Nina In New York: Don’t Hate Her Because She’s Beautiful

A young professional’s take on the trials and tribulations of everyday life in New York City.

By Nina Pajak

Boy, life is hard for Samantha Brick. You might remember her from earlier this week, when she set the Internet ablaze with an article for the Daily Mail online on how tough it is to be really, really, ridiculously good looking.  [Insert Blue steel face here]

But she was serious. Ms. Brick claims she is so damn sexy that nobody likes her. At least, no women like her. They alienate her at work, they get mad when she exists in the same vicinity as their husbands, and nobody has ever asked her to be a bridesmaid! Ever! Listen lady, I may not understand what it’s like to be a modern-day Helen of Troy as you are, but I know a thing or two about being a bridesmaid. Suffice to say that while your lack of close female friends is unfortunate, you should take heart in the gobs and gobs of money you’ve saved never having to buy a bridesmaid dress.

It’s a tale of woe, no doubt. But here’s the twist. Ms. Brick is . . . well . . . er. This is awkward. Here, she says it herself:

“I’m no Elle Macpherson.”

No, she isn’t. I won’t jump on the hateful bandwagon of Internet meanies who have gone on to call her all manner of ugly. She’s not ugly. She’s a perfectly nice-looking woman. As far as I can tell from the photo, she looks like the sort of gal of whom people would say, “Samantha? Yeah, I think overall she’s attractive.”

Would they say, as she suggests, “Samantha? That beautiful b*tch, she must be stopped! Based on her looks alone, I find her threatening on both a personal and a professional level and my own sense of adequacy will not be whole again until she is banished from my world bahahahahaha!”

No. I’d venture to say she’s got that wrong.

Now, in an unexpected turn of events, Ms. Brick has become both hated because she’s beautiful AND because she’s not that beautiful but probably totally obnoxious. I feel sorry for her, now. I don’t want to knock her down a peg. This poor woman has gone about her life under the impenetrable delusion that her looks are so outrageously fortunate that it must be why people are nasty to her. Sure, she pretends to look forward to losing her assets (“I can’t wait for the wrinkles and the grey hair that will help me blend into the background”), but I’m guessing that she was a bit deflated after exposing herself to the world and finding out that five gajillion bloggers and commenters don’t think she’s all that. Now what is she left with? Some serious questions about why people are actually nasty to her. And some more serious questions about why so many men go out of their way to pay her tabs and buy her flowers, as she says is a regular occurrence. Perhaps she suffers from frequent wardrobe malfunctions. Perhaps she possesses some sort of mystical sexual energy which she can harness and use to turn a profit. Average looking people who score big are way more inspirational than the ones who are born with it.

At the very least, this woman could write a book on developing an unwavering and astronomical self-confidence. Really, it’s admirable that she’s maintained such a healthy (if inflated) ego in an age when most women can’t look in the mirror without pointing out all the parts of themselves they hate and saying, “Uch. I wish my [blank] was thinner/toned/longer/leaner/smaller/flatter/bigger/straighter/blahblahblah. Then she could use the money she makes off of that book to buy a book on how to have successful female friendships. She should find one that goes something like this:

Chapter One: Amazingly, Not All Women Are Spiteful, Envious Sad Sacks Whose Lives Are So Much Worse Than Yours That They Must Take It Out On You. Really!

Workbook exercise 1: This week, try not accusing all women of being spiteful, envious sad sacks whose lives are so much worse than yours that they must take it out on you. You’ll be amazed how quickly they won’t hate you all the time!

What do you think of Ms. Brick and her opinion about herself? Sound off below…

  • Marie-rose

    Shame on you lot, for badmouthing a venerable 60-year-old matron, who is apparently heavily pregnant!

    Joke aside, it’s Ms Brick with a deep-seated hatred and envy for female beauty, NOT the ‘sisterhood’. She bases her argument on her own contempt towards anyone better-looking than herself (which includes the vast majority of the female population), thus neatly proving her own point. It’s a classic case of PROJECTION.
    As she was unfortunately unattractive-looking even as a young girl, she must have developed a plethora of inferiority issues from an early age. And instead of trying to face and solve said issues, she went down on the pathologically delusional route. There’s nothing wrong with looking as ungainly as she does (many women do, without suffering from an identity-crisis) – it’s the farcically misplaced self-delusion what turned Ms Brick into a global laughing-stock, not her wonky physique.

    Plus she singlehandedly offended both the entire female and male population:
    – Her claim that women (in general) envy her looks implies that women (in general) are less attractive than her. Given that her looks are less than average, she’s stating that women in general are UGLY.
    – Her other claim that 10 males out of 10 would find her attractive, insinuates that all men are blind sexist pigs without taste, who would screw anything with two legs.
    What’s not to be offended about? ;-)

    She should be really thankful to all those well-meaning strangers trying to pull her out of her self-inflicted disorder. Some people pay thru the nose for therapy, she’s getting it all for free…

  • ?

    ANOTHER HARD HITTING STORY BY A young professional JEW on the trials and tribulations of everyday life in New York City..

  • Pedro

    Hey Nina Brick, this one is for you:

    • Pedro

      I meant Samantha Brick

  • PO

    This mutt needs mental help and a mirror. This is all a publicity stunt and we
    are falling for it. She can’t possibly believe women hate her because she is beautiful when she has to know she is not even in the ball park. This is a stupid story get rid of this scank.

    • Pedro

      Maybe she gets jealous whenever there are other women whom she had conceited delusions about in which she believed that she was much more gorgeous than them and they were able to pick up men quickly while she couldn’t. Self aggrandizement and her narcissistic attitudes are not going to get her anywhere especially with Men. She is probably the best example of a very snobbish stuck-up person with an attitude. Beauty comes from within the soul or inside and then it manifest itself on the outside. I doubt that she is even a charming person as well.

  • Sue Duffy

    Uggghhh…..thats all I got!

  • Pedro

    Even many of my EX-GFs look way much prettier than her. She is by far only average at best. Is she a conceited Bimbo or stuck-up that no other women likes her? Beauty comes from within and then it manifests itself to the outside. Maybe her desperation leads her to make the famous Kelly Le Brock (which BTW is much more prettier than her relatively speaking” from Pantene Commercial 22 years ago. “DON’T HATE ME BECAUSE I AM BEAUTIFUL”.

  • Sally

    This was hilarious, and you hit the nail on the head. Her problem isn’t that she’s shockingly gorgeous — which she is not — but that she’s obnoxious and probably doesn’t like other women. Plenty of attractive women have female friends, if they want them.

  • Beauty within

    All I have to say is that I have seen women that are more beautiful why does some women thing that they are all that…..I am beautiful and you don’t see me going arund acting as if….and beauty comes within not bragging about it

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