Samantha Brick’s essay, “There are downsides to looking this pretty,” goes viral

Samantha Brick

Yesterday, I emailed this story to CB with the line, “This is my LMAO of the day.” CB replied that she had just been reading and laughing about it too, and that this woman, Samantha Brick, is so delusional and crazy that her warped mind is like a work of art (I’m paraphrasing). As it turns out, thousands of people had the same reaction we had – they read several paragraphs of Brick’s Daily Mail essay, laughed their asses off, and immediately sent it to someone else so they could have a good chuckle. It’s become one of The Mail’s most popular and most read stories ever, and it’s sparked international reactions ranging from “WTF?” to “O RLY?” to “LMAO” to “Srsly?” to “Don’t yell at the poor idiot, it‘s not her fault.” And of course, there’s a backlash against the backlash, with some feminists taking up Samantha Brick’s cause.

So why all the fuss? As Samantha Brick explains in her lengthy, long-winded, delusional, self-pitying essay, she’s just too unbelievably gorgeous and sexy to function in normal society. She’s like the Helen of Troy of the digital age. She cannot walk down the street without receiving dozens of marriage proposals and she cannot speak to a woman without being the recipient of that woman’s unadulterated jealousy and rage. All because Samantha Brick is just so amazingly beautiful. You can read the full essay here, and here are some highlights:

Samantha has always gotten gifts for her beauty: “Throughout my adult life, I’ve regularly had bottles of bubbly or wine sent to my restaurant table by men I don’t know. Once, a well-dressed chap bought my train ticket when I was standing behind him in the queue, while there was another occasion when a charming gentleman paid my fare as I stepped out of a cab in Paris. Another time, as I was walking through London’s Portobello Road market, I was tapped on the shoulder and presented with a beautiful bunch of flowers. Even bar tenders frequently shoo my credit card away when I try to settle my bill. And whenever I’ve asked what I’ve done to deserve such treatment, the donors of these gifts have always said the same thing: my pleasing appearance and pretty smile made their day.”

How she describes herself: “While I’m no Elle Macpherson, I’m tall, slim, blonde and, so I’m often told, a good-looking woman. I know how lucky I am. But there are downsides to being pretty — the main one being that other women hate me for no other reason than my lovely looks. If you’re a woman reading this, I’d hazard that you’ve already formed your own opinion about me — and it won’t be very flattering. For while many doors have been opened (literally) as a result of my looks, just as many have been metaphorically slammed in my face — and usually by my own sex.”

She doesn’t ask for it: “I’m not smug and I’m no flirt, yet over the years I’ve been dropped by countless friends who felt threatened if I was merely in the presence of their other halves. If their partners dared to actually talk to me, a sudden chill would descend on the room. And it is not just jealous wives who have frozen me out of their lives. Insecure female bosses have also barred me from promotions at work. And most poignantly of all, not one girlfriend has ever asked me to be her bridesmaid.”

She knows she’s always the prettiest girl in the room: “You’d think we women would applaud each other for taking pride in our appearances. I work at mine — I don’t drink or smoke, I work out, even when I don’t feel like it, and very rarely succumb to chocolate. Unfortunately women find nothing more annoying than someone else being the most attractive girl in a room.”

An example: “Take last week, out walking the dogs a neighbour passed by in her car. I waved — she blatantly blanked me. Yet this is someone whose sons have stayed at my house, and who has been welcomed into my home on countless occasions. I approached a mutual friend and discreetly enquired if I’d made a faux pas. It seems the only crime I’ve committed is not leaving the house with a bag over my head.She doesn’t like me, I discovered, because she views me as a threat. The friend pointed out she is shorter, heavier and older than me. And, according to our mutual friend, she is adamant that something could happen between her husband and me, ‘were the right circumstances in place’. Yet I’m happily married, and have been for the past four years.”

A female boss told her to cover up: “One contract I accepted was blighted by a jealous female boss. It was the height of summer and I’d opted to wear knee length, cap-sleeved dresses. They were modest, yet pretty; more Kate Middleton than Katie Price. But my boss pulled me into her office and informed me my dress style was distracting her male employees. I didn’t dare point out that there were other women in the office wearing similar attire. Rather than argue, I worked out the rest of my contract wearing baggy, sombre-coloured trouser suits. It was clear that when you have a female boss, it’s best to let them shine, but when you have a male boss, it’s a different game: I have written in the Mail on how I have flirted to get ahead at work, something I’m sure many women do.

She’s ageist too: “I find that older women are the most hostile to beautiful women — perhaps because they feel their own bloom fading.”

[From The Mail]

There are about a dozen more examples of how women completely hate Brick and how no one is ever nice to her and how she’s basically the Mahatma Ghandi of being beautiful. It’s like it never even occurred to her that maybe her personality is what rubs women the wrong way? Because I’ve known women like Samantha Brick – haven’t we all? Samantha Brick is the woman who says things like, “Maybe you’re not promoting me because you’ve gained weight and you’re losing your bloom, and you’re just jealous of me because I‘m so lovely.” The bitchy criticism wrapped in self-pitying humble-brag. So… whatever. If you want to make this into a feminist issue, go ahead. I think Brick’s essay and Brick’s critics are fighting a losing battle. Debating this nonsensical crap does us more harm than good.

UPDATE: Brick has written a new piece this morning. She compares herself to Angelina Jolie. FOR REAL. You can read more of her delusions here.

Samantha Brick

Photos courtesy of The Mail.

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  1. Samigirl says:

    My daddy taught me that if I can’t say anything nice then I shouldn’t say anything at all.

    So.

    • Anna says:

      *Like*

      • Sophia says:

        There are many good narcotics available, but this chick is on some new sh*t. She looks like the underside of a twice baked scrotum.

    • Elizabeth says:

      My mom said the same thing but I never listened. This woman is pretty but average looking. I think somone should advise her to seek counselling. Seriously, it’s one thing to believe this crap. Its something completely different to feel compelled to share this delusional fluff with the world.

      • almond says:

        +1 on the average thing.

        And then: Who the hell is she? Wikipedia says: “Samantha Brick does not exist” and google is all about the one beauty statement.

      • gg says:

        My Mom is the biggest critic on the planet. But even she would have no words for this crazy cow.

        When I read her accounts of strange men sending things over to her table, I’m picturing her pulling a Sharon Stone with no panties. What the hell else would this average looking chick do to red flag her existence in the way she’s describing??

        Newsflash, Miss Brickhead: Flirting your way into a better job is whoring. It’s cheap, underhanded, shallow and desperate. No wonder women blank you.

    • jano1981 says:

      My daddy wasn’t all that involved, so lemme say it, she is barely ok looking dolled up.

      • gg says:

        Also, her dress sense is “old lady, 1980″. Those shoes? have got to go.

      • Lolaluvsu2 says:

        Is it wrong that I feel like punching her in the face?

      • Jo says:

        I’m so glad someone else noticed the shoes. If there’s anything that proves her lack of credibility, it’s those shoes.

        And in her follow-up article, she thinks Hollywood is less vain than Britain. Or that it’s somehow accepted by society when a man declares how good looking he is but not when a woman does it. Can someone please check this woman and her crazy militia husband into an asylum?

      • hatsumomo says:

        Hey! I like the dress, its something I would wear!

    • flourpot says:

      First I’ve heard of this. Are we sure this isn’t sarcasm? Tongue in cheek? Just a laugh?

      • ThirdChris says:

        That’s what I’m thinking. It’s so over-the-top that I get the vibe it’s for attention.

      • Ahot says:

        I think it´s just a clever plot to be known. She now is “successful” & a “celebrity”, & since she is a writer too, she will milk it for all it´s worth…

      • Ruffian9 says:

        That was my first assumption, as well. Maybe it’s some sort of social experiment? I can’t imagine the purpose of such a thing, but what else makes sense? This woman is nice looking, but entirely average. There were half a dozen women on my bus this morning that I would describe as more beautiful. What gives??

    • corny says:

      my mama says life is like a box of chocolates and this one is full of nuts

    • jim says:

      Come On. Don’t you guys know that this was made controversial on purpose to generate traffic.
      Besides, except for the ugly nail polish color she is very cute – which to me is much better than “beautiful”.

    • Kate says:

      Sami – Love! LMAO!

    • crazycatlady says:

      And apparently HER father told her she was the most beautiful girl in the world. Why else would she believe it?

  2. Maya says:

    I really don’t know, and don’t care who Samantha Brick is. I’m surprised that her story made it through to the Australian media as well. Brick’s agent must be working overtime to promote her for some reason or another.
    WhTF is she?
    She looks rather ordinary to me.

