    This lady below is extraordinarily beautiful.
    Padma Lakshmi
    attributes shes average person cut lady extraordinarily beautiful padma lakshmi

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  • Gloria 2012/04/05 16:18:08 (edited)
    No, she's delusional
    Gloria
    +2
    My daughter is a hundred times more pretty than she is. So was my mother. So are my cousins.
  • jojac Gloria 2012/04/05 16:37:21
    jojac
    +2
    Hmmmm--I don't perceive that you are implying that you are the
    "ugly duckling" of the family.
  • Gloria jojac 2012/04/05 18:14:11
    Gloria
    The competition is rough!
  • Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of ... 2012/04/05 16:17:26
    No, she's delusional
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
  • taitaFa... Latti I... 2012/04/06 05:46:18
    taitaFalcon23
    +1
    I looked at her again; 24 hrs later and nope, she's not only not gotten prettier to me - she's lost ground as far as I'm concerned
  • LittleMistersMom 2012/04/05 16:16:48
    No, she's delusional
    LittleMistersMom
    I kind of wish there was another option. I mean, she's alright, but I wouldn't call her a super model. Honestly, I wonder if it's her attitude and over self-confidence that other women find off-putting. I have some very beautiful friends and co-workers, and it doesn't bother me one bit. But I had one that was decent, in nice shape, and thought she was God's gift to Men...yeah, she was pretty annoying.
  • captainquiggle 2012/04/05 16:12:55
    No, she's delusional
    captainquiggle
    +1
    She looks like a dude in drag. I'm sorry, but that's not hot stuff to me.
  • Erin 2012/04/05 16:08:26
    No, she's delusional
    Erin
    Why is it, that lately, so many are willing to make an a$$ of themselves in their attempts for their "15 minutes of fame" ??? She isn't a dog by any means, but she isn't Elizabeth Hurley dahhhleeng! (only fair to compare her with another "Britt" I say!) http://images.sodahead.com/pr...
  • animelover123 2012/04/05 16:00:19
    No, she's delusional
    animelover123
    +3
    She's not ugly but she would blend into the background here, she just looks like a normal mom of 3 boys.
  • Tara 2012/04/05 15:40:44
    No, she's delusional
    Tara
    +1
    She's nothing special.
  • Flamingolady 2012/04/05 15:40:18
    No, she's delusional
    Flamingolady
    +2
    Not in my estimation is she all that. MORON
  • Davey 2012/04/05 15:33:25 (edited)
    No, she's delusional
    Davey
    +1
    She kinda looks like that thing for the goonies. Someone get her a candy bar to shut her the hell up.

    Physically, she is about par for the course in my eyes, but that kind of arrogance makes a person real ugly, real fast.
  • wulfsong 2012/04/05 15:26:51
    No, she's delusional
    wulfsong
    +2
    She's a plain Jane. Not remarkable in either direction (beautiful or ugly).
  • Mtnsmith 2012/04/05 15:25:26
    No, she's delusional
    Mtnsmith
    +1
    Unfortunately for Ms. Brick, when women say other women don't like them for their looks, it usually means other women don't like them because they are unpleasant. I've heard more than a few women say this, and it was NEVER about their looks.
  • Zach 2012/04/05 15:25:09
    No, she's delusional
    Zach
    +3
    While I will admit she is attractive for her age She is nothing that would get other women jealous over. Also as she writes "Unfortunately women find nothing more annoying than someone else being the most attractive girl in a room." I think its the fact that your self centered rather that pretty that gets them annoyed
  • EClareForever101 2012/04/05 15:22:22
    No, she's delusional
    EClareForever101
  • Beautiful_Syn 2012/04/05 15:13:55
    No, she's delusional
    Beautiful_Syn
    +1
    I believe at 41 she just realized how catty other women can be towards each other!

    Since the age of 14 I have known that something or other about me or another girl would set other girls off, and at the age of 26 it has carried over & for simple things really.

    Example: A girl might have a lighter shade of brown hair and another girl whines & complains about it because secretly she wants that shade naturally yet she has to have her's out of a box.

