History Main / IAmNotPretty

7th Feb '17 4:53:05 AM fearlessnikki
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* Hermione of ''Literature/HarryPotter'' refers to herself being ugly once or twice, to which Harry responds that he doesn't think she's ugly. While she's not exactly concerned with appearances, she's notably pretty enough to attract the likes of Viktor Krum, Cormac [=McLaggen=] and eventually Ron himself. The Yule Ball and Bill Weasley's wedding show that she can look [[SheCleansUpNicely very nice indeed when she wants to]].



* Creator/AudreyHepburn thought she wasn't very attractive. Allegedly, she once said: "I never thought I'd land in pictures with a face like mine".

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* Creator/AudreyHepburn thought she wasn't very attractive. Allegedly, she once said: "I never thought I'd land in pictures with a face like mine". Even so, she was usually cast as the HollywoodHomely girl who needed a makeover in a lot of her movies. These days she's thought of as one of the most beautiful actresses ever.



* Creator/AmyAdams has described herself as having a "plain" face. Let the record show that a [[Film/{{Enchanted}} live-action]] DisneyPrincess believes this about herself.

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* Creator/AmyAdams has described herself as having a "plain" face. Let the record show that a [[Film/{{Enchanted}} live-action]] DisneyPrincess believes this about herself. She jokes that fans are very "disenchanted" when they see her out of costume and make-up, claiming she has to pretend [[LiesToChildren that she's in disguise]].
28th Jan '17 1:35:35 AM pretzelbetty
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* Male example: Natsume Takashi from ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'' has been used to being ostracized or bullied most of his life because people considered him a CreepyChild. Thus, he's a bit surprised to find out that many of the kids at his high school consider him quite attractive

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* Male example: Natsume Takashi from ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'' has been used to being ostracized or bullied most of his life because people considered him a CreepyChild. Thus, he's a bit surprised to find out that many of the kids at his high school consider him quite attractiveattractive.



* Sakurako Sanjou from ''Manga/HanaYoriDango'' gets extensive plastic surgery just because other children, especial importance placed on Tsukasa, called her ugly as a kid. In the Japanese drama, the girl playing her is [[HollywoodHomely not at all ugly.]] ''At age sixteen, people''.

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* Sakurako Sanjou from ''Manga/HanaYoriDango'' gets extensive plastic surgery just because other children, especial with special importance placed on Tsukasa, called her ugly as a kid. In the Japanese drama, the girl playing her is [[HollywoodHomely not at all ugly.]] ''At age sixteen, people''.



* Mako from ''Manga/WanderingSon'' has very poor self-esteem. Her best friend and expecially her mom get mad at this, saying she's cute. Her mom even screamed that she was way cuter than Nitori, when Nitori was in the same room (Mako's mom didn't notice she had arrived).
* ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'' has Kiki explicitly says this when Ursula the artist asks to do her portrait and asks why is she bothering. Ursula responds with a laugh and firmly explains that Kiki is very petty and she will not take no as an answer.

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* Mako from ''Manga/WanderingSon'' has very poor self-esteem. Her best friend and expecially especially her mom get mad at this, saying she's cute. Her mom even screamed that she was way cuter than Nitori, when Nitori was in the same room (Mako's mom didn't notice she had arrived).
* ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'' has Kiki explicitly says this when Ursula the artist asks to do her portrait and asks why is she bothering.is bothering with it. Ursula responds with a laugh and firmly explains that Kiki is very petty and she will not take no as an answer.



* Bella of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' complains ''constantly'' about not being pretty,, but everybody swoons over her.

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* Bella of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' complains ''constantly'' about not being pretty,, pretty, but everybody swoons over her.



* Rhapsody from the ''Literature/SymphonyOfAges'' series takes this attitude, due a mix of low self-esteeem (born of her past as a prostitute) and the obsessive attentions of previous would-be suitors.

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* Rhapsody from the ''Literature/SymphonyOfAges'' series takes this attitude, due a mix of low self-esteeem self-esteem (born of her past as a prostitute) and the obsessive attentions of previous would-be suitors.



* Creator/AlexandrKuprin's short story ''[[https://www.scribd.com/doc/94444878/The-Blue-Star-by-Alexandr-Kuprin The Blue Star]]'' has a protagonist who believes that about her. The twist is; on the one hand, she is right - she is a princess who was born so ugly her father ordered every single mirror in the realm destroyed. On the other hand, it is an extremely isolated land, and her looks are inherited from a foreigner who founded the royal dynasty, so she is WorldsMostBeautifulWoman by the standards of, for example, France.