    • lilibet says:

      She’s just another crazy Daily Mail journalist! Nothing more…nothing less.

      • Marjalane says:

        I think the whole thing is a scam; She’s a writer who found a “hook” and look at the attention she’s getting. It’s written in a very side eyed manner in my opinion. I thought it was hilarious. She’ll have a book out by summer.

      • Samigirl says:

        Marjalane, I was thinking…this HAS to be a satire. Surely it is. I certainly hope so. I don’t think even Victoria Beckham has an ego this big!

      • lucky says:

        I totally agree that it is a scam, and while I haven’t read below your comment yet I would be willing to bet the thread contains a million criticisms of her looks which kinda makes her writing performance art. She says women are catty and mean to her and boom women are being catty and mean.

      • Guest says:

        I agree, she is a writer who has found her 15 minutes of fame and she is going to run with it. I wouldn’t be surprised if some movie production company hasn’t approached her yet to buy the rights to her essays. A year from now, we are going to hear how she is sorry that she said all this, after she has made money from the whole thing.

      • fabgrrl says:

        Totally a scam. Although “scam” sounds too harsh. I think this is a social experiment to see if people, especially women, immediately start criticizing her appearance. Guess what? They have.

      • Franny says:

        The thing is, no one would be commenting on her appearence if she wasn’t all “IM SO PRETTY”. Seriously, when was the last time a writer’s appearence was important to what they wrote? No one would are, except she thinks she’s the second coming of Helen of Troy. Except now people want to push her off of a ship rather than launch one.

      • gg says:

        Yeah, I’m starting to believe this is just an exercise in social psychology; i.e., just how disgusted are actual (instead of fictional) women going to get for real when they hear bragging like this?

      • OlsenTriplet says:

        It’s not just the bragging, though.

        If she were gorgeous, we’d call her a bitch. (Think about it. What if Miranda Kerr were like “Woe is me! Men send me champagne and flirt with me and pay for all my stuff!?”)

        But she’s average looking, so she comes off delusional.

      • gg says:

        @ Olsentriplet: if she actually were gorgeous, nobody would be knocking her looks, they would just call her a shallow bitch. Since she’s rather average looking, nobody is getting why she thinks the only reason people hate her is because she is physically gorgeous. People don’t just hate on women simply for being gorgeous – sure, there may be many jealous ones hating on her, but she wouldn’t get the vitriol this has gotten. She just ain’t pretty enough to warrant everything she says she’s been served! Verdict: Delusional crazy lady with average looks, or intrepid psychologist trying an experiment on the public.

        Oh, and her husband looks like an idiot dressed in the fricking combat gear. Puleeeze…

        On second thought – I blame her husband for filling her head with delusions of how she is the most beautiful woman in the world or some such. Dude — love is blind, don’t you know?

      • sup says:

        wait, she’s a daily mail journalist? this explains so much. all their junk articles are about women being misogynists, older women feeling threatened by younger women, and how fair and white women are beautiful. i knew the person who wrote them was a craycray misogynist, but damn i didn’t expect it to be a woman

    • Lexi says:

      So glad to have a chance to comment on this ~ read it at DM. Agreed scam for sure ~ click on her name in the DM and look at all the other articles she has written ~ all about herself natch! The last one was about how she always dresses to please men in her office and flirts her way into better jobs. She is another Shona Siberry, Liz Moanes! My favorites from the DM comments ~ “pity she’s not photogenic” and “looks like a bulldog who swallowed a bumblebee”. Hee hee. Brit comments are the best!

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        @Lexi, I’m thinking she’s serious precisely BECAUSE all of her other articles are also self obsessed. And, unless this is a very well thought out ruse, her own Facebook friends (and former classmates) claim she was always the way she portrayed herself in the article.

      • Sapphire says:

        Brit is the best flavor of snark.

      • gg says:

        The bumblebee comment was taken from somebody’s description of that famous Winston Churchill portrait, where the photographer yanked out his cigar, Winnie made the indignant face, and the photog got his iconic shot. Not so applicable here, but always funny.

      • Lexi says:

        @morticiansdoitdeader ~ she’s her own cottage industry then! lol ~ she has friends?

        @gg ~ Winnie must be rolling in his grave!

        Reading all the comments reminded me of a girl I went to HS with ~ she was butt-ugly but thought she was hot stuff ~ I kind of admired her unfounded confidence (she was the ’70′s version of a “jesus freak”)

  3. kazoo says:

    her nose is so weird. it’s like she has no bridge but then the bottom part is huge. makes her look like a cgi character.

  4. elf says:

    linkbait for the daily heil. a big MEH.

  5. gobo says:

    She doesn’t look that amazeballs. Also if she flirts to get ahead she shouldn’t get pissy over the other side of the sword cutting her.

  6. Anna says:

    Have you read her today article: the backslash and how us women are all jealous of her. Oh look out for the husband and the gun.

  7. Franny says:

    ….lol for miles at how delusional this chick is.

    I can’t believe someone actually thinks this, much less writes it down. There isn’t anything wrong with thinking that you are alright looking, I venture most of us would say the same about ourselves, but to claim these outrageous events happening…LOL.

  8. marie says:

    *facepalm* I do not want to comment on the ladies looks because it seems mean BUT she sounds like she has a rather nasty attitude. complete narcissist..

  9. Meg says:

    Search her name on the Daily Mail website and read previous articles she has written, such as ‘how flirting improves your career’ and ‘my husband chooses my clothes.

    • DCJ says:

      Yes, there are some real humdingers there. Including one about how she used to be fat. Which explains a lot!

      Also in some of the pictures she looks Rielle Hunter.

    • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

      She also wrote about how she reduces the portions she feeds her step-son’s “fat friends” and will not offer them dessert. How very helpful of her 😒

      • Liv says:

        How can she be that arrogant? Combined with stupidity, it’s a very dangerous mix!

        Her poor step son is probably embarrassed about her all his life :-)

  10. Laura says:

    Her????

  11. fancyamazon says:

    I read this story on my twitter feed earlier, and honestly, the woman is insane. IT is simply no wonder she feels like other women don’t want to be around her. And yes, I think we all know someone like this to some degree.

  12. Ruby Red Lips says:

    She has now written another piece saying that all this vitttol is from jealous women which proves her point….

    & she states in Angelina Jolie made the same comment she would also be vilified..tho Brad Pitt wouldn’t!!

    Angelina is beautiful – this woman whilst above average attractiveness is not in the same league & her awful personality is def making her unappealing and her inner ugliness is shining through

    Attractive people def have it easier in life but only with the internal beauty shinjng through

    • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

      My favorite part of the new article…

      “Yes, I have cried on and off all day. But do I regret my article? Not at all. I’m know I’m risking the wrath of the online community once more, but there is an irony to yesterday. While I was tearfully dealing with the emails and calls outside the supermarket, a young man approached me, offered to park my car and even get me a coffee.
      He could see I was having a tough time — and yes, my looks had helped me out Again.”

      Thick as a brick. That one.

      • Ruby Red Lips says:

        “Thick as a brick. That one.”

        Love it Morticians! ;)

      • Elizabeth says:

        He wasn’t going to park her car – he was likely planning to steal it!

      • Franny says:

        NO ONE DOES THIS. literally, no one would go up to another unknown person and say “It looks like you are having a rough day. To make it easier, should I take your car keys, park your car, and then buy you a coffee? You are just too beautiful in your unflattering clothes to have to do this by yourself”

        And if they did, they have a job as a valet and a personal assistant.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        Hehe.

      • kazoo says:

        LMFAO

        Hahaha, Franny.

      • Reece says:

        LMAO @ Franny! +1

      • gast says:

        Just like others, I have a hard time believing this “let me park your car” story. That guy was probably from a parking service and on his coffee break. And he is telling his friends this story: “I stood there with my coffee and there was a woman in tears starring at me, so I just gave her a little smile to make her feel a bit better. The next thing I know, she grabs my coffee, gives me her keys and keeps whining about how jealous all women are and how everyone hates her because she is so stunning. She scared me, so I parked her car, let her have my coffee… oh and I quit my job, because that woman was freaking me out!”

      • Franny says:

        aaaaaaaaaaahahhahahahha THATS PROBABLY SO TRUE!

  13. My best friend is one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen. I mean, she’s breathtaking. And yet she’s not universally hated and reviled for it. Perhaps that’s because she doesn’t think that’s all there is to life and because she doesn’t mind that my bloom is fading.

