Right. So your answer is ignorance. You seem to limit your exposure to your “social circle,”. It's good that you are open-minded to curls but there's a world outside your limited social circle and it's pretty big. I offered up examples like media, pop culture and 'Hall of Shame' to educate you as it regards the prevalence of the anti-curl mentality in that world.
Yes, of course anecdotal cases exist, like you and the other person you've quoted. To your/their credit, it's refreshing to hear from two people who are the exception to the rule. It doesn't “just boil down to who you surround yourself with”. Ideally we are only exposed to people whose values align w/ours, but in reality that's not the case. Where you have a point is that it certainly helps
to have such people around. But one still has to deal w/outside influences, usually on a daily basis.
As far as you “not knowing of” curly-haired celebrities: well, either someone will believe you on that or not. Seems far-fetched to me, but who knows. What's true is there aren't a bunch of males citing examples of fav curly women on this thread (or elsewhere in the forums), though they've repeatedly pointed out fav curly men over time.