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17th Aug '17 1:10:52 AM jormis29
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* Dr. Emma Russell (Elisabeth Shue!) in TheMovie version of ''Film/TheSaint''. She starts out with glasses and needs medication for a heart defect. She becomes less nerdy though, to the point of no longer needing her pills, the longer she spends in the presence of Simon, the titular character. Don't think about that too much.

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* Dr. Emma Russell (Elisabeth Shue!) in TheMovie version of ''Film/TheSaint''.''Film/TheSaint1997''. She starts out with glasses and needs medication for a heart defect. She becomes less nerdy though, to the point of no longer needing her pills, the longer she spends in the presence of Simon, the titular character. Don't think about that too much.
17th Jul '17 12:51:48 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Brian from ''Series/StillStanding'' is both this and CampStraight, which tends to turn most girls away from him.
13th Jul '17 4:21:55 AM MarkLungo
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Take your average attractive actor or actress and stick on NerdGlasses, a lab coat and some mussed hair and clothes to make them HollywoodHomely. They are probably also HollywoodDateless, and the social ineptitude may only be an InformedFlaw. They may even shoot straight into HotScientist or HotLibrarian territory without [[NerdsAreSexy help from their smarts]] to pull it off. May be involved in an Ugly Duckling BeautifulAllAlong story if they do get paired off with someone.

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Take your average attractive actor or actress and stick on NerdGlasses, a [[LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine lab coat coat]] and some mussed hair MessyHair and clothes to make them HollywoodHomely. They are probably also HollywoodDateless, and the social ineptitude may only be an InformedFlaw. They may even shoot straight into HotScientist or HotLibrarian territory without [[NerdsAreSexy help from their smarts]] to pull it off. May be involved in an Ugly Duckling BeautifulAllAlong story if they do get paired off with someone.
11th Jul '17 11:22:34 AM D2Kvirus
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* Jane Douglas of [[WebVideo/OutsideXbox OutsideXbox]] has a masters degree in physics and has done astronaut training with the European Space Agency - with a [[Franchise/MassEffect talking Elcor plush]] keeping her company.
10th Jul '17 12:43:05 PM comicwriter
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* This trope is {{Lampshaded}} in a ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' issue where Comicbook/BlackCat [[MuggedForDisguise mugs a Horizon Labs employee for her outfit]]. Electro scoffs at the disguise and asks how anyone is supposed to buy someone as hot as Black Cat as a "nerd-girl."
-->'''Black Cat''': Easy. One, I've got [[NerdGlasses the smarty glasses]].
7th Jun '17 6:24:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in ''NTSFSDSUV NTSF:SD:SUV::''. All the characters refer to the "nerds" as unattractive, despite being played by models wearing lab-coats and glasses.

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* Parodied in ''NTSFSDSUV NTSF:SD:SUV::''.''Series/{{NTSFSDSUV}}''. All the characters refer to the "nerds" as unattractive, despite being played by models wearing lab-coats and glasses.
27th May '17 5:37:01 PM nombretomado
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** A rare InUniverse LampshadeHanging occurs on an episode of ''Series/CSIMiami'' when the killer of the week, a cast member of a ''JerseyShore'' {{Expy}} (and repeatedly mentioned to be incredibly hot), is discovered to have a masters in Engineering from M.I.T., and is not the only genius of the group. Turns out that she got so mad with the rush of popularity that came with being a cast member (which she apparently had to sacrifice to get her Masters in record time) that she killed another cast member that was going to blow the FlockOfWolves secret wide open (because she was sick of having to pretend being a debauched bimbo, ratings be damned).

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** A rare InUniverse LampshadeHanging occurs on an episode of ''Series/CSIMiami'' when the killer of the week, a cast member of a ''JerseyShore'' ''Series/JerseyShore'' {{Expy}} (and repeatedly mentioned to be incredibly hot), is discovered to have a masters in Engineering from M.I.T., and is not the only genius of the group. Turns out that she got so mad with the rush of popularity that came with being a cast member (which she apparently had to sacrifice to get her Masters in record time) that she killed another cast member that was going to blow the FlockOfWolves secret wide open (because she was sick of having to pretend being a debauched bimbo, ratings be damned).
25th May '17 11:17:26 PM Ekelai
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** Honey is a chemist, GoGo studies mechanical engineering, and Wasabi studies physics. All three of them go to school at a highly prestigious science academy and all three are very conventionally attractive.
24th May '17 10:11:51 PM pretzelbetty
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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''. Clark Kent is seen as the naive, rube in the big city who Lois Lane wouldn't give the time of day. However, the moment he's out of his suit and glasses he's suddenly a 6'4", 225 lb chiseled specimen of masculinity. This does lead to the logical problem that, however nervous and clumsy Clark acts, he's still a 6'4" hunk.

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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''. Clark Kent is seen as the naive, naive rube in the big city who Lois Lane wouldn't give the time of day. However, the moment he's out of his suit and glasses he's suddenly a 6'4", 225 lb chiseled specimen of masculinity. This does lead to the logical problem that, however nervous and clumsy Clark acts, he's still a 6'4" hunk.
19th May '17 12:38:16 PM KizunaTallis
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* Ben Wyatt from ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' probably counts--he corrects people on their scifi references, wears skinny ties and color-clashing plaid shirts with horrifying frequency, occasionally lapses into awkward, and one of his [[InSeriesNickname in-series nicknames]] is "Nerd". But most state auditors/city managers probably don't look like a guy who can model raincoats for ''GQ''.

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* Ben Wyatt from ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' probably counts--he corrects people on their scifi references, sci-fi references and even gleefully embraces his love of nerd culture (usually to deflect Tom's jabs at them), wears skinny ties and color-clashing plaid shirts with horrifying frequency, occasionally lapses into awkward, awkwardness, and one of his [[InSeriesNickname in-series nicknames]] is "Nerd". But most state auditors/city managers probably don't look like a guy who can model raincoats for ''GQ''.''GQ'', and a number of female characters ([[OfficialCouple Leslie]], [[IronLady Leslie's mother Marlene]], [[RomanticFalseLead Shawna Mulwae-Tweep]], and [[AnythingThatMoves Mona-Lisa Saperstein]], among a few others) have commented on him being "cute".
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