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* ''Series/MadMen'': Peggy Olson feels this way, especially in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4Bl9-UxDeQ "The Suitcase"]]

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* ''Series/MadMen'': Peggy Olson feels this way, especially in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4Bl9-UxDeQ "The Suitcase"]]Suitcase"]]; notable that she is played by the HollywoodHomely and cute Creator/ElisabethMoss.
---> Most men on the street don't exactly stop to look at me.



* Marcia from ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' declares this when she has to wear braces.

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* Marcia from ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' declares this when she has to wear braces.braces despite the fact she is a pretty blonde with a slim build and bright blue eyes.


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* Kat Hernandez doesn't feel like she's especially as stunning as her friends due to her weight in ''Series/{{Euphoria}}'' (despite being portrayed by [[BigBeautifulWoman the gorgeous and voluptuous Barbie Ferriera]]). She mostly gets over this in Season One when she becomes a cam girl and starts dressing herself as a dominatrix.


* In Creator/TheNamelessDoll's video ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiE9Iqa61NA Anywhere But Here]]'', Anatasia falls for the PrettyBoy ChickMagnet Jim but feels she isn't pretty enough for him. She changes her image for him but Jim is turned off by her new self. It turns out that Jim has been in love with Anatasia the entire time. Anastasia returns to her original style at the end of the video.

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* In Creator/TheNamelessDoll's video ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiE9Iqa61NA Anywhere But Here]]'', Anatasia Anastasia falls for the PrettyBoy ChickMagnet Jim but feels she isn't pretty enough for him. She changes her image for him but Jim is turned off by her new self. It turns out that Jim has been in love with Anatasia Anastasia the entire time. Anastasia returns to her original style at the end of the video.

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* In Creator/TheNamelessDoll's video ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiE9Iqa61NA Anywhere But Here]]'', Anatasia falls for the PrettyBoy ChickMagnet Jim but feels she isn't pretty enough for him. She changes her image for him but Jim is turned off by her new self. It turns out that Jim has been in love with Anatasia the entire time. Anastasia returns to her original style at the end of the video.


* Thelma from ''Webcomic/NipAndTuck'' suffers badly from this...right up until Tuck gives her a kiss that knocks her socks off.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13444649/2/The-Demon-Who-Lived The Demon Who Lived]]'', Hermione uses an aging potion to temporarily age herself to her twenties and sees herself as a "Plain Jane" despite her mother insisting she's gorgeous. In her defense, Hermione's the reincarnation of [[Anime/CodeGeass Kallen Stadtfeld]] and remembers a world where someone with her looks would be considered average.


* Rhapsody from the ''Literature/SymphonyOfAges'' series takes this attitude, due a mix of low self-esteem (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-esteem (born of her past as a prostitute) and the obsessive attentions of previous would-be suitors. Made more egregious by the fact the book goes out of its way to establish her as the WorldsMostBeautifulWoman. ''Especially'' after passing through the fire at the center of the world renders her physically perfect.


* ''Series/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Arya Stark genuinely believes herself to be ugly, and is confused when people say she ''is'' pretty -- she's stated to be the spitting image of her Aunt Lyanna Stark, who was renowned for her "wild, Northern beauty" with the Stark look and had men literally starting wars for her hand. So chances are Arya is a lot more attractive than she believes.

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* ''Series/ASongOfIceAndFire'': ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Arya Stark genuinely believes herself to be ugly, and is confused when people say she ''is'' pretty -- she's stated to be the spitting image of her Aunt Lyanna Stark, who was renowned for her "wild, Northern beauty" with the Stark look and had men literally starting wars for her hand. So chances are Arya is a lot more attractive than she believes.

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* The unnamed girl in Music/OneDirection's song "What Makes You Beautiful," has a hair-flip, a glance towards the ground but still doesn't think she is beautiful.
-->'''"Everyone else in the room can see it, Everyone else but you"'''

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* In ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasonsTrioOfTowns'', one of [[StoicGlasses Ford]]'s later love events has him ask why the farmer is so interested in him. Choosing his looks annoys him because he not only considers himself not handsome, but it also tells him she's more interested in his appearance than personality.

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* In the ''Manga/MobPsycho100'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13315535/1/Everyone-Loves-Mob Everyone Loves Mob]]'' Mob(gender swapped) is convinced that she's plain and boring looking despite multiple characters telling her otherwise.


* In ''LightNovel/DestructionFlagOtome'' Katarina recognizes that her features are above average, but since she's comparing herself to her even prettier friends she concludes that she isn't attractive at all. More importantly to her self image, though, is that she has [[TsurimeEyes upward tilting blue eyes]] that she thinks make her look like a villain, but everyone else thinks they just make her look a bit intense at worst.

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* In ''LightNovel/DestructionFlagOtome'' ''LightNovel/MyNextLifeAsAVillainessAllRoutesLeadToDoom'' Katarina recognizes that her features are above average, but since she's comparing herself to her even prettier friends she concludes that she isn't attractive at all. More importantly to her self image, though, is that she has [[TsurimeEyes upward tilting blue eyes]] that she thinks make her look like a villain, but everyone else thinks they just make her look a bit intense at worst.


* Although he's very egotistical about his intelligence and diagnostic abilities, Gregory ''Series/{{House}}'' has inexplicably described himself as "not great-looking".

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* Although he's very egotistical about his intelligence and diagnostic abilities, Gregory ''Series/{{House}}'' has inexplicably described himself as "not great-looking". Feelings shared by Creator/HughLaurie, who got really embarrassed by the amount of times he was shirtless, and thinks House's sex symbol status is just because "damaged genius" and has nothing to do with him.

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* Literature/MercyThompson feels this way as she constantly reminds the reader that she is not beautiful in the books. But itís very clear this is not the case as several of the male characters have been attracted to her and Mercy has been a subject to MaleGaze, usually when she must strip to shift to her coyote form. In the fifth book, Silver Bourne, Mercy was being filmed by a television crew because they considered her the packís eye candy, much to Mercyís surprise. In Adamís POV from a removed chapter of Night Broken, Mercy looked like a pagan goddess even in a hospital gown.

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* Kuro of ''VideoGame/EnsembleStars'' believes that he has an ugly face that others would only find [[FaceOfAThug intimidating]], and is continually surprised that he genuinely does have fans who not only appreciate his singing and dancing but find him good-looking as well.


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'': At the start of the episode "Beauty And The Beetle," a series of beauty cosmetics with Stepford-smiling models gets Lydia wondering if she's ugly. Beetlejuice assures her that she isn't even ''pretty'' ugly.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'': At the start of the episode "Beauty And The Beetle," a series of beauty cosmetics TV commercials with Stepford-smiling models gets Lydia wondering if she's ugly. Beetlejuice assures her that she isn't even ''pretty'' ugly.

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