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20th Jul '17 11:32:36 AM ChaoticNovelist
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Often, Beauty Is Bad appears alongside BeautyEqualsGoodness in the same work, especially in romantic situations, because of the DoubleStandard. The poor, working-class underdog will have rich pretty-boy rivals, all of whom have the personality of a toad. At the same time, the rich girl for whom he is competing will have a heart of gold despite being the most beautiful girl in school... UptownGirl and UglyGuyHotWife both run off "Beauty Is Bad, but only for men."

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Often, Beauty Is Bad appears alongside BeautyEqualsGoodness in the same work, especially in romantic situations, because of the DoubleStandard. The poor, working-class underdog will have rich pretty-boy rivals, all of whom have the personality of a toad. At the same time, the rich girl for whom he is competing will have a heart of gold despite being the most beautiful girl in school... UptownGirl and UglyGuyHotWife both run off "Beauty Is Bad, but only for men."" However, this not always the case. There are plenty of gorgeous {{Rich Bitch}}es in fiction too and a guy [[WrongGuyFirst might fall for originally her]] based on superficial beauty before moving on his less attractive (but still undoubtedly pretty) NiceGirl true love.
16th Jul '17 1:58:45 AM SideshowJazz19
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*** A promo for the finale of Total Drama World Tour says that Alejandro needs a shirt four times in both English and Spanish.
9th Jul '17 6:20:54 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' carries the "Lannister syndrome", from the books, but many of people outside of this family are both good-looking and morally good... -ish. A prominent non-Lannister example of this trope is Melisandre.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' carries the "Lannister syndrome", from the books, but books. The most kind-hearted adult Lannister is Tyrion, the least attractive. The increasing compassion of Jaime is relative to his increasing filthiness and wretchedness. Cersei, who is considered to be one of the most beautiful women in Westeros, is cruel, treacherous and occasionally murderous, while her handsome son Joffrey is a horrific psychopath. However, Tommen and Myrcella would appear to avert this. Tommen is a decent boy, if easily swayed by others, and Myrcella is by all accounts a normal, well-adjusted girl. Furthermore, many of people outside of this family are both good-looking and morally good... -ish. A prominent non-Lannister example of this trope is Melisandre.
6th Jul '17 8:52:28 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* On one hand Sable was ultra-popular for a while and brought back women's wrestling to mainstream promotions. On the other hand, she'd had so much plastic surgery she could barely bump and had to be carried through her matches by the more talented, and gorgeous, Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} and the deliberately odd-looking but also very talented Wrestling/LunaVachon. Even strictly WWE fans began to notice Sable's opponents tended to look a lot more capable facing each other than they did her, then the company itself lost interest in protecting Sable after too many behind the scenes disputes. This attitude became even more prevalent when WWE spent the better part of 2004 dedicating [[PlotTumor a quarter of its programming]] to a "quarter of a million dollar diva search" which repeatedly was stated ''not'' to be about finding another woman wrestler only to drop most of its women wrestlers after the contest was over and have untrained contestants who didn't even win the contest take their places. WWE have had a history of hiring people for their looks (though the smarks often miss out on the fact that their athleticism and ability to play a character is also tested), and while the worse parts of this practice have been dying off in TheNewTens - and plenty of legitimate wrestlers are hired in addition to models - the stereotype that all model-turned-wrestlers are terrible still hangs in the air.

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* On one hand Sable was ultra-popular for a while and brought back women's wrestling to mainstream promotions. On the other hand, she'd had so much plastic surgery she could barely bump and had to be carried through her matches by the more talented, and gorgeous, Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}}[[note]]Who herself was hired previously by Wrestling/{{WCW}} solely for her looks as the second to the evil Wrestling/KevinSullivan. Learning that she could wrestle was a happy coincidence for them[[/note]] and the deliberately odd-looking but also very talented Wrestling/LunaVachon. Even strictly WWE fans began to notice Sable's opponents tended to look a lot more capable facing each other than they did her, then the company itself lost interest in protecting Sable after too many behind the scenes disputes. This attitude became even more prevalent when WWE spent the better part of 2004 dedicating [[PlotTumor a quarter of its programming]] to a "quarter of a million dollar diva search" which repeatedly was stated ''not'' to be about finding another woman wrestler only to drop most of its women wrestlers after the contest was over and have untrained contestants who didn't even win the contest take their places. WWE have had a history of hiring people for their looks (though the smarks often miss out on the fact that their athleticism and ability to play a character is also tested), and while the worse parts of this practice have been dying off in TheNewTens - and plenty of legitimate wrestlers are hired in addition to models - the stereotype that all model-turned-wrestlers are terrible still hangs in the air.
6th Jul '17 4:26:02 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The flip side to this is that fans will automatically assume that any female who ''doesn't'' look like a supermodel or fit conventional standards of beauty must be a good wrestler (or why else would they be in the company?). A good example of this is Wrestling/TaminaSnuka - who was called up to TV and given a free pass by smarks for years because of her unconventional appearance (and the fact that she was the daughter of a Hall of Famer) - when she was one of the greener members of the roster.

