Samantha Brick - too beautiful?

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Samantha Brick - too beautiful?
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Sat, 04-07-2012 - 7:12am

I saw this initially on the Today Show, so read the original article written by Samantha Brick, a British woman who says she has suffered because she is "too beautiful" and that women are jealous of her.

Oh, whaaa, I say. But I've just got to say: I don't consider her beautiful. Perhaps she doesn't photograph well, but I'm just not seeing it. She is blonde, but her hair is not exceptional. She has taken a lot of heat for her article.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2124246/Samantha-Brick-downsides-looking-pretty-Why-women-hate-beautiful.html

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Registered: 01-02-2008
Sat, 04-07-2012 - 9:15am

Hi;

Well I think she is very very pretty but maybe her personality is

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Registered: 04-17-2008
Sat, 04-07-2012 - 9:33am
I checked the link, and I agree with you. She is pretty, but certainly not exceptional. Maybe she isn't photogenic;some really good-looking people aren't. But I see scads of women in the media and in real life that are better-looking than her. I guess the thing for me is there is some sort of character flaw in this woman that she would give an interview decrying women's jealousy of her. There are thousands of beautiful women that carry on in their personal and professional lives that do not have these neuroses. Maybe it is the way she comes across. She probably has a princess-y personality which rubs people the wrong way. I know a number of gorgeous women. I am not envious of them because they aren't conceited, and don't act like they are better than the rest of us.
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Sat, 04-07-2012 - 10:24am
Ha! I saw this on a blog that I read every day. I'm sorry, but I have to agree with you. If I were setting her up on a blind date, I would not use the word beautiful when describing her. I'd probably use another adjective like: Attractive.
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Registered: 11-28-1999
Sat, 04-07-2012 - 10:40am

I agree--I would describe her as attractive but not beautiful and who knows what her personality is like?

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Registered: 07-16-2001
Sat, 04-07-2012 - 11:23am

I don't think I'd call her beautiful either.

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Registered: 09-12-2005
Sun, 04-08-2012 - 11:09pm

My first thought when I saw the pictures was "is that a joke" ? Then I remembered that beauty is really in the eye of the beholder. When I was a teen, I had 2 friends for whom the boys would go ga-ga over (and men too). In my opinion, they were just a little bit better than ordinary, that there were so many more good looking girls out there and I sincerely couldn't understand why. They were both really nice, but guys would fall for them without knowing them at all. I have one of them in my facebook, haven't seen her for years, but looking at her picture, I still don't understand why.

Another thing is that she might not be very photogenic, she does look better in the video.

And I think most men go crazy over blonds in general. Even if she has a relatively ordinary face.

I do find it amazing that people would pay for her right and left, but maybe in Europe men are just more generous. I can't picture men in Montreal doing that, but then, maybe I'm just not good-looking enough lol. I did get free drinks from a barman in a big club in Miami just this week, but it doesn't happen usually.

If she lives in France, well, men there are also more agressive when they want to get a woman's attention and I think they are less difficult when it comes to be attracted to a woman. I remember seeing a French show about beautiful women who purposely make themselves look less attractive to avoid men's attention and to tell you honestly, while they were attractive, I really couldn't undestand what was there to hide. Whereas many men in North America wouldn't do anything even if they are attracted to a woman, unless she's really pretty.

I totally believe that many other women would feel jealous of her if they find her attractive. So many people can't control their insecurities. For instance as someone who is thin, I've felt jealousy from women who were self-conscious about their weight.

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Registered: 09-12-2005
Sun, 04-08-2012 - 11:10pm

I sent the article to my male friend and he said that she's definetely pretty, I guess men have a different perspective....

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Registered: 07-16-2001
Sun, 04-08-2012 - 11:20pm
Ask him if he noticed her face or body first, and if the body influenced his opinion. Like, if he just saw her from the neck up, would he have the same opinion? And would he notice her as someone more attractive than other women on the street?

I'm curious.
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Registered: 10-17-2011
Tue, 04-10-2012 - 3:50pm

I dont get it either. I dont think she is even "pretty"

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Registered: 09-12-2005
Tue, 04-10-2012 - 6:28pm
shywon wrote:
Ask him if he noticed her face or body first, and if the body influenced his opinion. Like, if he just saw her from the neck up, would he have the same opinion? And would he notice her as someone more attractive than other women on the street?

I'm curious.

We didn't talk about the body, but he said that her face was symmetrical and don't remember what else, but that he has seen prettier. And he mentionned the "blond effect".

Well, I think that her body is pretty average, I don't think there's anything special to pay attention to.

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