    It's stupid but true, women are catty.
  • Chris - The Rowdy One! #187 2012/04/05 15:07:06
  • flrdsgns 2012/04/05 15:00:58
    Yes, she's cute
    flrdsgns
    +1
    She's cute, nothing outstanding though. Maybe the reason she doesn't get a promotion is not that she's "too pretty" but that she is such a conceited, shallow, bimbo.
  • wolf 2012/04/05 14:51:24
    No, she's delusional
    wolf
    +2
    If that ego was any larger, the earth would be thrown off its axis.
  • Sunrise.Ashes 2012/04/05 14:42:38
    No, she's delusional
    Sunrise.Ashes
    She may be attractive, but in looks only, because with self-assessments like that I bet she's a chore to be around. It's not her appearance that's the issue, it's the way she's branded herself as too attractive. People can deal with others being prettier, slimmer, more intelligent, funnier etc than them if they are humble about it. There's nothing attractive about someone bigging themselves up.
  • keliffa 2012/04/05 14:41:07
    Yes, she's cute
    keliffa
    I am glad she has good self esteem.
  • ADRIA 2012/04/05 14:38:40
    No, she's delusional
    ADRIA
    She is plain. Nothing special. Poor girl must have magic mirrors.
  • overdog001 2012/04/05 14:38:00
    No, she's delusional
    overdog001
    +3
    No, other women didn't freeze her out because of her looks. They froze her out because she's arrogant, delusional, shallow, and self-absorbed.
  • ADRIA overdog001 2012/04/05 14:40:03
    ADRIA
    LOL! Exactly!!!
  • Rave 2012/04/05 14:25:24
    No, she's delusional
    Rave
    +1
    I'm thinking it's a stunt.

    Or then she's just a woman that I really really do not want to ever be around, of course she'd only thing that meant that I was jealous and intimidated by her looks.
  • Angelika Insomniac 2012/04/05 14:24:12
    No, she's delusional
    Angelika Insomniac
    I learned from my first BF that men & women have vastly different ideas of beauty. He'd tell me I was beautiful & then say the same thing about some actress who, IMO, wasn't even cute.

    Women might be jealous of her because she gets free crap from men, but this writer should not confuse the response of men to her "beauty" as an affirmation that she's actually beautiful.
  • jackie Angelik... 2012/04/05 16:57:14
    jackie
    +1
    Lol with my ex boyfriend it was the exact opposite. He would say I'm very very pretty then an actor on tv he made a nasty faces and said she was ugly. To me, that lady is very vey pretty I don't think I stand a chance if anybody else was judging me and her.
  • Angelik... jackie 2012/04/06 15:24:27
    Angelika Insomniac
    Maybe your ex was trying to avoid a "discussion"t? ;-)
  • eliotbatchelor 2012/04/05 14:20:29
    No, she's delusional
    eliotbatchelor
    She's pretty, but not up there with the greats.
  • harley oldman 2012/04/05 14:18:29
    No, she's delusional
    harley oldman
    +2
    ........and them she SOBERED up..........
  • Angelik... harley ... 2012/04/06 15:26:05
  • Knot_Rich 2012/04/05 14:16:35
    Yes, she's cute
    Knot_Rich
    +2
    I'll go with "cute" anyway. Average but not exceptional. Nothing to be ashamed about, especially in this day of manufactured beauty where it's getting to the point that "normal" isn't good enough any more.
    I've been married almost 45 years, yes, to the same woman, and have heard lots and lots of stories, so many I won't even try to judge her remarks. It's hard for men to comprehend, but women can be some of the most mean and cruel creatures to each other on the face of the planet. While most men wouldn't even notice of their male co-worker wore the same shirt 3 times this week they'll notice if another womans toe nails aren't painted to match her hand bag. Many years ago I supervised a customer service department composed almost exclusively of women, and it's a nightmare. In fact, women will complain if another woman is too pretty and too likable to hate for being too pretty. Try to wrap your brains around that one guys.
  • Angelik... Knot_Rich 2012/04/05 14:28:11
    Angelika Insomniac
    +1
    LOL. So it was "She's pretty. I'd hate her if she wasn't so nice!"

    LMAO. Poor men. Don't try to understand us... ;-)
  • Knot_Rich Angelik... 2012/04/10 18:45:27
    Knot_Rich
    +1
    Indeed. I'm 63, been married 43 of those years, and I still don't understand, I've just learned to accept without understanding. It's the differences that make life interesting.
  • Angelik... Knot_Rich 2012/04/10 19:22:38
    Angelika Insomniac
    +1
    Very true. :-)
  • CAPISCE 2012/04/05 13:51:16
    Yes, she's cute
    CAPISCE
    +2
    She's cute but vanity is ugly
  • Angelik... CAPISCE 2012/04/05 14:32:01
    Angelika Insomniac
    +1
    Dude, I'm so vain Carly Simon wrote a song about me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
  • CAPISCE Angelik... 2012/04/09 22:05:32
  • CAPISCE Angelik... 2012/04/09 22:06:46
    CAPISCE
    +1
    Great song but she wrote it about Mick Jagger and Warren Beaty

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