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* The flip side to this is that fans will automatically assume that any female who ''doesn't'' look like a supermodel or fit conventional standards of beauty must be a good wrestler (or why else would they be in the company?). A Wrestling/{{Chyna}} wasn't incapable of having good example matches, but the majority of this is her WWF career consisted of forearms, particularly [[GroinAttack between the legs]] of opponents [[InTheBack approached from behind]]. Despite this, she's frequently held up as a great wrestler by people ''only'' familiar with her WWF work because she was a big, butch, bulky woman [[YouGoGirl who held a man's title belt]]. Wrestling/TaminaSnuka - who was called up to TV and given a free pass by smarks for years because of her unconventional appearance (and the fact that she was the daughter of a Hall of Famer) - when she was one of the greener members of the roster.roster in her time.
6th Jul '17 4:18:11 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* {{Invoked|Trope}} by Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE, who hired a famous Taiwanese model and pushed her as Yinling The Erotic Terrorist, leader of the [[AmazonBrigade Amazoness division]] of The [[Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada Takada Monster Army]] out to destroy professional wrestling. While she was initially pitted opposite more traditional choices such as kick boxing champion karate girl or veteran pro wrestlers such a [[Wrestling/AjaKong Erica]] and [[Wrestling/AmazingKong Margaret]], she also [[CueTheFlyingPigs scored a win]] over BigGood top {{face}} [[TheAce ace]] of HUSTLE, judo champion Wrestling/NaoyaOgawa, in [[TrollingCreator a parody]] of Wrestling/{{All Japan|ProWrestling}}'s attempt to push the much more renowned Akira Hokuto.

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* {{Invoked|Trope}} by Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE, who hired a famous Taiwanese model and pushed her as Yinling The Erotic Terrorist, leader of the [[AmazonBrigade Amazoness division]] of The [[Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada Takada Monster Army]] out to destroy professional wrestling. While she was initially pitted opposite more traditional choices conventional recruits such as kick boxing champion karate girl Karate Girl or veteran pro wrestlers such a [[Wrestling/AjaKong Erica]] and [[Wrestling/AmazingKong Margaret]], Margarete]], she also [[CueTheFlyingPigs scored a win]] over BigGood top {{face}} [[TheAce ace]] of HUSTLE, judo champion Wrestling/NaoyaOgawa, in [[TrollingCreator a parody]] of Wrestling/{{All Japan|ProWrestling}}'s attempt to push the much more renowned Akira Hokuto.
5th Jul '17 7:12:33 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* It is bad but celebrated in his own case with Panamanian wrestler VENENO, who briefly made "[[CardCarryingVillain El Guapo Siniestro" his official gimmick in IWRG. Of course he usually kept [[MaskedLuchador his looks hidden]] until Grand Markus Jr unmasked him two years later in Wrestling/{{CMLL}}. Mr. México and Poder Méxica had some fun [[TraumaticHairCut getting him shaved.]]

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* It is bad but celebrated in his own case with Panamanian wrestler VENENO, who briefly made "[[CardCarryingVillain El Guapo Siniestro" Siniestro]]" his official gimmick in IWRG. Of course he usually kept [[MaskedLuchador his looks hidden]] until Grand Markus Jr unmasked him two years later in Wrestling/{{CMLL}}. Mr. México and Poder Méxica had some fun [[TraumaticHairCut getting him shaved.]]
5th Jul '17 7:05:57 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* {{Invoked|Trope}} by ''Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE'', who hired a famous Taiwanese model and pushed her as Yinling The Erotic Terrorist, leader of the [[AmazonBrigade Amazoness division]] of The [[Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada Takada Monster Army]] out to destroy professional wrestling. While she was initially pitted opposite more traditional choices such as kick boxing champion karate girl or veteran pro wrestlers such a [[Wrestling/AjaKong Erica]] and [[Wrestling/AmazingKong Margaret]], she also [[CueTheFlyingPigs scored a win]] over BigGood top {{face}} [[TheAce ace]] of HUSTLE, judo champion Wrestling/NaoyaOgawa, in [[TrollingCreator a parody]] of Wrestling/{{All Japan|ProWrestling}}'s attempt to push the much more renowned Akira Hokuto.

