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* In a Dannon Oikos greek yoghurt ad, two ladies are discussing how eating it turns the next man you see into John Stamos. The man who comes in next is treated as if he's an unattractive slob but is actually an above average looking guy with a sunburn. The comments on the Website/YouTube posting of the advert verify this with many girls saying they thought the first guy was hot and some preferring him over John Stamos.

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* In a Dannon Oikos greek Greek yoghurt ad, two ladies are discussing how eating it turns the next man you see into John Stamos. The man who comes in next is treated as if he's an unattractive slob but is actually an above average looking guy with a sunburn. The comments on the Website/YouTube posting of the advert verify this with many girls saying they thought the first guy was hot and some preferring him over John Stamos.



** Given the nature of the curse, there's also the implication that a lot of Sophie's "homeliness" are self esteem issues on her part. In scenes where she shows confidence she becomes younger and prettier while insecurity or defensiveness lead to the older and wrinled curse form.

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** Given the nature of the curse, there's also the implication that a lot of Sophie's "homeliness" are self esteem issues on her part. In scenes where she shows confidence she becomes younger and prettier while insecurity or defensiveness lead to the older and wrinled wrinkled curse form.



* ’’Comicbook/WonderWoman’’: The first Silver Swan Helena Alexandros is treated as if she were a hag but despite having freckles and an overall mousy demeanor, she is actually quite cute.
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* ’’Comicbook/WonderWoman’’: ''Franchise/WonderWoman'': The first Silver Swan Helena Alexandros is treated as if she were a hag but despite having freckles and an overall mousy demeanor, she is actually quite cute.
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* ''Film/HarryPotter'': Hermione Granger is a source of debate amongst fans. She is described as plain in the books with bushy brown hair and large front teeth. The films have Creator/EmmaWatson, who starts out cute and, as she ages, becomes positively stunning in the role. In-universe the books are in Harry's perspective, and he [[LikeBrotherAndSister simply doesn't see Hermione like that]]; the only one who outright says she's ugly is AlphaBitch Pansy Parkinson. (Parkinson herself is described as having a "face like a [[http://www.pugdogpage.com/wp-content/uploads/Pug_Dog2.jpg pug]]" in the book, but is played by a fairly cute actress, who simply has a turned-up nose.) Harry himself says otherwise in later books. It's worth noting that from age 14, Hermione started to attract admirers in Viktor Krum, Cormac [=McLaggen=] and of course [[OfficialCouple Ron Weasley]]. The only time in the movies she was said to not be pretty was when she was referred to as a "homely but ambitious girl" in ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire The Goblet of Fire]]'' film, and that was in an article published by [[MaliciousSlander Rita Skeeter]].

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* ''Film/HarryPotter'': Hermione Granger is a source of debate amongst fans. She is described as plain in the books with bushy brown hair and large front teeth. The films have Creator/EmmaWatson, who starts out cute and, as she ages, becomes positively stunning in the role. In-universe the books are in Harry's perspective, and he [[LikeBrotherAndSister simply doesn't see Hermione like that]]; the only one who outright says she's ugly is AlphaBitch Pansy Parkinson. (Parkinson herself is described as having a "face like a [[http://www.pugdogpage.com/wp-content/uploads/Pug_Dog2.jpg pug]]" pug" in the book, but is played by a fairly cute actress, who simply has a turned-up nose.) Harry himself says otherwise in later books. It's worth noting that from age 14, Hermione started to attract admirers in Viktor Krum, Cormac [=McLaggen=] and of course [[OfficialCouple Ron Weasley]]. The only time in the movies she was said to not be pretty was when she was referred to as a "homely but ambitious girl" in ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire The Goblet of Fire]]'' film, and that was in an article published by [[MaliciousSlander Rita Skeeter]].



* Creator/UmaThurman gets this treatment in the film ''Film/FinalAnalysis'', where a lack of makeup is enough to make her the mousy and plain younger sister to the glamorous Kim Basinger.

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* Creator/UmaThurman gets this treatment in the film ''Film/FinalAnalysis'', where a lack of makeup is enough to make her the mousy and plain younger sister to the glamorous Kim Basinger.Creator/KimBasinger.