    • polk8dot says:

      Queen of Delusion! What a moronic twat.
      YOU’RE NOT ALL THAT, bit@h!
      I wonder what she sees when she looks in the mirror, as it’s apparently not reality. Listen, idiot: you are pudgy, pasty, puffy, and at best average looking. All your working out is obviously not helping since you have a belly, thick legs, pudgy arms (ew, gross), your boobs hang down to your waist, and your face looks like it is melting.
      I’ve met delusional psychos like you before, who can’t stand any other woman, being nasty bit@hes themselves, so they are mean, rude and condescending, both in words and attitude. You’d be much better served if you once admitted the sad truth that maybe the other women can’t stand you because you’re an insufferable, stuck-up, self-obsessed, overblown idiot.
      Guess what? I am pretty, slim, funny, a good person, and a great friend to both men and women. ‘I get complements all the time’ too, only I never get the hate. So pretty much it must be just your winning personality.
      Dumbass!

    • Sweettart says:

      I don’t know about this particular person because in her photo she doesn’t look that exceptionally beautiful, but I do know that what she is saying does happen.

      I had a friend in college like that. A regular customer at coffee shop she worked at gave her jewelry on her last day. If you were out with her, she was hit on constantly.

      Another friend said, “Being around her is like being in a parade, everyone stops and stares.”

      It was totally true.

      Interestingly, while she was stunning in person, she didn’t really photograph that well (maybe that’s the case with this person?) She looked pretty in pictures, but it wasn’t even close to the same effect as in person.

      She was the nicest person and went out of her way to be friendly to women she met, but most women did hate her, if they were the slightest bit insecure, they would be hostile to her.

      I don’t know the situation with that writer, but what she is saying is absolutely true. There are downsides to being beautiful.

      • Randomer says:

        It’s true, there are downsides (not speaking from personal experience), and some women may resent you. But that’s a far cry from being able to attribute EVERY time someone doesn’t get on with you to your looks. And in the long term, it’s been proven that beautiful women have an easier time of getting promotions etc at work, something Ms Brick admits to have used to get ahead herself. So perhaps her female colleagues are just sick of watching her transparently flirt with all her male colleagues (whether they be taken or not) in order to get ahead? I don’t know to what extent she takes advantage of her looks to get ahead at work, and I wouldn’t speculate. But I often find that when a woman talks about how much other women hate her, she’s normally overly-depentent on flirtation and too competitive against other women, which naturally doesn’t endear you to the girlfriends of all the men you’re flirting with.

        And as for your friend’s case, it’s unfortunate for her, and she sounds lovely, but there could also have been more variables than just looks. Being ‘cripplingly shy’ really doesn’t get you ahead, career-wise, and it’s also something people can look down on you for (now THAT’s speaking from personal experience). People might have been envious of her looks, or it could have been general sexism in a male-dominated workplace that would have affected her even if she wasn’t a stunner.

      • EUanon says:

        I will not assess my looks. I can only speak of the immediate effect I have been receiving on them all my life: women have hated my guts until I played the game of being really stupid to try to balance the rejection, that led me to depression (mind you, I speak 5 languages, I’m a practising lawyer, have an honours degree in Economics too. Will stop the list here, this is about explanations, not bragging) and I saw how the women delighted in my going through serious shit for some 4 years. I’m finally seeing through the alienation, and getting out of that sucker hole, and it’s amazing how I’m still being attacked by some who want me down (whatever happened to compassion or plain common sense?). As far as men goes, at the end of the day, when their come on is really strong, I feel like a post-it with sex written on it is on display on my forehead: it gets nasty for your heart, for your soul (I’m extremely sensitive, and can be hurt easily because of all that rejection -it started early, just imagine the girls in highschool); and the good ones, well, they rarely can work up their nerve, and if they do, they don’t tend to act naturally. I’m 39, pic in avatar taken 3 months ago. I just wanted to tell you how it feels to be on the other side, at least in my experience. I won’t bore you anymore, and I hope no really harsh vitriol comes my way, because I swear, if there’s one thing I’ve gone over my way to do all my life is to try to be good to other people, always help out, hold on to the suffering ones and open my heart (Buddhism would help there, to keep my safe, to some extent).

      • Str8Shooter says:

        While I will be the first to admit that this woman is suffering some serious self-delusion (and obvious insecurities about herself)…I have to say, that in my experience, this kind of alienation and hostility also exists within the gay community.

        I have had people tell me over the years that they find me attractive (and no, I’m not bragging here) and I think I also have a lot of other qualities going for me as well, not the least of which is always trying to be kind to others and nice to be around. Yet, for years have also been subject to some pretty brutal remarks and petty jealousies by other gay men, most of the time in circumstances where we were in a large group and they were there with their significant others. So in that vein, I can relate to the whole ‘freezing out’ thing that people tend to do if they feel insecure around someone that others may find appealing.

        I have also a few friendships over the years, where it turned out the person I thought was a so-called ‘best friend’ was really just being my friend with the hopes of something romantic to happen. In fact, on two occasions the people involved had admitted to me that they couldn’t stand the attention I received when we were out, how they were jealous, etc.

        That is NOT something which anyone likes to endure, trust me on that.

        So while I agree with everyone else on here that this woman is a narcissistic nutjob, I do agree on ONE level only that this kind of treatment does tend to befall people who are considered attractive by others.

  14. csol says:

    Wow she should go to california and meet up with leannrimes…this woman and leann seem to have the exact deluded and irrational self opinion that they r prettier n better than everyone else!!

  15. Shadowd says:

    Just one question, is that the correct picture of the person we are discussing, or did you make a mistake and put up the wrong picture?

  16. CTgirl says:

    She needs to get back on her meds, quick.

  17. Rux says:

    So there will be No Miss World or Miss Universe because there is no point; Samantha Bricks has just been handed the title permanently.

  18. Bite me says:

    Don’t hate me cuz am beautiful , do the pretty girl rock..

  19. Micki says:

    Is she a cousin of Jessica Biel by a chance? That’s the other unbearably beautifull, moaning, misunderstood ets., ets…creature

  20. Zelda says:

    Damn, I need to move to England, if that’s a 10 over there.

    I will live on champagne. Sadly I will have no girlfriends. But I’ll be so drunk, who cares about that shit?

    • Rux says:

      HAHAHHAHAH! I spit my coffee up laughing at that….so funny.

    • Liv says:

      :-D Let’s meet there.

    • Lizbet says:

      Just what I was thinking. England is a lot more loose with their definition of beauty.

      It would be a scream if some random woman took pity on her and invited her to bridesmaid for them.

    • Lilalis says:

      Haha, I’m coming with you! :D

      • Intercontinental says:

        LOL…not so quick ladies, she’s in France! The weather there is also much better at present too… 😁

    • tinydancer77 says:

      Hahaha

      • Annie says:

        As an Australian who has travelled widely in both the US and the UK (so I have a fairly neutral point of view) I have to say that both sides of the Atlantic seem to have the same proportion of gorgeous women. The UK does seem to have a broader definition of “beauty” though and the cultural mindset seems to frown upon vanity much more and favour much more “natural beauty”. The English and Irish also seem to breed a specific kind of rank, filthy celeb – the type you can practically smell through your computer monitor. These two factors might give the illusion that UK women are less attractive, although objectively – when looking at the various non-famous faces in the street – this is absolutely not the case. The big difference is more in the CELEBS not in the population as a whole. The whole “British teeth” thing is the same – there are “ordinary” Americans with absolutely terrible teeth, the huge difference is that you never see teeth like that on even a slightly famous person, whereas in the UK and Europe there are loads of famous people with “regular person teeth”. Overall, the US seems to have more of a gaping difference in attractiveness level between the faces on tv and the faces in the street when compared to the UK (where if anything it seems like the more fuglier folk are celebrated more).

    • Mary says:

      you know what’s funny about that? Jessica Biel is actually beautiful. So no one was contesting her on that, at least. We can’t say the same for Mrs. Brick.

      EDIT: Shit, my reply got attached to the wrong comment.

  21. Hautie says:

    Bless her little homely heart… :)

    Unfortunately, I have seen this type of female up close. Many times.

    And they are always very average looking to flat out homely. Yet, truly believe they are gorgeous. And act as such.

    Contrary to what this female states… I suspect she is in constant mode of flirt, with anyone with a penis. And no matter how ugly a girl may be… if she knows how to flirt, men will respond.

    I would also suspect she talks sh*t about everyone female she knows. And that is why she has no female friends.

    • I believe you nailed it. Thankfully, I haven’t known anyone this delusional ever. When I read the article, I kept thinking, “Honey, it’s your personality and most likely overt and inappropriate flirting that pissing people off.”

