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to think being blonde, tall and slim doesn't automatically mean you are beautiful?

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oharna Sat 04-May-13 15:34:50

(Not saying that anyone who is any of those things is in any way ugly btw)

However I was reading the "do you think you're pretty thread" and quite a few responses were along the lines of "yes because...."

"I am tall and slim" or "I had waist length blonde hair"

I don't think any of these things automatically mean you are beautiful.

Marcia Cross is a redhead. Melissa McCarthy isn't slim. Mila Kunis is only 5ft4. All these women are beautiful (imo) and despite some not being tall, blonde or slim.

thebody Sat 04-May-13 15:38:58

Anyone who answers yes on a thread 'are you pretty' is a bit of a twat.

Tall and slim?? Long blond hair? Who gives a flying fuck.

SkinnybitchWannabe Sat 04-May-13 15:41:58

Im tall, fat with brown hair..my 7year old son tells me Im a yummy mummy!

quesadilla Sat 04-May-13 15:43:58

Agree with thebody. You are right - you can be tall, blonde and slim and look like the back end of a bus. I think there is a certain sort of very shallow and stupid person - of both genders - who thinks conforming to a particular stereotype lifts them up a few notches on the attractiveness stakes though.

squoosh Sat 04-May-13 15:46:03

What about the people who answers no on a 'are you pretty?' thread. Are they twats too? It's perfectly possible to be aware that you're pretty without being a twat.

HollyBerryBush Sat 04-May-13 15:48:20

My DH tells me I'm beautiful all the time. In his defence he is very short sighted grin

FWIW most people are beautiful regardless of colouring or size. Beauty radiates from within

>feels all philosophical today<

However if you are talking about aesthetic beauty - stick a row of photos up - people generally rate/grade the same way.

quesadilla Sat 04-May-13 15:50:38

Squoosh don't you think, though, that to take the trouble to assert to a bunch of strangers on an Internet thread where no one can see you and thus no one gives a fuck what you look like suggests a certain vanity and just downright silliness?

squoosh Sat 04-May-13 15:57:05

Perhaps, but it doesn't seem that much different to me to someone saying 'no, I'm desperately ugly'. Pretty is just pretty, it's an everyday attractiveness, it's a world away from saying 'I'm a latter day Helen of Troy'.

I don't see anything wrong with recognising your own attractiveness.

p.s. I didn't comment on that thread.

GibberTheMonkey Sat 04-May-13 15:58:41

I am so beautiful if I posted a picture the Internet would explode
So of course I won't grin

quesadilla Sat 04-May-13 16:02:08

I think getting into a long discussion on the Internet or anywhere else about whether you are pretty or not suggests you are probably a bit vapid and thick, to be honest, regardless of whether you think you are pretty or ugly as sin. Beauty is subjective and also its a pretty dull and self-centred conversation.

currentbuns Sat 04-May-13 16:02:49

Donatella Versace & Gillian McKeith are both blonde and slim.

Punkatheart Sat 04-May-13 16:04:16

My ex partner has just told me that 'You were special, but not that special.' So I guess that means medium ugly. But definitely not tall, slim and blonde.

squoosh Sat 04-May-13 16:04:21

I think a lot of the threads on MN are vapid and dull, idle chit chat that you wouldn't start an actual conversation about.

squoosh Sat 04-May-13 16:05:17

'You were special, but not that special.'

Therefore not special at all. What a cock he sounds.

HootShoot Sat 04-May-13 16:05:39

YABU - Samantha Brick has taught us that only tall slim blondes are pretty and the rest of us are just jealous witches.

Ashoething Sat 04-May-13 16:12:54

i was the person on that thread who boasted about my waist length blonde hair.dont give a fuck what you say-my hair was beautiful. i used to get ALOT of comments on it.then i had chemo and lost it all.i am still attractive though :-)

Those threads make me cringe! And there is one particular poster who always goes on them and directs everyone to her profile which is full of selfies and it makes me die inside.

squoosh Sat 04-May-13 16:20:26

MermaidAvenue are you named after the Wilco album of the same name? One of my faves.

uncongenial Sat 04-May-13 16:24:43

"Anyone who answers yes on a thread 'are you pretty' is a bit of a twat."

Oh yes^ What happened to modesty?

Lots of long blonde hair, slim people, amongst the teens especially, I've noticed. Varying levels of attractiveness, hair dye and extensions make it more possible too.

TheRealFellatio Sat 04-May-13 16:26:34

I agree with you OP. I read that thread and thought the same thing. Ans some people seemed to confused being beautiful with being highly groomed.

uncongenial Sat 04-May-13 16:26:47

I was a hair model back in the early 90s <old> Though not blonde hair.

thebody Sat 04-May-13 16:31:57

It's perfectly fine to know you are pretty but to say they you are Is being a twat and a twit.

LittleMissGerardButlerfan Sat 04-May-13 16:32:11

Now I'm a bit older I know that really beauty comes from within and you can be absolutely gorgeous but also be a horrible person, if you are beautiful inside and out then you are very lucky, but if I had too choose I would choose inner beauty which is a good job being as I am fat and frumpy

Though I don't take offence if people want to class themselves as pretty.

<nods wisely> grin

Sparklingbrook Sat 04-May-13 16:32:33

OMG an 'are you beautiful?' thread. I must go and laugh look. IMO Emma Willis is the prettiest woman ever and she doesn't fit the criteria.

Punkatheart Sat 04-May-13 16:35:49

I couldn't be a hair model uncongenial. My hair is so flyaway it rarely comes back. But I could be a hairy leg model. Is there any call for that, do you think?

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