** In the 2005 movie, Lizzie Bennett, described by Mr. Darcy as 'tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me', is played by Creator/KeiraKnightley. While this is used to show Darcy as a jerk, it's made clear older sister Jane is the beauty of the county while Elizabeth is fairly attractive but not stunningly beautiful - words that do not describe Keira Knightley.[[note]]What makes this especially odd is that Keira was nearly turned down for being too glamorous to be Lizzie.[[/note]] It's even worse with Mary, Once they get into their ballgowns, it becomes ridiculous to call her plain, or plainer than her sisters.

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** In the 2005 movie, Lizzie Bennett, described by Mr. Darcy as 'tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me', is played by Creator/KeiraKnightley. While this is used to show Darcy as a jerk, it's made clear older sister Jane is the beauty of the county while Elizabeth is fairly attractive but not stunningly beautiful - words that do not describe Keira Knightley.[[note]]What makes this especially odd is that Keira was nearly turned down for being too glamorous to be Lizzie.[[/note]] It's even worse with Mary, Mary. Once they get into their ballgowns, it becomes ridiculous to call her plain, or plainer than her sisters.



* ''{{Film/Heartbreakers}}'' has Paige react with disgust that her mother liked Dean, claiming she has to be in serious denial when she says "Dean was kind of cute". You'd think Ray Liotta was a hunchbacked leper from how she goes on about him.
* The portrayal of Eunice in ''What's Up, Doc?'' combines this with ValuesDissonance. Despite being played by Madeline Khan, she's the target of multiple ugly jokes in the film, mainly from Barbara Streisand's character of Judy. This along with Eunice being supposedly a needy, high-maintenance shrew is supposed to make the audience want Howard to end up with Judy despite Judy being an obsessive troublemaking stalker who brings chaos wherever she shows up.

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* ''{{Film/Heartbreakers}}'' has Paige react with disgust that her mother liked Dean, claiming she has to be in serious denial when she says "Dean was kind of cute". You'd think Ray Liotta Creator/RayLiotta was a hunchbacked leper from how she goes on about him.
* The portrayal of Eunice in ''What's Up, Doc?'' ''Film/WhatsUpDoc'' combines this with ValuesDissonance. Despite being played by Madeline Khan, she's the target of multiple ugly jokes in the film, mainly from Barbara Streisand's Music/BarbraStreisand's character of Judy. This along with Eunice being supposedly a needy, high-maintenance shrew is supposed to make the audience want Howard to end up with Judy despite Judy being an obsessive troublemaking stalker who brings chaos wherever she shows up.



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* ''Series/{{Chuck}}''

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* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'': One episode involved the GirlOfTheWeek bribing Will into going on dates with her, despite him being unattracted to her. At one point, Judge Carl Robertson makes fun of her appearance. However, it's pretty obvious that the girl in question is a pretty actress who just happens to have unflattering hair and clothes, and glasses. Hilariously, said girl eventually reveals that she views Will as the Hollywood Homely with his stupid haircut and his big ears, and only bribed him to go out with her to raise her own popularity. This is Will Smith.

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* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'': One episode involved the GirlOfTheWeek bribing Will into going on dates with her, despite him not being unattracted attracted to her. At one point, Judge Carl Robertson makes fun of her appearance. However, it's pretty obvious that the girl in question is a pretty actress who just happens to have unflattering hair and clothes, and glasses. Hilariously, said girl eventually reveals that she views Will as the Hollywood Homely with his stupid haircut and his big ears, and only bribed him to go out with her to raise her own popularity. This is Will Smith.



** [[GenkiGirl Rachel Berry]] is supposedly less attractive than [[AllGuysWantCheerleaders Quinn Fabray]]. Now, Quinn's actress, Dianna Agron, is gorgeous, but Rachel's played by [[http://www.jasonthegleek.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Lea-Michele-Loreal-Paris-Ads-1.jpeg Lea Michele]]. In one episode, Finn describes Rachel has having "a smoking hot body... if you don't like boobs." Rachel is noticeably curvier than Quinn. In an [[http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv/la-en-lea-michele2-2009dec02,0,6625011.story interview]] with the actress she mentions how the character is not supposed to be seen as attractive in the show. Once she [[ImportantHaircut got bangs]], started wearing more flattering clothing, and became more friendly with the glee club, the show stopped being shy about the fact that she's beautiful.

