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22nd Apr '18 3:48:28 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/AudreyHepburn; her characters were supposed to be embarrassingly frumpy and unattractive in such movies as ''Film/{{Sabrina}}'' and ''Film/FunnyFace'' (until the [[BeautifulAllAlong makeovers]]) ...even though she was voted [[http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/05/31/1085855500521.html the most beautiful woman in the world]]. Aside from having her wear plain clothes, the movies made no effort to hide her beauty. ValuesDissonance is partly at play here - as she didn't quite match the standards of beauty at the time, and wasn't as uptight about having her costumes hide her body flaws as other stars.

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* Creator/AudreyHepburn; her characters were supposed to be embarrassingly frumpy and unattractive in such movies as ''Film/{{Sabrina}}'' ''Film/{{Sabrina|1954}}'' and ''Film/FunnyFace'' (until the [[BeautifulAllAlong makeovers]]) ...even though she was voted [[http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/05/31/1085855500521.html the most beautiful woman in the world]]. Aside from having her wear plain clothes, the movies made no effort to hide her beauty. ValuesDissonance is partly at play here - as she didn't quite match the standards of beauty at the time, and wasn't as uptight about having her costumes hide her body flaws as other stars.
17th Apr '18 3:15:43 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' tried to treat Valerie as this when she first appeared - she acted as though it would be impossible for her to get a date. Emphasis was placed on her being socially awkward, but Lindsay Sloane was just as gorgeous as the other female stars. The show eventually abandons this and gets Valerie providing plenty of {{Fanservice}} (even an episode where she wears a SpyCatsuit).



* The makeover series ''The Swan'' received lots of criticism for the extensive plastic surgery the contestants had to get. One personal trainer even stated that most of the women could have just been given a good gym program, a trip to the salon and tips on what clothes would be flattering - as opposed to multiple cosmetic surgeries.



* Wrestling/{{Madusa}} in Wrestling/{{WCW}}. She had long been teased by {{heel}} wrestlers as "ugly" buy was still presented as attractive for her whole career, up until WCW, [[BrawnHilda where looking ugly compared to non wrestlers became her gimmick]]. And though [[YouGoGirl everyone remembers her cruiserweight title run]], she spent most of her time in WCW as a ''valet''.

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* Wrestling/{{Madusa}} in Wrestling/{{WCW}}. She had long been teased by {{heel}} wrestlers as "ugly" buy but was still presented as attractive for her whole career, up until WCW, [[BrawnHilda where looking ugly compared to non wrestlers became her gimmick]]. And though [[YouGoGirl everyone remembers her cruiserweight Cruiserweight title run]], she spent most of her time in WCW as a ''valet''.
8th Apr '18 9:44:59 PM Pisthetairos
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** Liz Lemon is seen as unattractive and gross by most of the other characters on the show. This is despite being played by Creator/TinaFey who is far from ugly in real life. She's not as much portrayed as unattractive as she is unappealing and undateable. It's suggested she is a woman whose life is out of order, wears inappropriate clothing, eats horribly, works too much and doesn't get enough sleep. The people who call her ugly are Jenna (who is crazy and jealous), Jack (who usually just points out her horrible choices) and Jack's associates (who have extremely high standards and are rich person mean). This portrayal could instead be the result of {{Unreliable Expositor}}s, given that she surrounds herself with horribly vain, manipulative people, and is ordinary only in comparison.

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** Liz Lemon is seen as unattractive and gross by most of the other characters on the show. This is despite being played by Creator/TinaFey who is far from ugly in real life. She's not as much portrayed as unattractive as she is unappealing and undateable. It's suggested she is a woman whose life is out of order, wears inappropriate clothing, eats horribly, works too much and doesn't get enough sleep. The people who call her ugly are Jenna (who is crazy and jealous), Jack (who usually just points out her horrible choices) and Jack's associates (who have extremely high standards and are rich person mean). This portrayal could instead be the result of {{Unreliable Expositor}}s, given that she surrounds herself with horribly vain, manipulative people, and is ordinary only in comparison. Her perceived attractiveness does seem to fluctuate at times, since Frank does say he considers her bone-worthy, to the detriment of Jenna, and Liz herself tries to invoke BeautifulAllAlong when she goes to her high school reunion, only to find out her schoolmates never found her too unattractive, but rather mean. Her HeelRealization comes from the reveal that she was her own UnreliableExpositor.


