UK Daily Mail article about being pretty...have you seen this?

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I have a tall, modelesque blonde friend who gets more attention from men than I have ever met. Men have left their wives for her she is THAT pretty. She also has more female friends then anyone I know because she is fun, outgoing and an awesome friend.

I doubt it has anything to do with her looks and more to do with her attitude and arrogance.
Originally Posted by Nej
I have a friend like that. She's a magnet.

The night I met her, she managed to get a Philadelphia sandwich shop to open up way after hours and give her a free sandwich, then got a ride home from a cop on a motorcycle. It's hilarious!
Originally Posted by Munchy
hahaha sounds about the same! It's like hanging out with pure magic sometimes. This is why I don't buy the "no one likes me because I'm pretty" argument. Most likely no one likes you because of your personality!

I'm sure some girls are insecure and don't like her because of her looks, in fact I know they do, but that doesn't stop her from living an amazing life full of wonderful people.
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She actually looks a lot like a good friend of mine. Thankfully the personalities are completely different!

I do recall my friend getting a lot of attention from guys back in school and college, and she still turns heads. In her face, my friend is fairly average looking, but it's the tall, slender, blonde thing — gets 'em every time. It's the cultural ideal or whatever. [I don't see things that way at all, but I realize society does.]

Last edited by wild~hair; 04-04-2012 at 09:58 AM.
I would say, even though I call people ugly all day long, only if I know of their personality (unless it's beyonce and rhianna they're just ug cause they're annoying as hell) to me, I think she's pretty because I can see where the pretty is, I wouldn't date her, but I don't find women attractive so.... but lots of guys go crazy over some "average and beastly" looking women. Who knows why? It's a mystery. Of course women are gonna hate, saying she's not pretty, because we're women, that's what we do, hate on other women. Isn't there like some proof that men, look at certain parts of women and women look at the whole picture, or reverse, whatever, so maybe they just see the good stuff, or what they want. Maybe she radiates confidence so that her so called ugly looks are overshadowed, and that's why they like her. Maybe she has game, and her friends don't. I don't know.

Maybe I'm being a bit sensitive, but I find it insulting that everyone here is straight up saying she's average, and if you're average, that means you're not pretty, which means you're ugly. Cause I mean what's the point of being in-between? People don't throw up when they look at you? Might as well be ugly if ya ain't pretty.

*steps off of sensitive box*
Originally Posted by murrrcat
I'm not hating and I don't appreciate the "hating because we're women" characterization (which men love to perpetuate).

I do not think this woman is pretty. Do I think other people find her attractive? Yeah, because she's tall and slim and there's a white standard of beauty that equates white and blond with beautiful. And beauty is in the eye of the beholder, after all. But one, I don't buy into that standard and find those traits to be fairly uninteresting, and two, I just don't think she has features that add up to a pretty face. She's at best an average-looking woman. It happens.
I'm sure some of the women other posters are describing as magnetic and gorgeous might be average-looking in my eyes just as someone they consider average-looking might be gorgeous in my eyes.

Putting all that aside, she's not exactly endearing herself to anyone going on about how awful people are to her solely because's she beautiful. Lady, maybe it's just your off-putting personality!

Also, I think you're off about people being ugly if they're average. I find people mostly get categorized as good-looking or not. Most people wind up on the good-looking side unless they're horribly disfigured or something. We humans are shallow, but not to the point where we really break down people's looks to determine if they're truly beautiful. From a distance, we might do that. But it doesn't work that way with people we actually know because knowing someone affects how we perceive them. You get used to someone's face and you view it differently because you see a person rather than just a stranger, a body, a set of features.

Last edited by Saria; 04-04-2012 at 10:16 AM.
The Daily Mail is a troll tabloid that sells outrage. The lady who wrote this is one of their IRL troll employees. Don't get trolled by this BS.
I find it insulting that everyone here is straight up saying she's average, and if you're average, that means you're not pretty, which means you're ugly.
Originally Posted by murrrcat
average means you're average.

it doesn't mean you're "pretty" which is obviously subjective, and it doesn't mean you're "ugly", which is also subjective.

that's not hating... thems the facts...
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I read this article and thought it was an April fools joke one day late.


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Originally Posted by Springcurl
It sounds like an article from The Onion!

She is FAR from "too pretty." I mean, she's fine. But from the sound of it you would think she's Alessandra Ambrosio or something...

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Originally Posted by LAwoman
LOL, I don't even think she's pretty.
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I think women who are young, white, slim and blond (and often, fake-tanned and dressed/made up to impress) are generally considered "attractive" in this culture regardless of their actual features and attributes. That's the white beauty standard. Add real or fake big breasts for extra impact.