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** [[GenkiGirl Rachel Berry]] is supposedly less attractive than [[AllGuysWantCheerleaders Quinn Fabray]]. Now, Quinn's actress, Dianna Agron, is gorgeous, but Rachel's played by [[http://www.jasonthegleek.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Lea-Michele-Loreal-Paris-Ads-1.jpeg [[https://media.gq.com/photos/5582cfc6e52bc4b477a9ea34/master/w_704,h_964,c_limit/entertainment-2010-11-glee-glee07.jpg Lea Michele]]. In one episode, Finn describes Rachel has having "a smoking hot body... if you don't like boobs." Rachel is noticeably curvier than Quinn. In an [[http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv/la-en-lea-michele2-2009dec02,0,6625011.story interview]] with the actress she mentions how the character is not supposed to be seen as attractive in the show. Once she [[ImportantHaircut got bangs]], started wearing more flattering clothing, and became more friendly with the glee club, the show stopped being shy about the fact that she's beautiful.



* ''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.

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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 referred to as an " ugly cat." That cat was cute as hell.



* ''OrphanBlack'' dances rings around this trope, featuring as it does multiple very different-looking clone characters all played by the very attractive TatianaMaslany. Thanks to superb makeup and subtle performance, it is often impossible to tell they are the same person, and chances are you will find yourself calling one of them "the pretty one". This is particularly true of Krystal, the vapid, ValleyGirl manicurist and the one character whose makeup is specifically designed to enhance her attractiveness. She even {{lampshade}}s this in Season 4, declaring that she can't be a clone of the main character because "She's a 7 on a good day, and I've been told I'm a 10."

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* ''OrphanBlack'' ''Series/OrphanBlack'' dances rings around this trope, featuring as it does multiple very different-looking clone characters all played by the very attractive TatianaMaslany. Thanks to superb makeup and subtle performance, it is often impossible to tell they are the same person, and chances are you will find yourself calling one of them "the pretty one". This is particularly true of Krystal, the vapid, ValleyGirl manicurist and the one character whose makeup is specifically designed to enhance her attractiveness. She even {{lampshade}}s this in Season 4, declaring that she can't be a clone of the main character because "She's a 7 on a good day, and I've been told I'm a 10."



** When Trina offers to kiss a kid who previously came on to the other three main female characterrs he's grossed out. She's played by the far from unattractive [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm4117871104/nm1508859 Daniella Monet]].

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** When Trina offers to kiss a kid who previously came on to the other three main female characterrs characters he's grossed out. She's played by the far from unattractive [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm4117871104/nm1508859 Daniella Monet]].



* ''Vieja yo?'': The Venezuelan soap played with this. Margot, is a HouseWife just turned 50 who has tried to be an actress for years, and thanks to her skills she ends fronting for an old man to discover who are the really truthful people in his company. Everybody keeps calling "old hag" (even her very unfaithful husband and her three kids), and everybody around treats her like she was truly an hideous old prune. Of course, she is interpreted by [[http://www.notas.com/html/html/Vieja%20yo%203%20MIMI%20LAZO%20Y%20ADRIAN%20DELGADO%204.JPG Mimi Lazo]], who is the Venezuelan poster lady for GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave, and all the calling out is put in the mouth of people who are either envious of her luck and/or looks, or far older and uglier -- people who has other reasons to dislike her and just use the "old hag" card to hurt her. Unluckily, her younger {{Love Interest|s}} fell into the InformedAttractiveness, as he gained weight during the soap and put in clothing too formal for the poor man in an intent to become more visually suitable for the heroine, but still referred as the second hottest men in the setting.

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* ''Vieja yo?'': The Venezuelan soap played with this. Margot, is a HouseWife {{housewife}} just turned 50 who has tried to be an actress for years, and thanks to her skills she ends fronting for an old man to discover who are the really truthful people in his company. Everybody keeps calling "old hag" (even her very unfaithful husband and her three kids), and everybody around treats her like she was truly an hideous old prune. Of course, she is interpreted by [[http://www.notas.com/html/html/Vieja%20yo%203%20MIMI%20LAZO%20Y%20ADRIAN%20DELGADO%204.JPG Mimi Lazo]], who is the Venezuelan poster lady for GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave, and all the calling out is put in the mouth of people who are either envious of her luck and/or looks, or far older and uglier -- people who has other reasons to dislike her and just use the "old hag" card to hurt her. Unluckily, her younger {{Love Interest|s}} fell into the InformedAttractiveness, as he gained weight during the soap and put in clothing too formal for the poor man in an intent to become more visually suitable for the heroine, but still referred as the second hottest men in the setting.