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*''Series/FutureMan'': The title character is presented as an unattractive loser, unable to get a girlfriend even when he's a wealthy pro-gamer, despite being played by a teenage hearthrob. The same trope is averted with his unnamed gamer friend, played by rapper Awkwafina, who is described as desireable and sexually active in spite of her nerd glasses and odd behavior.
30th Mar '18 6:19:26 PM RAraya
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* ''Series/CriminalMinds'': In the episode "Legacy", a SerialKiller is preying on impoverished streetwalkers and homeless people. But his victim ''du joir'' in the episode is played by an actress with the most perfect, straight, gleaming-white teeth -- the very personification of a million-dollar smile.

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* ''Series/CriminalMinds'': In the episode "Legacy", a SerialKiller is preying on impoverished streetwalkers and homeless people. But his victim ''du joir'' jour'' in the episode is played by an actress with the most perfect, straight, gleaming-white teeth -- the very personification of a million-dollar smile.



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* In both ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' and ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Lilith's general unattractiveness was harped on. Later in Frasier, though, they do play up the fact that Bebe Neuwirth is ''really'' hot [[SheCleansUpNicely when she turns off the frump and stops being so cold.]]

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* In both ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' and ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' (and earlier on in ''Series/{{Cheers}}''), Lilith's general unattractiveness was harped on. Later in Frasier, though, they do play up the fact that Bebe Neuwirth is ''really'' hot [[SheCleansUpNicely when she turns off the frump and stops being so cold.]]



* ''Series/{{Gotham}}'': Oswald Cobblepot, as one would expect, is constantly called a creepy freak in universe, with one character referring to him as a "freakish little man." This would be more convincing if he wasn't played by the [[PrettyBoy ridiculously pretty]] Robin Lord Taylor with a tiny nose prosthetic, [[LooksLikeCesare dark undereye shadows]], blotchy makeup, and stained teeth -- and even the last two of those disappeared in later episodes.

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* ''Series/{{Gotham}}'': Oswald Cobblepot, as one would expect, is constantly called a creepy freak in universe, with one character referring to him as a "freakish little man." This would be more convincing if he wasn't played by the [[PrettyBoy ridiculously pretty]] rather good-looking]] Robin Lord Taylor with a tiny nose prosthetic, [[LooksLikeCesare dark undereye shadows]], blotchy makeup, and stained teeth -- and even the last two of those disappeared in later episodes.



* One episode of ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' dealt with bad hair days. Ned's hair is stated in the episode to be really messy...even though it's at most ''very'' slightly more unruly than how he usually has it.

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* One episode of ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' dealt with bad hair "bad hair" days. Ned's hair is stated in the episode to be really messy...even though it's at most ''very'' slightly more unruly than how he usually has it.it.
** Lisa Zemo was this for the first two seasons, playing the role of AbhorrentAdmirer to Cookie. This situation was flipped over during the final season when Lisa got rid of the glasses, braces and changed her ward-robe and hair-style.



* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'': Ada, George's secretary in "The Secretary." George rejects attractive women for the position of secretary but Ada is not much more unattractive despite the implication. George himself could be this trope to viewers as well.

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* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'': Ada, George's secretary in "The Secretary." George rejects attractive women for the position of secretary but Ada is not much more unattractive despite the implication.
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George himself could be this trope to many viewers as well.well, his lack of attractiveness having more to do with his height, glasses, baldness and neuroses.



* Music/AvrilLavigne. In the video for "Girlfriend", we're supposed to believe that Avril's bratty punk-like "bad girl" character is more desirable than the nerdy girlfriend. That's a tough sell.... (WordOfGod says it's supposed to be satirical, but if that's true, it sure has one hell of a MisaimedFandom.).

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* Music/AvrilLavigne. In the video for "Girlfriend", we're supposed to believe that Avril's bratty punk-like "bad girl" character is more desirable than the nerdy girlfriend. That's a tough sell.... (WordOfGod says it's supposed to be satirical, but if that's true, it sure has one hell of a MisaimedFandom.).MisaimedFandom).



* ''ComicStrip/{{Dustin}}'': The title character's teenage sister is depicted as being quite unattractive ([[{{Gonk}} she was once compared to her dad]]) [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption and a failure with boys]] (which might contribute to her often-excessive focus over them). However she is not that far from her mother in the looks department, her "ugliness" having more to do with her usually "frumpy" clothes and her low dating record is likely linked to [[HollywoodDateless a family condition]].