      • StaceyP says:

        I concur and I bet random men just don’t give her things. I am betting the hard core flirting comes first and the men are expecting to get something out of it.

    • Randomer says:

      It’s true. Whenever one comes across a woman who announces ‘other women always hate me waaah waah’ it does normally end up being someone who can’t. stop. flirting. with. every. man. in. the. room, and always needs to be the centre of attention, even amongst her circle of friends, not someone who is perfectly nice but happens to be reviled by jealous bitchy women. She hasn’t exactly made clear how she does respond to attention, and has played down her role in interacting with all these people in the article. It would be interesting to see what she had to say about that.

      In other articles she’s been perfectly frank that she DOES flirt and dress sexily to get ahead at work, and even the ending of this article hints that she enjoys men’s attentions rather a lot. Which is fair enough, however she choses to deal with the kyriarchy is her business, and I’m not saying it’s wrong to do that. But you can’t admit you spend your work hours flirting with all the men to get ahead in one article, and then act SHOCKED in another that all your female colleagues don’t appreciate you using your charms (real or not) to get ahead. Um, most women don’t respond to that well to THAT kind of approach, regardless of whether they have equal charms or not… And if you focus on flirting at work, other women might not see you as a team player, something an article like this putting down all other women universally and dismissing anyone who disagrees with her as ‘just jealous’, then you’re not doing yourself any favours on the social front. Arrogance (whether justified or not) doesn’t win many mates, nor does it make for entertaining reading, society likes nothing better than to tear people like that down.

      And as for friends… um, I trust the stunners as much as the not-so-stunners (they’re all lovely in my eyes anyway) with whoever I’m dating. And if a woman doesn’t trust a girlfriend with her man, it’s normally because she either knows he likes to roam (in which case dump him!) or knows her friend is a shameless flirt who would consider bedding her friends’ partners.(dump that friend!)

      There are friends I’ve had who’ve not been lookers at all but I would not trust with someone because those now-ex-friends proved themselves ethically-dubious, attention-seeking and disloyal, whereas other friends equally or more attractive I would never suspect of the same.

      So, really, none of your girlfriends trusting you might say a lot more about how they see your morality or core personality and trustworthiness than your looks. And if all the brides think she would outshine them, perhaps they feel she always needs to be at the centre of attention? Whether those friends are right in her case, or overreacting isn’t our place to judge. I just really doubt that many close people would dislike you purely based on looks and not at all based on how you respond to attention to said looks.

      • Zooyork says:

        Love your thoughtful, intelligent post. I totally agree.
        And if this guy outside the supermarket offered to park her car, and gave her a coffee…. then I think the reason for that is that he is a nice guy who saw someone crying, and wanted to help out because of that…. not because she is “so beautiful”, as she claims.

      • DRLM says:

        Well put. I, too, have witnessed those attention seeking women who seem to value themselves primarily through the response they receive from men. — Generally, I do not enjoy being in their company because they cannot focus on whatever we’re doing without eyes roving for attention. Furthermore, they cannot be trusted alone with whatever man I am seeing at that time. THAT is why a woman of this nature is without female friends, unless she surrounds herself with the same type of women, but then that would mean competition.

        On another note, it is clear that these photos are profession. This mean pro makeup, hair, lighting and posing. Unfortunately for Samantha Brick, I suspect she is looking her best. This does not necessarily bode well for her statement of being overly attractive. Certainly, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However, I suspect without professional imaging she could walk into a room and remain largely unnoticed without some extraordinary behavior.

    • Esmom says:

      It’s like the opposite of low self-esteem. High self-esteem? Is that a thing?

      • crazycatlady says:

        Yes. It’s called ‘narcissism.’ And unfortunately, most of the people who suffer from it are not, in fact, exceptional as they believe they are.

        On the slightly less extreme end, there are those who are just arrogant bastards.

        Whichever one she is, it is most definitely her self-centered attitude that people dislike, and because of her delusion, she can only believe it’s because of her looks. I mean, think about it, if you come to the realization that people just DON’T LIKE YOU, that can be pretty devastating.

  22. spiderpig says:

    as we say in south africa, AIBO!! *translation – WTF?

  23. AJC says:

    There’s a general consensus that her opinion of her looks is overblown.

    At the same time, if there wasn’t a picture attached to this article, many of us would agree that women can act needlessly petty toward one another.

    Otherwise, there wouldn’t be a web site called ‘celebitchy’, eh?

    • MrsBarneyStinson says:

      Yes, women can be petty towards each other. And they can act on jealously. Nobody is denying that.

      All we’re denying is that she’s not as “lovely” or “good looking” as she thinks she is.

    • amanda says:

      Exclusively through reading her article I would still form the opinion that her personality is what prevents other women from liking her. Reminds me of my grandmother, overtly hostile to women but eager to fawn over any man.

  24. Monkey Jim says:

    Yep, I saw her response, that’s why it’s a losing battle as she’s just saying all the negative responses prove how jelly we are. So…

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder – I will always think my children are beautiful – and subjective. The reason for the ire is that she’s pretty, totally, but ‘beauty’ is a way more elusive concept – personally I think of Liz Taylor, Marilyn Monroe; today maybe Marion Cotillard or even La Jolie on a good day (maybe). The unfortunately named Samantha Brick – no. So yeah, one massive ‘SIT DOWN’ to her. Great PR for her though (maybe that’s the point?)

  25. Original Lucy says:

    delusional much?

  26. helvetica says:

    Ugh, she’s not even that pretty IMO.

  27. Vera says:

    She looks rather ordinary, just with blonde hair. Like, give her brown hair and she would just sort of fade away (not knocking brunettes – I am brunette and I love brunette hair). And even though I hate to knock on her weight, she isn’t slim to me. She just looks normal. Maybe when she was younger she was slim, but she has an average body type. By no means fat, but when I think slim it is smaller than her, but not bone-thin.

    Also, how old is she? She doesn’t look all that young…maybe mid thirties? And it is showing. Maybe when she was younger she was more of a stunner, but I’m failing to see it. She just looks very ordinary to me.

  28. Nu truth says:

    I rolled my eyes so hard multiple times I’m still felling dizzy. Yeah, Galileo was wrong. You’re the center of the universe and we are all just jealous b!tches!

  29. Sarah says:

    and now here we are talking about this unknown woman. So she wanted attention and she got it because we’re all a bunch of gossip hungry people. I can imagine she’s going to be getting her 15 minutes now.

    And as for her looks, well that’s not my place to judge.

  30. Nanz says:

    Writing 101: You can’t argue that you’re not a flirt AND claim to have flirted to get ahead in the same article. I’m guessing she either wrote while drunk or is too delusional/narcissistic to be humiliated the next day.

    • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

      I was going to point that out, but got distracted by all of the other ridiculous claims she made. Also, in her first article, she talks about having no female friends (because they’re all jealous) but (in the second article) she talks about all the calls she got from her lady friends asking if she was ok. This woman is totally inconsistent And clearly deluded.

    • Kay_la says:

      Not only did she contradict herself in the article but if you look at other articles she’s written they are things like “I use my sex appeal at work and so does any woman with any sense”. From her articles like one about how her husband will divorce her if she gets fat and why a magazine for large women is a con, I think her personality and flirting are the reasons women don’t like her. She seems very shallow and unaware of how people really perceive her.

    • Cassinator says:

      I agree. She’s as full of double speak as Octomom. Do I see the beginnings of a hideous friendship?

  31. Cirque28 says:

    She has the narrative of her life already written in her head, so everything that happens to her must be part of it.

    It’s too bad she couldn’t come up with a narrative where she’s not such a victim, such as: “I’m smart and strong, therefore life is great and I can be friendly and open-hearted to everyone I meet.”

  32. Intercontinental says:

    Amusing, really amusing…

    Has it occurred to anybody that she is getting the very reaction she has provoked to prove a point?

    In our very humble opinion that appears to be that people look on the surface of whats put under their nose rather than taking a deeper view and regulating thought patterns not to necessarily either agree or disagree but to understand, perhaps be more understanding of the/a scenario, to be able to put ones self in that position… And perhaps more importantly, the effect a persons actions have on an individual ie; embarrassment!

    It’s also interesting how the piece was placed in the gossip section…

    Bitch away folks!

  33. Intercontinental says:

    Amusing, really amusing…

    Has it occurred to anybody that she is getting the very reaction she has provoked to prove a point?

    In our very humble opinion that appears to be that people look on the surface of whats put under their nose rather than taking a deeper view and regulating thought patterns not to necessarily either agree or disagree but to understand, perhaps be more understanding of the/a scenario, to be able to put ones self in that position… And perhaps more importantly, the effect a persons actions have on an individual ie; embarrassment!

