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23rd Aug '16 4:15:25 AM DesertDragon
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* Every now and then, tabloid magazines will run a "shocking" cover story on how starlets look without makeup as they go about their day-to-day lives. Since most of them are still stunningly beautiful, such tabloids will choose the absolute worst candid photo possible, where the celeb in question is clearly tired, upset, contorting her face [[ItMakesSenseInContext at that particular moment]], shot from an unflattering angle (lighting can make or break a face), and/or wearing frumpy clothing since she's not exactly going to the Met Gala. If ''that'' weren't enough, the pic is then compared to her best glamour shot, with the rather ironic implication that nothing in Hollywood is real.

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* Every now and then, tabloid magazines will run a "shocking" cover story on how starlets look without makeup or Photoshop as they go about their day-to-day lives. Since most of them are still stunningly beautiful, such tabloids will choose the absolute worst candid photo possible, where the celeb in question is clearly tired, upset, contorting her face [[ItMakesSenseInContext at that particular moment]], shot from an unflattering angle (lighting can make or break a face), and/or wearing frumpy clothing since she's not exactly going to the Met Gala. If ''that'' weren't enough, the pic is then compared to her best glamour shot, with the rather ironic implication that nothing in Hollywood is real.
7th Aug '16 4:40:46 AM Adept
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* Any movie with SethRogen would play him up as unattractive, while many viewers would disagree.

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* Any movie with SethRogen Creator/SethRogen would play him up as unattractive, while many viewers would disagree.
26th Jul '16 4:31:27 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'':
** Bella Swan is terribly self-deprecating, describing herself as skinny, big-eyed and clumsy. Mind-reader Edward {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this when he tells her that she should have heard what the entire male student body was thinking when she first came to school. Depending on your opinion, it's made either worse or better in the movie: Better because you don't hear as many of her thoughts and therefore don't have to hear about how "plain" she is as often, or worse because she's being played by Creator/KristenStewart. It's indicated that Bella is pretty and feels ugly because of a lack of self confidence.
** James was described as being ugly as a vampire yet being played by Cam Gigandet makes you think that he's only ugly by Bella's standards. It ''does'' fix the [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop "only bad vampires are ugly"]] thing...
** Bella's friends were also more attractive in the movie, while their book descriptions tended to be...less than flattering ("fishy eyes", "hair like oil slick", etc) although again this may be due to Bella being an UnreliableNarrator.
26th Jul '16 4:23:17 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Several characters in the books are either hideous to start with, undergo lengthy imprisonment/disfigurement to deteriorate their looks, or even both. Tyrion and Theon are the most blatant examples of this. Yet on the show, these aspects are all downplayed significantly to maintain the actor's good looks. (Don't discount practicality, though-- it is difficult if not impossible to simulate certain injuries, like a missing nose, with makeup. And there's the expense/time/labor of maintaining a complicated makeup for the remainder of the series.)
*** As an example, Tyrion is described as follows after [[spoiler: the Battle of the Blackwater: "Three quarters of his nose was gone, and a chunk of his lip.]] Yet on the show he has only a minor scar under his eye with no other damage.
*** Even before that, though, Tyrion in the books is not only a "half-man" but grotesquely misshapen as well (hunchbacked with asymmetrical limbs, heterochromic eyes, and a hugely disproportionate head); Creator/PeterDinklage has achondroplasia and ''is'' a Little Person, but he's far from the deformed monstrosity that Tyrion is described as.
*** Brienne of Tarth is described in the book to be rather homely, built like a man and with a heavily freckled face. While she is by no means the most attractive female on the show, she's slightly plain at best.
*** Lampshaded in [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/comicsandcosplay/comics/critical-miss/11465-Game-of-Lady-Bones this episode]] of the ''CriticalMiss'' webcomic.
25th Jul '16 4:33:36 AM rvantong
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* ''Series/TheNightOf'': In the third episode, a shelter guy says people just like purebreds/pretty cats, and the cat that's getting locked up is refferred to as an " ugly cat." That cat was cute as hell.
24th Jul '16 3:33:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheBradyBunch'':

