How much has beauty got to do with success or fame?
You’d think one might consider it a gift, and easy entry… and yet.
Speaking from personal experience, the little that I have, my good looks have always been noticed at the most unflattering times.
After a concert:
Audience member: wow, congratulations, you’re a good..
Musician: Yeah, I know, she’s hot, isn’t she? O.o
Judge: hey you have a wonderful voice, but that dress!
hmmm, thank you?
I know it’s not modest of me to consider myself pretty, if I deny it I’m a hypocrite, if I admit it I’m arrogant or cocky.. but people keep reminding you of it every second, even when you personally are not thinking about “it”, so there you go, you just can’t get any of this right. Seems like you have to proof your worth twice as hard in everything you do, and add to that the “woman” factor.
Yes, being a woman is hard as it is. Everyone seems obliged to tell you that you look great, oh yeah and sing well too. What happened to sincere, honest recognition of a person’s ability to sing and perform? and all those other qualities that go way further than skin deep?The world is not a beauty contest and I would have definitely not come this far had I NOT been good at what I do.
I speak for all those women out there you have to struggle with superficial, at times inappropriate, comments that diminish who we truly are, by people who think they are paying us a tribute.
What else comes with it?
…envy, distrust, plain hatred, jealousy, competitiveness, back-stabbing and fake smiling…
But don’t worry, you look fabulous anyway!
Who cares for all that other stuff.