    It’s also interesting how the piece was placed in the gossip section…

    B!tch away folks!

  34. Julie says:

    if we bash her we just prove her theory in her eyes.

    im sure being super beautiful also has its downsides but dont worry girl you will never experience that.

  35. bagladey says:

    She’s a head case. She’s not even vaguely beautiful or even sexy.

  36. dahlianoir says:

    “Points and laughs.” At this point, nothing I can say will express my feelings of disbelief.

  37. Missy Mara says:

    Jesus take the wheel!

  38. Original Lucy says:

    just showed her picture to my husband…he immediately started to pack his bags and book a flight to England saying he must find this beautiful creature and win her heart…I told him it was useless, that men around the world have tried to capture this goddess to no avail, but he said he must try…why oh why, did God give all the beauty and charms to this one female, but not a lick of brains….

  39. cc1 says:

    Whether we think Samantha is stunning or not (by UK standards she is, by LA, um…) I do sympathise with her in part. I have a few friends that literally can stop traffic, and they have experienced limited career development, which they can attribute to their looks. One example is my sorority sister, a Penelope Cruz-look alike, with the voice to boot. She got 2 advanced degrees in engineering (following in her father’s footsteps) with scholarships. She was harassed in school, and then when we entered the working world and watched her get treated appallingly by the handful of women in her job. Nasty rumors were spread about her at work, and she finally switched companies, only to face similar treatment. Doesn’t help that she is painfully shy and now finds it hard to trust people… 2nd example is my friend who looks like Angelina Jolie. When she goes on interviews (she’s a freelance journalist, so she often has interviews with outlets), she makes sure to find out if a male or female will be interviewing her. If it’s a male, she’ll dress normally (light make-up) but if it’s a female, she’ll dress like she is in Saudi Arabia and wear coke-bottle reading glasses she bought for this very reason… She is often rejected for jobs when women interview her, but rarely by men. 3rd example is myself – while I don’t stop traffic, I am sometimes told I am very attractive. I occasionally get some freebies, but it is more from particular men… Anyway, I had a few evil female managers who I literally had to trick and kiss their a**es to not feel the nasty treatment from them. One job manager in particular was awful – she hated me b/c some married guy at work had a crush on me (he stopped at my desk 3x a day, my female co-workers sitting next to me always cracked-up after he left, calling him sick with puppy-love or whatever). I sat in a place where everyone on the floor had to walk by, which was terrible for me b/c I got visited and/or asked out by men everyday on this military base. This all happened on a military base, so you can imagine how few females were ever around (I worked for a consulting firm so we all wore business suits). Things hit the fan when my evil female manager actually said something to this guy’s boss about his visits to my desk, and THEN said something to her boss (my boss’s boss) about it. Evil manager then said something nasty to me under her breath, and would always give me a hard time on things I worked on… Yes, she was like 20 years older, and she had a hard life (which she openly discussed), but she handled things so unprofessionally. As flattering as the attention was, I never encouraged it, I had a boyfriend who I talked about all the time, and asked my female (my age) co-workers what I should do? They said I was totally professional and such a good sport and kind to everyone and that I wasn’t doing anything wrong. I basically felt helpless. Even when the guy stopped at my desk I would just ask him how his wife and son were doing, and that he had a lovely family, and that I had a deadline to do, blah blah. I then asked if I could have my desk moved somewhere more discrete, started wearing my glasses and no make-up and put my hair in a bun, and NEVER left my desk so nasty rumors couldn’t be spread about me having an affair. Just some food for thought!

    • Lara says:

      No she is not stunning by UK standards, I see better looking girls walking down the street in my home city – heck I see better looking girls in my home estate and we’re chav central!

      • kit says:

        You just beat me to it!
        I don’t know in which part of the UK she would be stunning/gorgeous. Where I am she wouldn’t turn any heads.

    • Monkey Jim says:

      ‘By UK standards she is’ ???????????
      Errr, F–K OFF!
      Love, Me x
      Ps: yes, I’m in the UK.
      Pps: maybe you are being ironic, I couldn’t be bothered to get to the end of your rambling verbosity to find out.

      • fancyamazon says:

        She says she gets hit on and finds competition at work….in a military base….who’d a thunk it?

      • cc1 says:

        Are we missing the point? Sure, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so what one person thinks is attractive may not be the case for someone else. I found her experiences curious; she made some “deductive reasoning” to conclude why she has been treated the way she is. Flawed reasoning, delusional, or not, those are her experiences she chose to share. And if you know anyone who has been in any type of similar situation, can you help but feel a tad sympathetic? Wondering what the reaction would be had there not been any photos of her released… They distract from the points she was sharing..

    • gast says:

      I’m sorry, but I couldn’t get through all of the “he said, she said, they said…”.

      • Monkey Jim says:

        Thanks, Fancyamazon, for the synopsis :) ) Obv, being from the UK, I am too busy grooming my monobrow, combing my back and polishing my glass eye to read extended paragraphs xx

    • irishserra says:

      Lol. I’d like to know what “UK standards” are. I’m from the US, but I find that phrase ignorant and offensive.

      I’m sorry for your plight at work, but the bottom line is that the truly beautiful women don’t really know or acknowledge that they are beautiful, which lends to their beauty… the rest just fall victim to wishful thinking.

      • almond says:

        Exactly! The women I know who are really beautiful aren’t all that aware of their looks. It doesn’t really regester to them that they’re stunning. If someone compliments them they say “thank you”, shrug and go about their day. And even the most beautiful of them still has issues with her body or face. I don’t know of anyone who looks in the mirror and goes “Damn, I’m perfect!”

        And I’m sorry, but I don’t understand this concept of getting freebies because someone thinks you’re stunning. If you don’t like that kind of attention then you put on an expression that would dissuade any suitors. Bring out your bitch face and keep it on while you’re out doing your shopping or whatever if you find it so hard to do anything without getting hit on. Look unapproachable. Someone checks you out, study the walls and ceiling and don’t acknowledge them. If a guy is giving you the once-over and you smile like a doofus of course he’s going to approach you. You don’t encourage behavior you do not like.

        And if some guy comes up to you and starts spewing nonsense first make the assumption that he’s a desperate douchebag, not that you’re so gorgeous he literally could not help himself. This goes for any bitch whose first thought is “damn, I’m irresistible!”, including this delusional trick with a a sever narcissistic personality disorder. That’s right, I just armchair-diagnosed someone.

      • TheOriginalTiffany says:

        @almond, you are so right.
        My looks are not foremost in my mind. I’d rather be known for being smart, funny, a good wife and mom. I say thanks when complimented, but heck yes you can shut that down when out and about..
        Bitchface has served me well all over the world, you can shut people down with an iPod, a serious face and direct demeanor.
        There are some really gorgeous women out there and I don’t see them being offered a car park and coffee.
        It’s nice to get out of a ticket once in a while, though.
        Poor Samantha Brick so empty on the inside. Who cares about the outside with an inside like that!

      • Daphne says:

        Oh Almond. Bless you! I’m crying from laughing so hard!

    • Jaye says:

      “by UK standards”?? That’s a really stupid stereotype.

    • skipper says:

      I’m sure I’ll get s**t for this but, I am on the higher end of the specturm, attractive wise and I never get freebies, I get along fine with my female bosses. The difference is the vibe I give off. There are girls who just give off the “I’m looking for attention vibe” and men will give it to them. More nastily put, they give off the “I’m easy” vibe. I give off the “don’t bother” vibe. Attractiveness has very little to do with it. Men will go for the less attractive, more available woman before they will go for the beautiful, out of reach woman.

      Simply put, women who have major problems with their appearance getting in the way of friendships, work, etc. are usually just sluts. That includes you CC1 and all of your supermodel friends. If you wanted that guy to stop talking to you at your desk all the time, quit being receptive to him.

      • Samigirl says:

        First of all, I <3 your handle. My dog is named Skipper :) Love it!

        Secondly, THIS. I am an attractive person. I say this with confidence. I've been told since I was 16, even by strangers, that I'm beautiful. Wanna know what I've gotten? A few free drinks. Some guy gave a me a free cookie at Mrs. Fields at the airport over Christmas. Flowers sent to class sometimes by a few different admirers. None of this is anything to brag about. It’s nice, but it’s definitely nothing to write home about.