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* ''TheBradyBunch'': ''Series/TheBradyBunch'':
1st Jul '16 7:11:25 AM dibdobs
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** The list of things wrong with Charlie's hygiene include his breath smelling like cat or dog food, not owning deodorant or a toothbrush, being able to pull out four or more teeth without any effort, washing his testicles once a week, eating old cheese in rat traps, and having lice/bugs crawling over him. Played by the adorable Charlie Day.
26th Jun '16 6:27:30 PM ElectroKraken
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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', Solid Snake is supposed to be so ugly as a result of his accelerated ageing disease that at one point, when he takes his shirt off, he actually makes a grown woman cry. (His younger self was supposed to be a [[SlidingScaleOfBeauty World Class Beauty]], and women immediately show interest in him when he's wearing [[LatexPerfection makeup to look like his younger self]].) In practice, he still has a great body and finding him more attractive than his younger self is ''not'' a niche opinion amongst Solid Snake's generous EstrogenBrigade; people frequently remark that his younger self as it was rendered in ''MetalGearSolid4'' looks [[UncannyValley awkward-looking]] or even outright ugly, but as an old man he is extremely charismatic. The bottom line is that he looks like a very fit an 80-year-old when he's 42.

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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', Solid Snake is supposed to be so ugly as a result of his accelerated ageing disease that at one point, when he takes his shirt off, he actually makes a grown woman cry. (His younger self was supposed to be a [[SlidingScaleOfBeauty World Class Beauty]], and women immediately show interest in him when he's wearing [[LatexPerfection makeup to look like his younger self]].) In practice, he still has a great body and finding him more attractive than his younger self is ''not'' a niche opinion amongst Solid Snake's generous EstrogenBrigade; people frequently remark that his younger self as it was rendered in ''MetalGearSolid4'' looks [[UncannyValley awkward-looking]] or even outright ugly, but as an old man he is extremely charismatic. The bottom line is that he looks like a very fit an 80-year-old when he's 42.
20th Jun '16 11:35:53 PM JohnnyLurg
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** If there's a CutawayGag is about a famous woman, half the time it'll be about how she's an absolute hag[[note]]The other half are about her being a giant bitch[[/note]]. The list of women so insulted includes Helen Hunt, Creator/KirstenDunst, Creator/SarahJessicaParker ("she looks like a foot!"), Laura Linney, Creator/LauraDern, Creator/KateWinslet, Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal, Greta Van Susteren, Rosie O'Donnell, RachelMaddow and countless others, most of whom are considered very beautiful. This has the [[UnfortunateImplications unfortunate effect of making the writing staff look like misogynists]].

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** If there's a CutawayGag is about a famous woman, half the time it'll be about how she's an absolute hag[[note]]The other half are about her being a giant bitch[[/note]]. The list of women so insulted includes Helen Hunt, Creator/KirstenDunst, Creator/SarahJessicaParker ("she looks like a foot!"), Laura Linney, Creator/LauraDern, Creator/KateWinslet, Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal, Greta Van Susteren, Rosie O'Donnell, RachelMaddow RachelMaddow, Creator/PenelopeCruz and countless others, most of whom are considered very beautiful. This has the [[UnfortunateImplications unfortunate effect of making the writing staff look like misogynists]].
18th Jun '16 6:01:01 PM Tidal_Wave_17
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* [=SlimQuick=] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHYu5nXDBV8 commercials]], which advertise drinks to women. The commercial starts off with an overweight couple, and as the woman talks about all they've been doing to lose weight, the man gets skinnier while the woman gets frustrated. The commercial ends showing the woman how skinny she would look if she tried the drink. But due to GenericCuteness, both the [[BigBeautifulMan man]] and [[BigBeautifulWoman woman]] were already attractive before they both lost weight, whereas after they just look generically good looking.
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