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dustin}}'': The title character's [[BrattyTeenageDaughter teenage sister sister]] is depicted as being quite unattractive ([[{{Gonk}} she was once compared to her dad]]) [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption and a failure with boys]] (which ([[HormoneAddledTeenager which might contribute to her often-excessive focus over them). them]]). However she is not that far from her mother in the looks department, her "ugliness" having more to do with her usually "frumpy" frumpy clothes and her low dating record is likely linked to [[HollywoodDateless a family condition]].
27th Mar '18 7:15:11 PM DesertDragon
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* A perennial favorite of tabloid magazines is to show candid photos of starlets without makeup. But since most of them are still beautiful and the rest just look like average women, tabloids will choose pictures where the ladies look absolutely terrible: bad lighting, bad angle, bad posture, being tired or upset, making a face [[ItMakesSenseInContext at that moment]], and/or wearing frumpy clothing since they're not exactly going to the Met Gala. If ''that'' weren't enough, the photos are then compared to their best glamour shots, with the rather hypocritical implication that nothing in Hollywood is real.

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* A perennial favorite of tabloid magazines is to show candid photos of starlets without makeup. But since most of them are still beautiful and the rest just look like average women, even without cosmetics, tabloids will choose pictures where the ladies look absolutely terrible: absolute worst photos possible: bad lighting, bad angle, bad posture, being tired or upset, making a face [[ItMakesSenseInContext at that moment]], and/or wearing frumpy clothing since they're not exactly going to the Met Gala.clothing. If ''that'' weren't enough, the photos are then compared to their best glamour shots, with the rather hypocritical implication that nothing in Hollywood is real.
27th Mar '18 11:49:57 AM MiinU
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GenericCuteness is the animated equivalent of this trope, and the result is a very InformedDeformity. AdaptationalAttractiveness is when this trope is applied to characters who were plain in a show's source material, but have a better appearance in the adaptation. BeautyInversion is the use of makeup or prosthetics to successfully avert this trope. Compare BeautifulAllAlong, CoolLoser, HollywoodDateless, HollywoodNerd, and HollywoodPudgy (when people of average build are considered to be lumbering oxen by most Hollywood producers even if they're as fit as an Olympian). Contrast InformedAttractiveness and GorgeousGorgon.

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GenericCuteness is the animated equivalent of this trope, and the result is a very InformedDeformity. AdaptationalAttractiveness is when this trope is applied to characters who were plain in a show's source material, but have a better appearance in the adaptation. BeautyInversion is the use of makeup or prosthetics to successfully avert this trope. Compare

Related to ImNotPretty, which is when an otherwise attractive character believes they're not. Also compare:
BeautifulAllAlong, CoolLoser, HollywoodDateless, HollywoodNerd, and HollywoodPudgy (when people of average build are considered to be lumbering oxen by most Hollywood producers even if they're as fit as an Olympian). Contrast InformedAttractiveness and GorgeousGorgon.
10th Mar '18 4:00:44 PM JadeEyes1
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** The witch, Kendra, is described in the book as overweight and hideous, with bad teeth and skin, a hooked nose, green hair, and ratty black clothing (i.e. like a traditional WickedWitch). In the film, Kendra's "hideousness" is conveyed by a [[HollywoodPudgy slightly-plump]] Mary-Kate Olsen with a ghostly complexion, disheveled blonde hair, shaved eyebrows, heavy eye makeup, and an eccentric designer wardrobe (with the odd facial piercing and tattoo). She looks more like a Gothic fashion model than a high school outcast.
** [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2011/02/28 Then there is the beast himself.]] In the book, he's turned into an actual beast (fur, fangs, etcetera). In the movie, he just [[AdaptationalAttractiveness loses his hair and gets a lot of tattoos and scars]]. Not ideal, but nowhere near as bad as being an actual beast. The way he reacts to this updated appearance adds a lot of new implications about his character.