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* Creator/AlexandrKuprin's short story ''[[https://www.scribd.com/doc/94444878/The-Blue-Star-by-Alexandr-Kuprin The Blue Star]]'' has a protagonist who believes that about her. The twist is; is, on the one hand, she is right - she is a princess who was born so ugly her father ordered every single mirror in the realm destroyed. On the other hand, it is an extremely isolated land, and her looks are inherited from a foreigner who founded the royal dynasty, so she is WorldsMostBeautifulWoman by the standards of, for example, France.



* Nicole Scherzinger went through a bad bout of low self-esteem and eating disorders because of this. She specifically mentioned that she was born in Hawaii but moved to Kentucky, she always felt out of place as a Polynesian girl surrounded by blonde-haired, blue-eyed Southern Belles.

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* Nicole Scherzinger went through a bad bout of low self-esteem and eating disorders because of this. She specifically mentioned that she was born in Hawaii but moved to Kentucky, so she always felt out of place as a Polynesian girl surrounded by blonde-haired, blue-eyed Southern Belles.



* Subverted in this article, proving that when you do say [[ProudBeauty "I Am Pretty"]], you're [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/lorynbrantz/can-i-live#.skKgg735p basically shocking and pissing off everyone around and would prefer you to name drop the trope instead]].

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* Subverted in this article, proving that when you do say [[ProudBeauty "I Am Pretty"]], you're [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/lorynbrantz/can-i-live#.skKgg735p basically shocking and pissing off everyone around and you,and they would prefer that you to name drop the trope instead]].
18th Jan '17 10:24:27 PM RealityCheck
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* Thelma from ''Webcomic/NipAndTuck'' suffers badly from this...right up until Tuck gives her a kiss that knocks her socks off.
18th Dec '16 6:54:15 AM ectostar
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18th Dec '16 6:52:27 AM ectostar
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* Creator/PenelopeCruz doesn't think she's beautiful. Proving once and for all: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. There's a reason she's the image for UnkemptBeauty.

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* Creator/PenelopeCruz doesn't think she's beautiful. Proving once and for all: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. There's a reason she's she was the former image for UnkemptBeauty.
18th Dec '16 6:51:00 AM ectostar
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* Creator/RachelMaddow said at a 2009 "New Yorker" Festival, "I'm not very pretty... I am what I am. [[ButchLesbian I look like a dude. I wear boring jackets. I have a big nose. I have short hair.]] No one is going to mix me up with a Fox Business anchor." Her legions of fangirls (and [[IncompatibleOrientation fanboys]]) would beg to differ.

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* Creator/RachelMaddow [[Series/TheRachelMaddowShow Rachel Maddow]] said at a 2009 "New Yorker" Festival, "I'm not very pretty... I am what I am. [[ButchLesbian I look like a dude. I wear boring jackets. I have a big nose. I have short hair.]] No one is going to mix me up with a Fox Business anchor." Her legions of fangirls (and [[IncompatibleOrientation fanboys]]) would beg to differ.
13th Dec '16 10:39:46 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''Film/TheSpectacularNow'' has the shy Aimee Finicky reacting with shock when Sutter says two guys were checking her out at a party. She says "guys don't look at me like that". Fans of the gorgeous Creator/ShaileneWoodley[[note]]Who amusingly enough plays Tris from the page quote in the film adaptation - where this conversation is left out.[[/note]] heartily disagree (as does Sutter).



* Sara Crewe in ''Literature/ALittlePrincess'' thinks she must not be pretty because she doesn't mesh with the beauty standards of late-nineteenth-century England, being small, skinny, black-haired, tanned, and green-eyed, but the author tells us that she's definitely pretty in her own way. The key word in her description is 'interesting', as she compares herself to another child who's fair and blonde.

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* Sara Crewe in ''Literature/ALittlePrincess'' thinks she must not be pretty because she doesn't mesh with the beauty standards of late-nineteenth-century England, being small, skinny, black-haired, tanned, and green-eyed, but the author tells us that she's definitely pretty in her own way. The key word in her description is 'interesting', as she compares comparing herself to another child who's fair who is fair-skinned and blonde.golden haired. There is some ValuesDissonance at play here - since Sara doesn't match the Victorian standards of beauty. The narration however states that she is definitely prettier than she thinks.



* When Bridget of ''Series/EightSimpleRules'' was playing Anne Frank in a school play, one of her lines was "I know I'm not very pretty". She bursts out laughing when she says this in rehearsals since she knows she is indeed stunning.

