I, like thousands of others read the article Samantha Brick wrote in the Daily Mail yesterday Why women hate me for being beautiful. The reactions to the article have been numerous and varied.
The majority of people seemed to have the same reaction of saying that she is not beautiful and that she is obviously deluded, vain and self obsessed. I thought pretty much the same, and the article made me laugh at the fact that someone could rate themselves so highly, and be happy to publish it.
Today, after thousands of comments on the Daily Mail site and on Twitter she has written another article saying on the one hand, she is upset and disgusted at some of the comments received, but on the other, she doesn't regret it and she has been proved right.
Personally I have no problem with someone is extremely pretty or beautiful. If you look like that, lucky you! Samantha Brick however isn't beautiful. She is nice looking but nothing over the top. She said that if Angelina Jolie was quoted saying that she was beautiful, there would be a massive public backlash. I don't think there would be, because after all, Angelina Jolie is beautiful.
I think it was last year that Katherine Jenkins said that her looks prevented her from being taken seriously. She said
“It’s hard being beautiful,” she says, “it can work against you. It creates a certain lack of credibility.”
There was no public backlash. She is beautiful and I do expect that her looks may have worked against her in certain ways.
I really don't know how to place Samantha Brick. On the one hand, she does genuinely think that she is beautiful. Her previous articles in the Mail are littered with photographs of her and are full of comments about her looks, weight, clothes etc.
If she is that naive then whatever anyone says to the contrary, she will continue to think that way. It would be nice I suppose to be convinced that you were beautiful. If that was the case, she would be a one article wonder, forgotten in a week.
I don't think she is a one article wonder however. From that one article, she immediately had the "follow up" the next day, is now appearing on This Morning tomorrow and will no doubt have countless interviews, TV appearances and yes, more articles written about her.
I think what she actually is, is a woman who wanted publicity on a massive scale, to become an instant quote unquote "celebrity" and through this article she was able to get it. On looking at her previous offerings, I think she was aiming for this when she wrote I use my sex appeal to get ahead at work.
This woman has gone from a complete unknown to infamous in 24 hours. I genuinely think that that is exactly what she wanted, and if she isn't on Celebrity Big Brother or I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here within a year, I'll eat my hat.