        I've never had a problem with other women. The majority of my friends ARE women. Some are attractive, some may not be considered to be attractive, but they are beautiful to me. I've gotten along with almost every coworker I've ever had that's female-bosses included. Never in fights with females at school, either. Why? Because I'm not an overconfident loon that thinks I'm the next coming of flippin Cindy Crawford. If you're a NICE person, other people will like you (for the most part), and if they don't? Who cares?

    • Rux says:

      OMG that’s not food for thought, that’s a Las Vegas Buffet for your brain.

      TMFI

      • Jax says:

        What military base are you at? Because its not the 1950s anymore. We have a lot more women in the ranks then you give credit. But maybe they avoid your desk because of the attention you command from the guys. Some military men can be hounds, but it’s not from the lack of options. it’s the vibe.

    • anonymoose says:

      Brick does indeed seem to be amusingly delusional, but no more so than any Kardashian or Lohan.

      Apparently the middle ground here is obscured? cc1 tries to be a voice of reason, and the harsh reactions to her are disappointing.

      What I find most offensive is the attitude that women who receive unwanted attention are at fault for receiving it. No person is responsible for someone else’s actions.

      That kind of flawed thinking is the same horrifying illogic that contends that women who wear skirts are asking to be raped.

      Put a little love in your hearts, and be reasonable, people!

      • the original almond says:

        You extrapolate too much. I’m not gonna say how moronic it is to compare that with rape. You can fend off unwanted attention with a decisive No and a cold attitude. You don’t have to take it, so you don’t. If it persists in the work place or at school then you have a case of sexual harassment and you need to speak to HR. But most time a simple “I’m not interested, please don’t bother me anymore” is enough to deflate any guy. Nobody likes rejections so most will avoid you afterwards.

        As for cc1, from what she was saying it does come down to attitude. If the dude doesn’t get it, you stop being nice and start pretending to be too busy with work to pay attention to him. After a while he’ll tire of talking to himself.

        I’ve only ever had problems with one guy who was, much as this Samantha Brick, completely delusional. Guess what? I ignored him and he got bored. Or he got laid and realised he wasn’t that in love with me and I didn’t need all that saving he thought I was desperate for.

    • Kate #2 says:

      She is absolutely not stunning by UK standards. Not in any way, shape or form. She’s bog standard average. I see women at that level all the time in admin jobs, or working as bank tellers. Nice looking enough, but nothing special.

    • Kiyoshigirl says:

      Sounds like the female boss and the guy who stopped by your desk multiple times a day were doing it. Although you thought she was jealous of you and your appearance, you could have been any other woman at that base. She was possessive of him and you took the brunt of her anger because you were convenient. The two of them probably laughed about it when they met in hotel rooms to do the nasty. My point here is that you are only looking at the situation from your perspective. You don’t know what you don’t know. Got it? Don’t assume it’s always about you.

    • Zooyork says:

      cc1, (other than the part about UK vs LA standards), I really liked and appreciated your thoughtful post. It was very insightful. I imagine that if Mrs. Brick had written an article that was similar to your post, there would be no need for any flack. It would have
      promoted an intelligent debate. Thanks for the good read!

  40. Agnes says:

    bless her heart.

    also, we might be misinterpreting the story. perhaps she’s a prostitute? she says that men pay for her stuff all the time… maybe she just doesn’t want to admit to her chosen line of work. haha

  41. Steph says:

    ahhhh, ego. That’s the best way to lose female friends and to lose friends in general, EGO

  42. Akula says:

    That was my EXACT reaction too! I was about to type the ever profound comment of hahahahahahahhahahahaha but you beat me to it Asli! But LOL is pretty much the only reaction I had and the only one such grand delusions deserve. Too funny!

  43. Mum says:

    Aha! Now I know why my neighbors ignore me!! it’s not because they think I’m a weirdo, it’s because I’m hot damn it!!

    • fancyamazon says:

      lol :) I like this idea a lot.

    • Zooyork says:

      omg Mum this is my favorite comment so far :) Hope that’s why my neighbours alienate me as well lol… here all along I thought it was because I don’t have a tidy yard etc!!

  44. kit says:

    I can just imagine the reaction the next time she is at a social function lol.
    Of course women can be petty and jealous, but when I look at my social circle, we save the eye rolls for the women who just have to flirt with any man that’s attached and/or who look down at other women. And Samantha is exactly that type.

    • Cirque28 says:

      But due to her beauty, she can hardly attend any social functions! When she can’t get out of invitations, she dresses down to avoid trouble from all those jealous bitches and their dumbstruck, drooling husbands.

      (paraphrased from the full delusional essay)

  45. lil ole me says:

    She has a case of “the Leann Rimes”- clearly a “3″ thinking they are a “10″.

    • Cathy says:

      Another delusional one would be the Cracken, she thinks she’s a ten when she’s nothing more than a used up douche bag.

  46. Chatcat says:

    nar·cis·sism (närs-szm) also nar·cism (-szm)
    n.
    1. Excessive love or admiration of oneself. See Synonyms at conceit.
    2. A psychological condition characterized by self-preoccupation, lack of empathy, and unconscious deficits in self-esteem.
    3. Erotic pleasure derived from contemplation or admiration of one’s own body or self, especially as a fixation on or a regression to an infantile stage of development.
    AND there was a picture of her fugly face right next to the definition.

  47. Bej says:

    I once knew a woman who had this kind of delusional opinion of herself. Everytime we went out, even just to the store, if a man walked past and just glanced our way, he was ‘checking her out’, and every conversation with the opposite sex was loaded with sexual innuendo and all men were always ‘flirting’ or ‘coming on’ to her. It got too much to take & I eventually avoided continuing a friendship with her as her self obsession, inflated ego and need to be desired became exhausting. And exasperating. She once claimed my husband was weird as he was the only man she had met who didn’t respond when she attempted flirting with him. (and joked that if I wasn’t married to him, she’d totally go there!) That was enough to convince me she had no idea nor desire to have friendships with any woman. Which contradicted her belief that she never kept female friends for long because we always ended up so jealous and insecure around her. Sounds a lot like Bricks delusions. And the woman I knew was probably, deep down the most insecure woman I’ve ever met. Believing her worth was dependent on how much attention she received from men. Quite sad really.
    Also, there is nothing wrong with a beautiful woman acknowledging her physical attributes, but it’s less offensive when that beauty is not putting down other women & calling us all jealous. If that physical beauty is complemented by inner strength, intelligence, empathy for others and just a decent caring soul, then I’m sure most other women would be happy to celebrate it with her.

    • Cirque28 says:

      Totally.

      It’s not limited to women either. I (briefly) dated a guy like this. According to him, basically everyone he knew/had ever known was desperately in love with him! He seemed sadly insecure, but reassurances from me always just fueled the fire. When I said, “You’re not fat, you look fine,” he announced that I was terrified to see him get in better shape because he might not be able to fend off his legions of admirers.

      Pathetic and really transparent.

      • LittleDeadGirl says:

        He actually said that to you?! Ha. If you kept a straight face I applaud you!

      • Cirque28 says:

        @LDG: Yep, really. He also had a habit of saying, “Obviously you look at me and see a handsome, rugged, masculine guy.”

        I thought, “What a delightfully dry sense of humor!” But he was serious.

  48. Rose says:

    Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. OBVIOUSLY.

  49. fabgrrl says:

    I think this is obviously some kind of performance art.

  50. fernanda says:

    thick neck. carefully concealed w/ hair.

    & you can tell from the first picture she’s used Botox in the forehead.

    looks like someone’s “bloom” is carefully cultivated. which i have no problem with. she’s a mere mortal not a model, though. i agree with other commenters she is probably in perma-flirt mode, making every man think he has a chance and this is what gets the reaction she does from them (and the annoyance from women)

  51. Ha says:

    Eek. I hate to say it, but she may have hit a little kernel of truth amongst all the boasting and general annoyingness. Women can be bitches to anyone they perceive as a threat (especially if another female is getting male attention that they crave). I have a couple of stunning friends in college who are literally the sweetest, humblest people you have ever met, however, women are generally bitches to them.

    • Jaye says:

      Does cattiness happen? Sure. But I’m kind of offended by the assumption that it’s a trait of ALL women. Not all gorgeous women are as arrogant as Mrs. Brick and carry that “I know you are going to hate me just because I’m beautiful” chip on their shoulders. Those women are treated with disdain more often because of their attitudes…not what they look like.

      • Randomer says:

        Right, Jaye! Women can be catty and competitive (the way the media pits us against each other doesn’t help!) but I do resent the implication that someone I wouldn’t even notice if she were walking past me in the high street must be a source of jealousy or envy from myself or others if we disagree with her in any way!

