Rob Lowe and the plight of beautiful celebrities


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It’s not easy being really, really, ridiculously good looking.

The plight of beautiful celebrities has been hammered home once again as Parks and Recreation actor Rob Lowe mused that there was “unbelievable prejudice” against “good-looking people” in a recent interview with the New York Times magazine.

Speaking about the difficulties of getting by in the entertainment industry, he said that there was a view that attractive people “can’t be in pain or… have rough lives or be deep or interesting,” and went on to add that there existed “a historical bias that good-looking people are not funny”.

He’s not the only celeb who has borne the burden of being blessed with great genes. Here are a few more examples of famous people feeling the pain of being pretty:


“I've lost loads of jobs because I was too pretty. And everybody's like, Oh, poor you. But seriously you don't get the good roles when you're beautiful.”

-          Eva Longoria


[On movie directors avoiding casting Jessica Biel because of her good looks] “It really is a problem. I have to be blunt”

-              Jessica Biel


“There are downsides to being pretty — the main one being that other women hate me for no other reason than my lovely looks.”

-          Samantha Brick


“My walk, my talk, the way I dress / It’s not my fault so please don’t trip / Don’t hate me ‘cause I’m beautiful”

-          Keri Hilson


“I'm sorry that good-looking people like us made you throw up and feel bad about yourself.”

-              Derek Zoolander


Thankfully Megan Fox added her two cents to the ‘is being beautiful difficult’ debate several years ago:

"You wouldn't be working if you weren't attractive. Hollywood is the most superficial thing you could possibly be a part of. And if I weren't attractive I wouldn't be working at all."