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* When Bridget of ''Series/EightSimpleRules'' was playing Anne Frank in a school play, one of her lines was "I know I'm not very pretty". She bursts out laughing when she says this in rehearsals rehearsals, since she knows she is indeed stunning.


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* One of Amy Schumer's jokes was that Creator/JenniferLawrence was what she herself would look like if she was hot. Jennifer's response? "I am not hot enough and you are not ugly enough for that joke to work."
5th Nov '16 11:04:29 AM nombretomado
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* Jadis from the WhateleyUniverse believes herself to be unattractive. She's plain at worst, but most of her issues come from being in a school full of Exemplars, and while she's been classified as an Exemplar, she hasn't got the looks to go with it.
* Iriana of ''IlivaisX'' is a little in the UncannyValley, but she believes that she's an undesirable freak and not even worth being called human. However, every single one of her teammates thinks she's VERY cute, Mille in particular consistently fantasizing about her.

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* Jadis from the WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse believes herself to be unattractive. She's plain at worst, but most of her issues come from being in a school full of Exemplars, and while she's been classified as an Exemplar, she hasn't got the looks to go with it.
* Iriana of ''IlivaisX'' ''Literature/IlivaisX'' is a little in the UncannyValley, but she believes that she's an undesirable freak and not even worth being called human. However, every single one of her teammates thinks she's VERY cute, Mille in particular consistently fantasizing about her.
14th Oct '16 5:01:36 PM nombretomado
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* Most {{Facebook}} users have that one friend who posts statuses along these lines. Usually they're [[AttentionWhore fishing for compl]][[ComplimentFishing iments.]]And then again, they may not. Once again, it all depends on the person and their self esteem.

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* Most {{Facebook}} Website/{{Facebook}} users have that one friend who posts statuses along these lines. Usually they're [[AttentionWhore fishing for compl]][[ComplimentFishing iments.]]And then again, they may not. Once again, it all depends on the person and their self esteem.
5th Sep '16 9:26:02 PM dasuberkaiser
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* Jadis from the WhateleyUniverse believes herself to be unattractive. She's plain at worst, but most of her issues come from being in a school full of Exemplars, and while she's been classified as an Exemplar, she hasn't got the looks to go with it.
* Iriana of ''IlivaisX'' is a little in the UncannyValley, but she believes that she's an undesirable freak and not even worth being called human. However, every single one of her teammates thinks she's VERY cute, Mille in particular consistently fantasizing about her.
* WebVideo/MarzGurl seems to think this, in spite of being one Website/ChannelAwesome's biggest {{Dude Magnet}}s.
* Parodied by Website/TheOnion in [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/sensitive-scientists-report-5-in-5-women-dont-know,29794/ this short article]].
* Creator/AnnaAkana recalls in "How to feel pretty" when her attempt to compliment a friend's appearance resulted in the friend stating, "I don't ''feel'' pretty", provoking a FlatWhat from Anna.
* The woman in [[https://notalwaysright.com/should-stop-giving-herself-a-good-dressing-down/34350 this]] ''WebSite/NotAlwaysRight'' story is worried about the lingering baby fat of a recent pregnancy, and tries to pick the most shapeless, boring black dresses she can find to hide her figure at an upcoming party, over the objections of both her husband and the sales clerk.
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* Jadis from the WhateleyUniverse believes herself to be unattractive. She's plain at worst, but most of her issues come from being in a school full of Exemplars, and while she's been classified as an Exemplar, she hasn't got the looks to go with it.
* Iriana of ''IlivaisX'' is a little in the UncannyValley, but she believes that she's an undesirable freak and not even worth being called human. However, every single one of her teammates thinks she's VERY cute, Mille in particular consistently fantasizing about her.
* WebVideo/MarzGurl seems to think this, in spite of being one Website/ChannelAwesome's biggest {{Dude Magnet}}s.
* Parodied by Website/TheOnion in [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/sensitive-scientists-report-5-in-5-women-dont-know,29794/ this short article]].
* Creator/AnnaAkana recalls in "How to feel pretty" when her attempt to compliment a friend's appearance resulted in the friend stating, "I don't ''feel'' pretty", provoking a FlatWhat from Anna.
* The woman in [[https://notalwaysright.com/should-stop-giving-herself-a-good-dressing-down/34350 this]] ''WebSite/NotAlwaysRight'' story is worried about the lingering baby fat of a recent pregnancy, and tries to pick the most shapeless, boring black dresses she can find to hide her figure at an upcoming party, over the objections of both her husband and the sales clerk.
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