  52. DeltaJuliet says:

    If a woman is actually beautiful, she doesn’t need to go around telling everyone. It should be pretty obvious. If I saw her on the street…..I mean, of course she’s not ugly, but she is certainly nothing special.

    I like her thinking though. From now on whenever someone isn’t nice to me (and where I work it happens A LOT) I’m just going to tell myself that it is my other-wordly beauty that makes people treat me that way. You know, put a positive spin on it.

    • jc126 says:

      She ain’t all that. At least, she doesn’t photograph THAT well. Not hideous, but not breathtaking.

      Maybe she gets the reactions she claims she gets for other reasons than her alleged stunning beauty. Maybe that dress really was too revealing, maybe she DOES flirt really inappropriately with her friends’ husbands.

  53. DeltaJuliet says:

    And BTW, just because the “standard of beauty” is blonde hair and blue eyes, doesn’t mean everyone who has those things is a knock-out. Just FYI.

    • Lady D says:

      Last time I checked, there was approximately 19 million of us blue-eyed blondes out there. There is no way they are all beautiful. (I am but that’s beside the point:)

  54. Jen says:

    The primary part of Brick’s confusion, I think, is that she doesn’t divide her attitude from her looks.

    Human beings respond to attitude and confidence; clearly this is a woman who, consciously or unconsciously (though I’d think consciously), has taught herself the correct ways to attract attention, flirt, pander, be charming, and generally make an impression.

    Perhaps she gets all the attention because she makes it very clear that she likes and expects it.

    Many truly beautiful women are never approached at all, either because they exist in a nucleus of their own beauty and people are afraid to touch them, or because they give off a ‘please leave me alone’ signal.

    She’s confusing a series of signals with a biological gift, I think – which is confusing, because you can be proud of mastering a series of signals, whereas beauty just comes with the genes.

    • Jayna says:

      Bingo. Spot on. I have one friend who is breathtakingly beautiful. Her friends, who are much less pretty. get far more come-ons, even though my friend may get far more looks. She does have an unapproachable air.

    • Annie says:

      Hit the nail on the head Jen and Jayna. She’s (physically) not particularly beautiful by any standard, whether in the UK or any country or for 41 or any age. She’s just a bit above average I’d say although I can see she puts more effort into her looks/body/grooming then the average woman which men will certainly notice and appreciate. However I will admit she has a certain aura about her which could be described as sexual…a certain sort of self-possession and smug self-assuredness without being overly unapproachable/out of most guys league. I mean for example Rachel Weisz is probably around this chick’s age and waaaaaay prettier but put her and Samantha Brick in the same pub and I can see Samantha getting more come-ons. So yes, it’s her attitude, not her (genetic) looks. Men tend to pick up on the things I’ve mentioned before they pick up on a women’s ACTUAL looks I’ve noticed, so there is probably something in what this Samantha says. She’s lying when she says she doesn’t like the attention though.

      • Zooyork says:

        Very interesting Annie! I liked the example you gave using Rachel Weisz. I can now understand more about this.
        Even back in junior high / high school, I used to be puzzled. I thought that guys and girls had a different idea of beauty. Like the girls I thought were prettiest were not who the guys went after. So I assumed that guys had a different vision of who was pretty.
        What you said helps me understand that what I thought was not the case. There’s more to ‘who gets approached more by men’ than actual physical beauty. It wasn’t that guys thought these girls were the prettiest…
        of course as I got older I realized the HUGE factor personality comes in to play.. however I never clued into the part you mentioned about how “she puts more effort into her looks/body/grooming then the average woman which men will certainly notice and appreciate” and that you said you’ve noticed that “Men tend to pick up on the things I’ve mentioned before they pick up on a women’s ACTUAL looks.”
        That’s so fascinating now that you say that!
        I’ve been thinking back about things I’ve witnessed over my life in terms of male/female interactions… and you’re right!!!! I just was never able to put it into a concept or words.

      • Annie says:

        I pulled Rachel Weisz out as an example because I was talking about her with a male friend just a few weeks ago and although we both agreed she was stunning, probably a 9.5 or a 10 and he would absolutely “hit that” if he got the chance, he probably wouldn’t chat her up because “I dunno, I just don’t know what we’d talk about; she seems real prim and proper or something!”

      • Randomer says:

        Spot on. I’m not going to comment on her body language etc, but as a general rule, I think what you said rings true.

        I’ve noticed guys pay MUCH more attention to girls they can see have made an effort – make up (even if it’s a LOT), sexy clothes, flirtatious body language, a lot more than just a woman’s looks. So even ladies I’ve known with a natural beauty (probably much more attractive than most of the ‘hot’ girls if we took the latter’s make-up off) and with figures equally conventionally beautiful (or more so) always seemed to get less attention than those who put a lot more effort into their appearance. Even though they didn’t look particularly sloppy. And I’m guessing a lot of these girls wondered why it was that nobody seemed particularly interested. (I certainly wondered on their account! How often do you think ‘how can such a hottie be single?’ of someone you know?)

        You could have the body of a playboy bunny and the face of a silver screen actress, but if you don’t give out come-hither looks or dress for attention… Or you could just try to look eye-catching and end up punching above your weight in the attention department.

  55. kiki says:

    she has previously written articles for daily mail about how her french husband wants her to look beautiful/sexy all the time even though he is quite obese with a giant porn stache. She is quite delusional and obviously does not qualify for even pretty even with all the makeup. I think her husband is playing some weird mind games with her, poor woman.

    • Randomer says:

      I feel sorry for her on that count, though. ‘I’d leave you if you were fat’ is a horrible thing for your spouse to threaten, it’s like being put into a trap where she HAS to spend all her time worrying about her looks, but may not realise the way she acts out at this unfairness hasn’t done any favours for her image. Like admitting to flirting to get ahead and saying other women should. Yes, sexism exists, and is real and unfair, and women are held to a standard that men are not (ahem, look at her husband. Look at her fellow male journalists – how many of them are made to write articles as vapid as the ones DM gets women to write? I rest my case), but attacking other women and further worsening the idea that women are bitches to each other doesn’t help. Yes, women are bitches, but so are men – there’s been no shortage of men commenting on this. And I can’t say the men I know aren’t ‘bitchy’ when you think about it..

  56. Zorbitor says:

    beep * I’d spork that * beep

  57. skuddles says:

    Uhhhmmmm…. I think plain jane here could use a cup of reality tea with a slice of humble pie – wakey wakey!

  58. Jayna says:

    I work in a field that has a lot of beautiful women, young women. Funny how they all have lots of girlfriends. She must work in a very homely city, because she is nothing special. There are no words for her delusions of grandeur.

  59. MrsBarneyStinson says:

    I don’t want to bash another woman on her looks, but just because she’s so bloody narcissistic I’ll go ahead and say:

    Darling, in your case, beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder.

  60. irishserra says:

    So… What does this say about all of the men who are reportedly stopping dead in their tracks to open doors for her, pay her tabs, etc?

    I guess I could kind of, sort of, maybe just a scoge, grasp her point, but she totally just screws it with her superfluous yammering on about her “beauty.”

  61. Chalky says:

    Good grief. I thought this was some kind of a joke but now she’s doubling down on her delusions. Nothing like a pathological narcissist with a platform.

  62. mel says:

    In my younger days I was a GREAT flirt…I’m nothing special but it worked for me…and this is what this boils down to…guys are really not that picky if you throw out the right cues.

  63. maemay says:

    This is just another Daily FAIL Troll article. Trolling for clicks.

  64. Raz says:

    I think I do sometimes get jealous of women who are better looking than me. But hey – if they’re nice people I’ll usually just get the f over myself and be their friend.

    If you flirt with my boyfriend and solicit his attention constantly, always harp on about how much men LOVE you and buy you things, and generally just don’t shut the f up about the way you look: you’re a narcissistic a-hole and I don’t want to be your friend.

    It doesn’t matter how she ACTUALLY looks, because even if she was the hottest woman on the planet this sort of behaviour is just unappealing.

    • Randomer says:

      Spot on. And hey, if a woman’s entirely stunning, you don’t need to be bi or gay as a woman to notice. I wouldn’t be surprised if attractive women also recieved lots of positive attention from awed women (not including gay women who fancy them as well) because when someone’s lovely looking but not arrogant you don’t have to find them sexually attractive personally to agree they’re mesmerising. I know a lot of really quite attractive women with plenty of female friends.

  65. T.C. says:

    I’m reading her article as pure satire. It’s the only way it makes sense.

    • Coucou says:

      For reals, i’m thinking it’s a joke in light of the recent Megan Fox backlash for her famously misinterpreted comments about trading places with an ugly girl.

