History Main / IAmNotPretty

24th Jan '16 4:08:15 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' with [[SummerGlau Bennet Halverson]] concerned that Topher had just tried to taze her with a device that only works on Dolls. She has a hard time believing this because Dolls are beautif... oh.
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* [[MadMen Peggy Olson]] feels this way, especially in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4Bl9-UxDeQ "The Suitcase"]]
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* [[MadMen [[Series/MadMen Peggy Olson]] feels this way, especially in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4Bl9-UxDeQ "The Suitcase"]]
24th Jan '16 1:21:35 PM Abracadabrantes
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* General Thiébault repeatedly insists in his ''Mémoires'' that he lost any attractiveness he might have had after he turned thirty -- and nearly died of a lung infection. One particularly embarrassing incident involved Madame de Staël mishearing his name and "indulgently" referring to him as "the handsome general" [[note]]Since "Thiébault" sounds more or less like "Très beau"[[/note]], "which was patently untrue, especially with that superlative."
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* General Thiébault repeatedly insists in his ''Mémoires'' that he lost any attractiveness he might have had after he turned thirty -- and nearly died of a lung infection.infection that left him changed for the worst. One particularly embarrassing incident involved Madame de Staël mishearing his name and "indulgently" referring to him as "the handsome general" [[note]]Since "Thiébault" sounds more or less like "Très beau"[[/note]], "which was patently untrue, especially with that superlative."
24th Jan '16 1:21:10 PM Abracadabrantes
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* General Thiébault repeatedly insists in his ''Mémoires'' that he lost any attractiveness he might have had after he turned thirty -- and nearly died of a lung infection. One particularly embarrassing incident involved Madame de Staël mishearing his name and "indulgently" referring to him as "the handsome general" [[note]]Since "Thiébault" sounds more or less like "Très beau"[[/note]], "which was patently untrue, especially with that superlative."
16th Jan '16 10:42:04 AM ShorinBJ
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* Laura Ingalls, of the ''Literature/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' books, despairs over the fact that she's an extremely short brunette, rather than "tall and willowy" (like Nellie Oleson), and blonde (like her sister Mary). In reality, she was quite a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Ingalls_Wilder#mediaviewer/File:Laura_Ingalls_Wilder.jpg pretty]] girl -- just not by the conventional standards of her time. Somewhat Justified, however, because Caroline "Ma" Ingalls, herself a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_Ingalls knockout]] who bore an uncanny resemblance to Creator/JessicaBiehl, discouraged vanity.
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* Laura Ingalls, of the ''Literature/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' books, despairs over the fact that she's an extremely short brunette, rather than "tall and willowy" (like Nellie Oleson), and blonde (like her sister Mary). In reality, she was quite a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Ingalls_Wilder#mediaviewer/File:Laura_Ingalls_Wilder.jpg pretty]] girl -- just not by the conventional standards of her time. Somewhat Justified, however, because Caroline "Ma" Ingalls, herself a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_Ingalls knockout]] who bore an uncanny resemblance to Creator/JessicaBiehl, Creator/JessicaBiel, discouraged vanity.
6th Jan '16 12:54:58 AM Spindriver
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* The trope is effectively parodied in ''Webcomic/SandraOnTheRocks'' in the character of Ingrid, a [[NordByNordwest stunning Swedish blonde]] (even by [[GenericCuteness the standards of a comic about the modeling industry]]) who claims that she's the only woman in her family who hasn't become a model because she's far too plain. This leaves two other characters gobsmacked.
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* The trope is effectively parodied in ''Webcomic/SandraOnTheRocks'' in the character of Ingrid, a [[NordByNordwest [[NorseByNorsewest stunning Swedish blonde]] (even by [[GenericCuteness the standards of a comic about the modeling industry]]) who claims that she's the only woman in her family who hasn't become a model because she's far too plain. This leaves two other characters gobsmacked.
6th Jan '16 12:46:31 AM Spindriver
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* The trope is effectively parodied in ''Webcomic/SandraOnTheRocks'' in the character of Ingrid, a [[NordByNordwest stunning Swedish blonde]] (even by [[GenericCuteness the standards of a comic about the modeling industry]]) who claims that she's the only woman in her family who hasn't become a model because she's far too plain. This leaves two other characters gobsmacked.
19th Dec '15 10:24:24 PM nombretomado
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* A character in ''SidneySheldon'''s ''Master of the Game'' describes herself as "not pretty but interesting-looking," despite being stunningly beautiful in the eyes of all the other characters.
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* A character in ''SidneySheldon'''s Creator/SidneySheldon's ''Master of the Game'' describes herself as "not pretty but interesting-looking," despite being stunningly beautiful in the eyes of all the other characters.
4th Dec '15 4:16:29 PM roxana
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* The title character of Anya Seton's ''Literature/Katherine'' gives up all hope of being a beauty because her hair is reddish instead of blond and her eyes are gray not blue. Of course everybody else in 14th c. England thinks she's hotter than a blacksmith's forge.
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* The title character of Anya Seton's ''Literature/Katherine'' ''Literature/{{Katherine}}'' gives up all hope of being a beauty because her hair is reddish instead of blond and her eyes are gray not blue. Of course everybody else in 14th c. England thinks she's hotter than a blacksmith's forge.
27th Nov '15 8:51:15 AM MiinU
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* ''[[VideoGame/AdvancedVariableGeo Advanced V.G.]]'': According to [[http://www.geocities.ws/nekketsu524/satomi.htm her character bio]], Satomi is self-conscious about her appearance in comparison to the other waitresses, because [[BoyishShortHair her hair is short]] [[MessyHair and unruly.]] She tried fixing it herself, since she couldn't afford a barber, which made it worse. And by the time she ''could'' afford one, the barber couldn't do anything with it either. Her fans wouldn't have it [[UnkemptBeauty any. Other. Way.]]
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* ''[[VideoGame/AdvancedVariableGeo Advanced V.G.]]'': According to [[http://www.geocities.ws/nekketsu524/satomi.htm her character bio]], Satomi is self-conscious about her appearance in comparison to the other waitresses, because [[BoyishShortHair her hair is short]] [[MessyHair and unruly.]] She tried fixing it herself, herself since she couldn't afford a barber, which made it worse. And barber and, by the time she ''could'' afford one, the barber couldn't do anything with [[StubbornHair it either. only made it worse.]] Her fans wouldn't have it [[UnkemptBeauty any. Other. Way.]]
19th Nov '15 8:11:48 PM toongrrl1990
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* Subverted in ''Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo'' where Schumer states that every girl, deep down inside her head, suspects....."I am Gorgeous" and that maybe they have the wrong hairstyle.
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