* Wrestling/{{WWE}} spoofed this when they had Wrestling/LayCool mock Wrestling/MickieJames by claiming that the extremely fit Diva was fat and calling her Piggy James. Even though they were doing it for some {{cheap heat}}, and the announcers pointed out how ridiculous it was, some people thought the WWE was seriously calling her fat.
** According to Mickie, that angle came about because Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon wanted to do a storyline about bullying. Even with that, many fans still believe Mickie being punished for being a prima donna backstage. The fact that she was fired a few months afterwards just adds to the belief.

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* Wrestling/{{WWE}} spoofed this when they had Wrestling/LayCool mock Wrestling/MickieJames by claiming that the extremely fit Diva was fat and calling her Piggy James. Even though they were doing it for some {{cheap heat}}, and the announcers pointed out how ridiculous it was, some people thought the WWE was seriously calling her fat.
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fat. According to Mickie, that angle came about because Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon wanted to do a storyline about bullying. Even with that, many fans still believe Mickie being punished for being a prima donna backstage. The fact that she was fired a few months afterwards just adds to the belief.



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* Neil La Bute’s “reasons to be pretty” features the main character of Steph, described by her boyfriend as “just normal looking” and another character as “a dog”. On Broadway the character was played by [[http://images.bwwstatic.com/upload/27079/tn-500_ireland.jpg Marin Ireland]] and in London by [[http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/files/images/applicationfiles/1156.9609.SianBrookecrop/210x140.fitandcrop.jpg Sian Brooke]].

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* Neil La Bute’s “reasons to be pretty” features the main character of Steph, described by her boyfriend as “just normal looking” and another character as “a dog”. On Broadway the character was played by [[http://images.bwwstatic.com/upload/27079/tn-500_ireland.jpg Marin Ireland]] and in London by [[http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/files/images/applicationfiles/1156.9609.SianBrookecrop/210x140.fitandcrop.[[https://i.pinimg.com/474x/b9/7e/23/b97e230faa09b58d4b5a0d0323e4b937.jpg Sian Brooke]].



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* The Literature/WhateleyUniverse. A majority of the characters are exemplars (that is to say, idealised humans, superhero-beautiful), and there are those who use auras and glamours to make themselves even more attractive. Non-examplars, even when they're on a level with otherwise gorgeous baselines like hollywood actors/actresses, don't stand a chance.

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* The Literature/WhateleyUniverse. A majority of the characters are exemplars (that is to say, idealised humans, superhero-beautiful), and there are those who use auras and glamours to make themselves even more attractive. Non-examplars, even when they're on a level with otherwise gorgeous baselines like hollywood Hollywood actors/actresses, don't stand a chance.



* ''{{WesternAnimation/Daria}}''

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''

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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 Creator/HelenHunt, Creator/KirstenDunst, Creator/SarahJessicaParker ("she looks like a foot!"), Laura Linney, Creator/LauraDern, Creator/KateWinslet, Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal, Greta Van Susteren, Rachel Maddow, 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]].

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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 Creator/HelenHunt, Creator/KirstenDunst, Creator/SarahJessicaParker ("she looks like a foot!"), Laura Linney, Creator/LauraLinney, Creator/LauraDern, Creator/KateWinslet, Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal, Greta Van Susteren, Rachel Maddow, 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]].



* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' parodies this with the character "Ugly Bob." It's stated in universe that his face "looks like somebody tried to put out a forest fire with a screwdriver," but he's rendered in the same minimalist style as the rest of the Canadians in the show.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' parodies this with the character "Ugly Bob." [[InformedDeformity It's stated in universe universe]] that his face "looks like somebody tried to put out a forest fire with a screwdriver," but he's rendered in the same minimalist style as the rest of the Canadians in the show.
27th Nov '17 10:51:55 PM DesertDragon
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* A perennial favorite of tabloid magazines is to show candid photos of Hollywood starlets without makeup. Since most of them are still stunningly beautiful (or look like average women at worst), tabloids will choose the absolute worst photo possible, where she is clearly tired, upset, slouching, making a weird face [[ItMakesSenseInContext at that moment]], shot from an unflattering or poorly-lit angle, and/or wearing frumpy clothing since she's not exactly going to the Met Gala. If ''that'' weren't enough, the photo is then compared to her best glamour shot, with the rather ironic implication that nothing in Hollywood is real.

