I’M BEAUTIFUL. DON’T HATE ME
Is this woman a total idiot? Or does she have a point?
Personally, I think she’s a total idiot.
Samantha Brick and French husband Pascal Rubinat. Photograph via Daily Mail.
Samantha Brick says that because she is tall, slim, blonde and pretty most females she meets are jealous. She claims to have been shunned in social circles, disadvantaged in the office and has never been invited to be a bridesmaid.
“I find that older women are the most hostile to beautiful women — perhaps because they feel their own bloom fading,” she writes in the UK Daily Mail.
“Women have always measured themselves against each other by their looks rather than achievements — and it can make the lives of the good-looking very difficult.”
Yep, Samantha is doing it tough.
I wouldn’t even bother with this story, except that I was born with a bi-lateral cleft palate and lip – a disadvantage in the looks department, you’d have to say – and my younger sister is a raving beauty.
My sister Helen is quite, quite stunning. A doppelganger for Sophia Loren. (On a trip together in Paris to she was trailed after by adoring multitudes shouting: “Sophia, Sophia”.)
Yes, grown men swoon in her presence and always have.
All her life my sister has fielded the bottles of champagne and suggestive notes from men, just as described by Ms Brick: “On a recent flight to New York, I was delighted when a stewardess came over and gave me a bottle of champagne.”
‘This is from the captain — he wants to welcome you on board and hopes you have a great flight today,’ she explained.
“You’re probably thinking ‘what a lovely surprise’. But while it was lovely, it wasn’t a surprise. At least, not for me.
“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.”
“I’m not smug and I’m no flirt, yet over the years I’ve been dropped by countless friends who felt threatened if I was merely in the presence of their other halves. If their partners dared to actually talk to me, a sudden chill would descend on the room.”
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