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** The witch, Kendra, is described in the book as overweight and hideous, with bad teeth and skin, a hooked nose, green hair, and ratty black clothing (i.e. like a traditional WickedWitch). In the film, Kendra's "hideousness" is conveyed by a [[HollywoodPudgy slightly-plump]] Mary-Kate Olsen with a ghostly complexion, disheveled blonde hair, shaved eyebrows, heavy eye makeup, and an eccentric designer wardrobe makeup (with the odd facial piercing and tattoo).tattoo), and (fashionably) eccentric hairstyles and outfits. She looks more like a Gothic fashion model than a high school outcast.
** The same goes for any of the other "ugly" students Kyle puts down during his campaign rally. None of them are even below-average appearance-wise, but he treats them as if they're hideously disfigured. Of particular note is a shy boy whom Kyle says has a "face like a burnt Lego".
** [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2011/02/28 Then there is the beast himself.]] In the book, he's turned into an actual beast (fur, fangs, etcetera). In the movie, he just [[AdaptationalAttractiveness loses his hair and gets a lot of tattoos and scars]]. Not ideal, but nowhere near as bad as being an actual beast. The way he reacts to this updated appearance (coupled with the way he treats average-looking people) adds a lot of new implications about his character.
10th Mar '18 3:13:33 PM JadeEyes1
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** The witch, Kendra, is described in the book as being overweight and hideous, with bad teeth and skin, a hooked nose and green hair (i.e. like a traditional WickedWitch). In the film, Kendra's "hideousness" is conveyed by a [[HollywoodPudgy slightly-plump]] Mary-Kate Olsen with a ghostly complexion, disheveled blonde hair, shaved eyebrows, and heavy eye makeup (with the odd facial piercing and tattoo). She looks more like a Gothic fashion model than a high school outcast.

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** The witch, Kendra, is described in the book as being overweight and hideous, with bad teeth and skin, a hooked nose and nose, green hair hair, and ratty black clothing (i.e. like a traditional WickedWitch). In the film, Kendra's "hideousness" is conveyed by a [[HollywoodPudgy slightly-plump]] Mary-Kate Olsen with a ghostly complexion, disheveled blonde hair, shaved eyebrows, and heavy eye makeup makeup, and an eccentric designer wardrobe (with the odd facial piercing and tattoo). She looks more like a Gothic fashion model than a high school outcast.
5th Mar '18 4:45:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''Theatre/{{Passion}}'': When the Creator/StephenSondheim musical was in previews, the director James Lapine had great trouble settling on a make-up look for the character Fosca. Fosca is ''supposed'' to be ugly -- that's the entire point of her character -- but whenever they used prosthetics to make the actress Donna Murphy look genuinely ugly, the audience lost all sympathy for the character. They ended up making Murphy up in pale "no make-up" make-up, giving her a mole, and dressing her in unflattering clothes; that was as much ugliness as the audience could take. Lest tropers unfamiliar with the work think poorly of those audiences, the character of Fosca isn't beautiful on the inside, either--she has deep psychological scars from a disastrous first marriage, and spends most of the show pursuing a man who has clearly and calmly indicated that 1. He's not interested and 2. He's already in a relationship (with a married woman but still...). [[spoiler:When he finally reciprocates at the end, it's not clear if he has learned to love her or if she has simply broken him.]]

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* ''Theatre/{{Passion}}'': When the Creator/StephenSondheim Music/StephenSondheim musical was in previews, the director James Lapine had great trouble settling on a make-up look for the character Fosca. Fosca is ''supposed'' to be ugly -- that's the entire point of her character -- but whenever they used prosthetics to make the actress Donna Murphy look genuinely ugly, the audience lost all sympathy for the character. They ended up making Murphy up in pale "no make-up" make-up, giving her a mole, and dressing her in unflattering clothes; that was as much ugliness as the audience could take. Lest tropers unfamiliar with the work think poorly of those audiences, the character of Fosca isn't beautiful on the inside, either--she has deep psychological scars from a disastrous first marriage, and spends most of the show pursuing a man who has clearly and calmly indicated that 1. He's not interested and 2. He's already in a relationship (with a married woman but still...). [[spoiler:When he finally reciprocates at the end, it's not clear if he has learned to love her or if she has simply broken him.]]
24th Feb '18 1:28:21 PM themasterplanner
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* ''Series/{{Gotham}}'': Oswald Cobblepot, as one would expect, is constantly called a creepy freak in universe, with one character referring to him as a "freakish little man." This would be more convincing if he wasn't played by the ridiculously pretty [[PrettyBoy Robin Lord Taylor]] with a tiny nose prosthetic, [[LooksLikeCesare dark undereye shadows]], blotchy makeup, and stained teeth -- and even the last two of those disappeared in later episodes.

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* ''Series/{{Gotham}}'': Oswald Cobblepot, as one would expect, is constantly called a creepy freak in universe, with one character referring to him as a "freakish little man." This would be more convincing if he wasn't played by the [[PrettyBoy ridiculously pretty [[PrettyBoy pretty]] Robin Lord Taylor]] Taylor with a tiny nose prosthetic, [[LooksLikeCesare dark undereye shadows]], blotchy makeup, and stained teeth -- and even the last two of those disappeared in later episodes.
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