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* A perennial favorite of tabloid magazines is to show candid photos of Hollywood starlets without makeup. Since most of them are still stunningly beautiful (or look like average women at worst), with or without cosmetics, tabloids will choose the absolute worst photo photos possible, where she is they are clearly tired, upset, slouching, making a weird face [[ItMakesSenseInContext at that moment]], shot from an unflattering or poorly-lit angle, and/or wearing frumpy clothing since she's they're not exactly going to the Met Gala. If ''that'' weren't enough, the photo is photos are then compared to her their best glamour shot, shots, with the rather ironic implication that nothing in Hollywood is real.
27th Nov '17 10:48:39 PM DesertDragon
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* Every now and then, tabloid magazines will run a "shocking" cover story on how Hollywood starlets look without makeup or Photoshop as they go about their day-to-day lives. Since most of them are still more beautiful than you'll ever be from the moment they wake up, tabloids will choose the absolute worst candid photo possible, where the ladies are clearly tired, upset, slouching, contorting their face [[ItMakesSenseInContext at that particular moment]], shot from an unflattering or poorly-lit angle, and/or wearing frumpy clothing since they're not exactly going to the Met Gala. If ''that'' weren't enough, the candid photos are then compared to their best glamour shots, with the rather ironic implication that nothing in Hollywood is real.

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* Every now and then, A perennial favorite of tabloid magazines will run a "shocking" cover story on how is to show candid photos of Hollywood starlets look without makeup or Photoshop as they go about their day-to-day lives. makeup. Since most of them are still more stunningly beautiful than you'll ever be from the moment they wake up, (or look like average women at worst), tabloids will choose the absolute worst candid photo possible, where the ladies are she is clearly tired, upset, slouching, contorting their making a weird face [[ItMakesSenseInContext at that particular moment]], shot from an unflattering or poorly-lit angle, and/or wearing frumpy clothing since they're she's not exactly going to the Met Gala. If ''that'' weren't enough, the candid photos are photo is then compared to their her best glamour shots, shot, with the rather ironic implication that nothing in Hollywood is real.
22nd Nov '17 11:47:19 AM Tightwire
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They make this character "plain" by giving them some or all of the following: thick glasses, braces, freckles, unfashionable clothes, an unflattering hairstyle, and a better-looking sibling or friend. A more subtle method involves giving the actor clothes that clash with their natural skin color, making them look pale or blotchy -- a method also used in "[[BeforeAndAfterPictures before-and-after]]" shots for diet-pill commercials. Bad lighting can help.

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They make this character "plain" by giving them some or all of the following: thick glasses, braces, freckles, unfashionable clothes, an unflattering hairstyle, and a better-looking sibling or friend. surrounding them with people who are more attractive. A more subtle method involves giving the actor clothes that clash with their natural skin color, making them look pale or blotchy -- - a method also used in "[[BeforeAndAfterPictures before-and-after]]" shots for diet-pill commercials. Bad lighting can help.
22nd Nov '17 11:44:30 AM DesertDragon
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* Subverted on ''Series/{{Martin}}''. His SitcomArchNemesis Pam is often described by him as looking like a man and/or various kinds of animals. However, ''only Martin'' seems to have this perception. Pam gets all sorts of positive male attention both in-universe [[MsFanservice and from viewers]], and eventually becomes part of the BetaCouple with Tommy. But before long it became clear that Martin ragging on her appearance and Pam ragging on his short height was just part of their VitriolicBestBuds dynamic.

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* Subverted on ''Series/{{Martin}}''. His SitcomArchNemesis Pam is often described by him as looking like a man and/or various kinds of animals. However, ''only Martin'' seems to have this perception. Pam gets all sorts kinds of positive male attention both in-universe [[MsFanservice and from viewers]], men (as well as from viewers), and eventually becomes part of the BetaCouple with Tommy. But before long it became clear that Martin ragging on her appearance and Pam ragging on his short height was just part of their VitriolicBestBuds dynamic.
22nd Nov '17 11:40:04 AM DesertDragon
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** They also tried giving Obara Sand a [[http://media.vanityfair.com/photos/55425f78db753b82389caa37/16:9/w_1200,h_630,c_limit/keisha-castle-hughes-obara-tout.jpg mannish-appearance]], which is consistent with how she's described in the books, but Keisha Castle-Hughes is [[http://saucemonsters.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Keisha-Castle-Hughes-01.jpg actually rather pretty]]. The biggest indicator is that she's MsFanservice in many of her pre-''Thrones'' roles.