This woman doesn't meet that standard to me because she doesn't appear "young." She probably did meet it 10 or 20 years ago and from a distance, in certain lighting with certain makeup, still could, but not in that picture. That doesn't mean she isn't (or is) attractive, but she isn't the stereotypical version of attractive to me.

The text of the article itself is BS, obviously.
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Yeah, I agree - and have always believed - that thin, white and blond generally equals attractive to many people regardless of one's actual facial features.
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Yeah, I agree - and have always believed - that thin, white and blond generally equals attractive to many people regardless of one's actual facial features.
Originally Posted by The New Black
Pretty much.

I also LOL'ed when she said she is looking forward to wrinkles - she already has them!

I almost wonder if this article was a cheap attempt at race-baiting or something as it just seems too ridiculous. I KNOW there are way prettier stereotypical blonds they could have enlisted.
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Wow! How to win friends and influence people fail.

But then it is the Daily Fail. Don't put too much thought or energy into it.
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Yeah, I agree - and have always believed - that thin, white and blond generally equals attractive to many people regardless of one's actual facial features.
Originally Posted by The New Black
Yes you get points just for being blonde, since it's not common in our culture.
Yeah, I agree - and have always believed - that thin, white and blond generally equals attractive to many people regardless of one's actual facial features.
Originally Posted by The New Black
Yes you get points just for being blonde, since it's not common in our culture.
Originally Posted by Josephine
But most of the people getting points for it are bottle blonds, as this woman admitted she is. Blond is the most purchased hair colour by far.
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Yeah, I agree - and have always believed - that thin, white and blond generally equals attractive to many people regardless of one's actual facial features.
Originally Posted by The New Black
Yes you get points just for being blonde, since it's not common in our culture.
Originally Posted by Josephine
But most of the people getting points for it are bottle blonds, as this woman admitted she is. Blond is the most purchased hair colour by far.
Originally Posted by Amneris
Yea I don't think guys really care about that, except for oddly particular ones, lol!

Side story - I was going to lunch with coworkers once (including the director) and they stopped to let a woman pass and one impatient guy(who was gay) got annoyed and they all said, she's blonde, it's the rule, you gotta let her go ahead of you. Of course I raised a fuss, jokingly.

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Yeah, I agree - and have always believed - that thin, white and blond generally equals attractive to many people regardless of one's actual facial features.
Originally Posted by The New Black
Yes you get points just for being blonde, since it's not common in our culture.
Originally Posted by Josephine
You mean natural blondes aren't common, right?
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I used to have one of those tall, thin, blonde friends, too! Men would do seriously stupid things to get her attention. It was hilarious because she usually failed to notice! She had been overweight before I met her, and told me she still saw that person when she looked in a mirror, and just tended to assume no one would hit on her.

Obviously, she didn't have the "I'm better than you" attitude I suspect the woman featured in the link did, and I suspect that attitude makes her an ugly woman no one wants around.
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Yes you get points just for being blonde, since it's not common in our culture.
Originally Posted by Josephine
But also because of White Womanhood and the youthful connotations of blond hair (because children's blond hair usually darkens to brown as they grow up).
I'm not surprised at the backlash; I am surprised that she's surprised. I'm not sure what she thought was going to happen.

She's good-looking but her attitude is pretty deliberately obtuse. She takes healthy self-esteem into narcissist territory.
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I would say she is average-looking to pretty, but "pretty" is subjective. I work in the beauty industry as well, and we are taught to not be too subjective and to bring out the beauty in women. I wouldn't say she's model material though. Her figure is not that great (hello belly!), as we see in the second link posted. She is not ugly, but I would not see men fawning over her. I have a feeling it's more of the flirtiness that gets her noticed.

My hubby is good-looking, not model-handsome, but he's been known to be a flirt. He gets more attention and goodies than I do when we're around women because of his flirtiness. Despite his belly! LOL

An old high school term comes to mind - Upstuck. Meaning you're not so good looking enough to be stuck up (as you think you are), so you're upstuck.

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Last edited by CurliLocks; 04-04-2012 at 06:44 PM.
It's just because she's not in the US:

I have lived and worked in Los Angeles and I doubt that such a reaction to my piece would have happened there. For in the U.S. you're expected to look good and you're rightly applauded for it.


LOL only in LA?

And I guess the photo of her with her gun wielding husband is supposed to make us scared? LOL Whatever lady.
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