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* {{Invoked|Trope}} by ''Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE'', Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE, who hired a famous Taiwanese model and pushed her as Yinling The Erotic Terrorist, leader of the [[AmazonBrigade Amazoness division]] of The [[Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada Takada Monster Army]] out to destroy professional wrestling. While she was initially pitted opposite more traditional choices such as kick boxing champion karate girl or veteran pro wrestlers such a [[Wrestling/AjaKong Erica]] and [[Wrestling/AmazingKong Margaret]], she also [[CueTheFlyingPigs scored a win]] over BigGood top {{face}} [[TheAce ace]] of HUSTLE, judo champion Wrestling/NaoyaOgawa, in [[TrollingCreator a parody]] of Wrestling/{{All Japan|ProWrestling}}'s attempt to push the much more renowned Akira Hokuto.
5th Jul '17 7:05:22 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Former ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' Playmate April Hunter, who debuted in Wrestling/{{WCW}} roughly a year after Sable won the women's championship, knew from the get go she was going to run right into this trope. She eventually came to embrace it, putting together a trio with Taylor Made and Allysin Kay that call themselves Made In Sin, [[CardCarryingVillain a name not]] chosen JustForPun.
* It is bad but celebrated in his own case with Panamanian wrestler VENENO, who briefly made "El Guapo Siniestro" his official gimmick in IWRG. Of course he usually kept [[MaskedLuchador his looks hidden]] until Grand Markus Jr unmasked him two years later in Wrestling/{{CMLL}}

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* Former ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' Playmate April Hunter, who debuted in Wrestling/{{WCW}} roughly a year after Sable won the women's championship, championship belt, knew from the get go she was going to run right into this trope. She eventually came to embrace it, putting together a trio with Taylor Made and Allysin Kay that call themselves Made In Sin, [[CardCarryingVillain a name not]] chosen JustForPun.
* It is bad but celebrated in his own case with Panamanian wrestler VENENO, who briefly made "El "[[CardCarryingVillain El Guapo Siniestro" his official gimmick in IWRG. Of course he usually kept [[MaskedLuchador his looks hidden]] until Grand Markus Jr unmasked him two years later in Wrestling/{{CMLL}}Wrestling/{{CMLL}}. Mr. México and Poder Méxica had some fun [[TraumaticHairCut getting him shaved.]]
* {{Invoked|Trope}} by ''Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE'', who hired a famous Taiwanese model and pushed her as Yinling The Erotic Terrorist, leader of the [[AmazonBrigade Amazoness division]] of The [[Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada Takada Monster Army]] out to destroy professional wrestling. While she was initially pitted opposite more traditional choices such as kick boxing champion karate girl or veteran pro wrestlers such a [[Wrestling/AjaKong Erica]] and [[Wrestling/AmazingKong Margaret]], she also [[CueTheFlyingPigs scored a win]] over BigGood top {{face}} [[TheAce ace]] of HUSTLE, judo champion Wrestling/NaoyaOgawa, in [[TrollingCreator a parody]] of Wrestling/{{All Japan|ProWrestling}}'s attempt to push the much more renowned Akira Hokuto.



* IWRG luchador El Guapo Siniestro was of this opinion, and if his name didn't give it away, [[CardCarryingVillain based this view on himself]]. Mr. México and Poder Méxica had some fun [[TraumaticHairCut getting him shaved.]]
15th Jun '17 2:55:04 PM fearlessnikki
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* Any of the [[GirlPosse plastics]] in ''Film/MeanGirls'' particularly Regina George are rude and cruel to the other students in their school that they don't consider as popular and attractive as them.

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* Any of the [[GirlPosse plastics]] in ''Film/MeanGirls'' particularly Regina George are rude and cruel to the other students in their school that they don't consider as popular and attractive as them. There also exists a fan theory that [[CoolLoser Janis]] is a former AlphaBitch precisely because of the beauty of her actress Lizzy Caplan[[note]]Who almost didn't get the role because producers thought she was too pretty to play the outsider.[[/note]]



%%* Chuck Bass in ''Series/{{Gossip Girl}}''.

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%%* Chuck Bass in * ''Series/{{Gossip Girl}}''.Girl}}'''s TheBeautifulElite are spoiled, prissy, vain and bitchy. The more sympathetic protagonists - Dan, Jenny, Vanessa - are attractive in a less conventional way. Serena however is a subversion. While a straight example before the series began, she's had a HeelRealization and is trying to become TheAtoner.
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