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** They also tried giving Obara Sand a [[http://media.vanityfair.com/photos/55425f78db753b82389caa37/16:9/w_1200,h_630,c_limit/keisha-castle-hughes-obara-tout.jpg mannish-appearance]], mannish appearance]], which is consistent with how she's described in the books, but Keisha Castle-Hughes is [[http://saucemonsters.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Keisha-Castle-Hughes-01.jpg actually rather pretty]].every bit as beautiful as her onscreen sisters]]. The biggest indicator is that she's MsFanservice in many of her pre-''Thrones'' roles.


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* Subverted on ''Series/{{Martin}}''. His SitcomArchNemesis Pam is often described by him as looking like a man and/or various kinds of animals. However, ''only Martin'' seems to have this perception. Pam gets all sorts of positive male attention both in-universe [[MsFanservice and from viewers]], and eventually becomes part of the BetaCouple with Tommy. But before long it became clear that Martin ragging on her appearance and Pam ragging on his short height was just part of their VitriolicBestBuds dynamic.
19th Nov '17 6:14:02 AM Kickisund
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It's important to stress that having the right physical features is only half the battle; ''most'' people can look decent with the right grooming, clothing, makeup (if applicable), and a little exercise. In many cases it's no secret that this character would be far more attractive if they were more fashionable and carried themselves in a less off-putting manner. This may lead to them getting an UnnecessaryMakeover and tips on how to act sexy by a more socially-adept friend but since StatusQuoIsGod, they'll almost certainly learn AnAesop on just being yourself and go back to their old looks by the end.

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It's important to stress that having the right physical features is only half the battle; ''most'' people can look decent with the right grooming, clothing, clothing and makeup (if applicable), and a little exercise.applicable). In many cases it's no secret that this character would be far more attractive if they were more fashionable and carried themselves in a less off-putting manner. This may lead to them getting an UnnecessaryMakeover and tips on how to act sexy by a more socially-adept friend but since StatusQuoIsGod, they'll almost certainly learn AnAesop on just being yourself and go back to their old looks by the end.



** In the 2005 movie, Lizzie Bennett, described by Mr. Darcy as 'tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me', is played by Creator/KeiraKnightley. While this is used to show Darcy as a jerk, it's made clear older sister Jane is the beauty of the county while Elizabeth is fairly attractive but not stunningly beautiful - words that do not describe Keira Knightley.[[note]]What makes this especially odd is that Keira was nearly turned down for being too glamorous to be Lizzie.[[/note]] It's even worse with Mary, who is [[http://austenacious.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/marybennet.jpg exceptionally plain.]] Once they get into their ballgowns, it becomes ridiculous to call her plain, or plainer than her sisters. [[http://www.freewebs.com/fourdancingprincessessotma/Bennet_sisters_sized.jpg She's one of the more attractive ones.]]

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** In the 2005 movie, Lizzie Bennett, described by Mr. Darcy as 'tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me', is played by Creator/KeiraKnightley. While this is used to show Darcy as a jerk, it's made clear older sister Jane is the beauty of the county while Elizabeth is fairly attractive but not stunningly beautiful - words that do not describe Keira Knightley.[[note]]What makes this especially odd is that Keira was nearly turned down for being too glamorous to be Lizzie.[[/note]] It's even worse with Mary, who is [[http://austenacious.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/marybennet.jpg exceptionally plain.]] Once they get into their ballgowns, it becomes ridiculous to call her plain, or plainer than her sisters. [[http://www.freewebs.com/fourdancingprincessessotma/Bennet_sisters_sized.jpg She's one of the more attractive ones.]]sisters.



** Charlotte's second husband Harry. While played up as UglyGuyHotWife due to his baldness and slight weight, his actor Evan Handler, has a cute face, and is hardly less attractive than many of the character's [[GirlOfTheWeek guys of the week]] over the years In the last season, they dropped the UglyGuyHotWife angle.

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** Charlotte's second husband Harry. While played up as UglyGuyHotWife due to his baldness and slight weight, his actor Evan Handler, has a cute face, and is hardly less attractive than many of the character's [[GirlOfTheWeek guys of the week]] over the years years. In the last season, they dropped the UglyGuyHotWife angle.



* 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. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ25-glGRzI 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. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ25-glGRzI That's a tough sell....]] sell.... (WordOfGod says it's supposed to be satirical, but if that's true, it sure has one hell of a MisaimedFandom.).



* Music/TaylorSwift. In the video for [[http://www.cmt.com/videos/taylor-swift/377889/you-belong-with-me.jhtml "You Belong With Me"]], they put her in [[HollywoodNerd really big glasses and a band uniform]] and we're supposed to believe she's The Plain Girl. Yeah, right. Just to drive the trope home, the 'hot cheerleader' is played by... Taylor Swift, in a brunette wig.

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* Music/TaylorSwift. In the video for [[http://www.cmt.com/videos/taylor-swift/377889/you-belong-with-me.jhtml "You Belong With Me"]], Me", they put her in [[HollywoodNerd really big glasses and a band uniform]] and we're supposed to believe she's The Plain Girl. Yeah, right. Just to drive the trope home, the 'hot cheerleader' is played by... Taylor Swift, in a brunette wig.



* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'': Velma Dinkley used to be decidedly plain; her hairstyle was unflattering at best, her face was nothing to get excited over, the sweater she always wore was shapeless, and her figure could generously be described as resembling a barrel on legs. No-one in the series ever explicitly states that she is unattractive ''but'' In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryInc'', a landlady wouldn't let Velma sleep in the same room as Daphne because she [the landlady] thought Velma was a boy[[note]]either a Scot or a cross-dresser, apparently, since Velma nearly always wears a pleated skirt[[/note]]. Her Hollywood Homely became a RunningGag in the second season.\\\

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* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'': Velma Dinkley used to be decidedly plain; she wore glasses, her hairstyle was unflattering at best, her face was nothing to get excited over, the sweater she always wore was shapeless, and her figure could generously be described as resembling a barrel on legs. No-one in the series ever explicitly states that she is unattractive ''but'' In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryInc'', a landlady wouldn't let Velma sleep in the same room as Daphne because she [the landlady] thought Velma was a boy[[note]]either a Scot or a cross-dresser, apparently, since Velma nearly always wears a pleated skirt[[/note]]. Her Hollywood Homely became a RunningGag in the second season.\\\
13th Nov '17 1:29:38 AM Geoduck
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* The miniseries adaptation of Creator/StephenKing's ''Series/TheStand'' features the "fat ugly" Harold Lauder.. played by pretty-boy [[Series/ParkerLewisCantLose Corin Nemec]].
7th Nov '17 7:26:39 AM janosrock
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* ''Film/MissCongeniality'' plays with the trope. Sandra Bullock has to get a makeover to become an UndercoverModel. While she's chosen to go undercover primarily ''because'' she looks like she could pass for a pageant contestant, the jaw-dropped reactions of her co-workers and the pageant director still feel a little overblown.

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* ''Film/MissCongeniality'' plays with the trope. Sandra Bullock has to get a makeover to become an UndercoverModel. While she's chosen to go undercover primarily ''because'' she looks like she could pass for a pageant contestant, the jaw-dropped reactions of her co-workers and the pageant director still feel a little overblown. It does help that she's shown having the table manners of Jabba the Hutt and the charisma of a drunk truck driver, which justifies it further.
29th Oct '17 4:48:45 AM jormis29
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** Chuck himself, who is supposed to be average and dorky-looking. Even Big Mike, who habitually points out that Chuck is the only reason the store functions, is in disbelief he managed to get a woman like Sarah. Realistically, Zachary Levi is pretty much textbook tall, dark, and handsome; so he's dressed in ill-fitting clothes and given a very silly haircut.
*** This has been acknowledged by the creators, who admit that the only reason that Chuck can pass as an ordinary guy is because his love interest is ''so'' good-looking that she makes him appear normal by comparison. Like standing a 6'4" guy (which incidentally, ''is'' Zachary Levi's actual height , hence literally TallDarkAndHandsome) in the middle of a 7' basketball team and calling him short.

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** Chuck himself, who is supposed to be average and dorky-looking. Even Big Mike, who habitually points out that Chuck is the only reason the store functions, is in disbelief he managed to get a woman like Sarah. Realistically, Zachary Levi Creator/ZacharyLevi is pretty much textbook tall, dark, and handsome; so he's dressed in ill-fitting clothes and given a very silly haircut.
*** This has been acknowledged by the creators, who admit that the only reason that Chuck can pass as an ordinary guy is because his love interest is ''so'' good-looking that she makes him appear normal by comparison. Like standing a 6'4" guy (which incidentally, ''is'' Zachary Levi's Creator/ZacharyLevi's actual height , hence literally TallDarkAndHandsome) in the middle of a 7' basketball team and calling him short.
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