      I’ve no doubt Megan would NOT wish to trade places with this Brick chick.

  66. Esmom says:

    This cannot possibly be real. A joke of some sort, I gotta believe. Someone from the Onion is behind this.

  67. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    I think she’s taking the mickey out of all of us, and that is bloody brilliant if true. OMG ,I have to get out of London; Quick! Someone throw some Ebonics my way, some urban slang to remind myself that that I’m still American. LOL.

    But seriously, I do think that in the UK a lot of people would find her hot. Some of the people that make the beautiful list in this joint has me going, really? But hey, when in Rome.

  68. Me says:

    She has a good point. I’ve seen it happen before… most recent example I can think of is that bitchy comedian hating on Diana Mendoza on Celebrity Apprentice. Its just funny because this woman is no Diana Mendoza… she’s pretty though in her own way. I think most importantly though if you ever find yourself saying a whole classification of people hate you… you need to see if you are the problem first.

  69. FFS says:

    …”pther women hate me for no other reason than my lovely looks.”

    No, honey, it’s your arrogant, shitty attitude that’s slamming doors in your face.

  70. LeeLoo says:

    Why in the hell is this narcissistic twit allowed to write this crap? I guess the editor wants to watch her make a fool out of herself. We should get the popcorn ready because I find nothing more entertaining than watching a narcissist have to face reality.

  71. LittleDeadGirl says:

    Oh good lord. Another article that will feed the myth women don’t like other pretty women. Jesus. I’d say with all honesty most of my friends are far better looking than I am and I’m not jealous of any of them. I admire their looks, sure, but I usually ask for advice and compliment them.

    Kaiser hit the nail perfectly on the head when she described why these kind of women are hated. I’ve had friends like these (for VERY brief periods of time). They only give backhanded compliments and have to flirt with your date in front of you. You try and talk to them about anything other then their looks and they can’t hold a conversation. She’s not Angelina Jolie. She’s Megan Fox and there’s a reason one is liked and the other hated.

    • Zooyork says:

      Love your post :) And I think /feel the exact same way you do. I know a (physically) pretty girl, that guys love to flirt with, that can’t hold a converstation..so I have no desire to have my time wasted by her.
      I had to work with her one day, and all she talked about was:
      -shopping
      -diamonds / jewellrey she has/ wants
      -a trip she took, mentioning only how much it cost, and the things and how expensive they were that she bought
      -what she wants her boyfriend to buy her for christmas
      As you can see, it was the most inane, annnoying, ridiculous talk.. I can’t say “conversation”, because it was only one-sided.. her blabbing and me looking away, thinking about other things, trying not to waste any of my time on superficial crap.
      Why would I ever want to become friends/ spend any time with someone like this, let alone (hahahahah) have someone like that be my bridesmaid?
      I have intelligent female friends, that wether they are attractive or not, I can have interesting, stimulating conversations with.
      This is why no women want to be around Brick.

  72. Stubbylove says:

    Oh, bless her delusional heart – how exhausted and lonely she must be – crooked chin up Brick! LOLOLOLOLOL….

  73. Floridaseaturtle says:

    Wow. Kind of mind blowing, really. I am actually kind of worried for her, is she ok? Medication maybe, or lack of? Well, if her boss wanted her off his team, I guess this ‘allowing’ her to publish this story is a way to go. I guess we will see how global attention works out for her.

  74. Ann says:

    Haha, very funny. But, really, she only is as delusional (or even less so) as most men. How many times have you met a balding, flabby middle-aged man who thinks he’s cat-nip to hotties half his age?

    Go Samantha!

    • Zooyork says:

      that’s true, Ann, regarding men.
      I can’t stand how almost every (unattractive) man will go on about how he only wants a “hot” girl.

  75. lucy2 says:

    I’m in the camp that this was some sort of stunt/scam in an effort for attention and publicity.
    And it worked, didn’t it?
    If it’s for real…she needs medical attention.

  76. juju says:

    does porky nose really think she’s cute or is this a joke ??? Maybe in her own mine she’s cute, cause I cant see it !!

  77. PK says:

    I agree with Samantha- its hard being beautiful- I amde this vid in solidarity with the sisterhood – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlRrKOY_ukw

  78. Zvonk says:

    Some women are delusional beyond belief.

    I’ve met women like this before. They believe that any man who talks to them is flirting. Sometimes we men are just being friendly, and that’s all. I’ve been in situations where women have told me told me they have a boyfriend after a few minutes of chatting. Clearly their assumption that I was “making a pass” at them. I take pleasure in telling them that I too have a boyfriend. Seeing their face drop when they realise they’ve been talking to a gay man who isn’t attracted to them is quite funny. But most of the time these women get away with it, because men are too polite to say anything.

    Now for some home truths.

    If a stranger you’ve never met gives you flowers on the street, it’s not because of your beauty, it’s because they’re a weirdo with no social skills that has specifically bought a bunch of flowers to give to a stranger, and has likely stood on a street corner waiting for an opportunity. They will have tried to give those flowers out to some other poor unsuspecting woman before you. Most will have thought he was selling them, and uttered “no thanks” before he had the chance to hand them over, or refused to take flowers from a strange man. That’s likely what happened to this woman. Either that, or she was walking down the street, thinking to herself that she’s the most stunning woman in the world, when some guy holding flowers approached her to ask for directions. At that point she grabbed the flowers, said thank you, and waltzed off oblivious, whilst the man stood there in shock.

    Men like sex. Men want sex. If a woman they’ve just met starts flirting heavily, they will think they’re in with a chance. From that point on, many men will pay for drinks, food and all manner of things in order to get them into bed. The lengths they will go to will be directly proportional not only to their bank balance, but also to the length of time since their last conquest. The longer it’s been since they last had sex, the more money they’ll out pay to seduce you.

    Oh, and I’ve paid for the taxi of a woman I’ve never met before. Not because she was irresistible, but because I wanted the cab, was in a huge hurry, and she was taking forever to find the money to pay the driver. It was easier and more beneficial to me to just pay for her fare myself, just so that I could get on my way. Maybe she thought that it was her stunning beauty that got her a free taxi ride. It wasn’t.

    • almond says:

      Thank you. That is exactly what I was thinking with regards to all these gestures from various men and the delusional way in which they are interpreted. The bit about the guy with the flowers being a creepy social deviant or just a poor sap asking for directions is comedy gold.

    • Kate #2 says:

      Yeah. I’m short-sighted, and I used to go to clubs as a student unable to see anything, quite often. And so if someone seemed to vaguely look at me, I’d smile pleasantly because I had no idea who the hell they were, and didn’t want to blank a friend. But if I didn’t know that person, and they were male, I’d get an offer of a drink and that person by my side in less than ten seconds. The smile was enough. And no, I wasn’t fugly, but I’m also average. Pretty similar to this woman, in fact. Ordinary. But in my experience, a woman alone smiling at a guy in a bar or club equals a prospect to that guy, and he’ll offer a drink as a traditional gesture. That simple.

    • Fleur says:

      I think what’s annoying isn’t the fact that she thinks she’s pretty because… fine, that’s the only face God gave her and she might as well like it, she has every right to like herself. she is pretty in her own way. What’s grating is 1. the fact that her essay puts forth an attitude that this self-declared beauty makes her better than the rest of us, that she’s so gorgeous ever woman instantly feels threatened by her on the spot. Like, really? Are we back in high school? If women universally dislike her it might be what they perceive, justly or not, is an attitude. I think women are much more likely to feel an aversion to a type of girl that makes every group conversation ‘all about her,’ that instantly has to have every man in the room wrapped around her finger whether he’s married or not, that will blantantly, crassly FLIRT with a man you’ve said you like, right in front of you—not because she likes him too, but just to piss you off, and because she wants to prove that she can have him. Women with this skill are not necessarily the most beautiul in the room, but they have an energy that demands attention.

      Sometimes ones ability to attract men has nothing to do with looks, and I think this is what’s getting her confused.
      Not that she’s unattractive, she’s a normal looking woman. But I’ve seen gorgeous girls get completely overlooked because they’re shy, and very conventionally plain girls ‘Get the Guy’ because they have a personality that demands attention. I think it would be much more interesting to read an article by her declaring she’s not the most gorgeous girl in the room but dissecting why she draws attention anyway.

      2. Another annoying bit in the article: the sense that she’s the only woman who ever gets hit on in the whole world. I’d call myself average looking, cute, I guess but not Cindy crawford. And yes, I have gotten hit on by Random Men. I have had men walking down the street ask me out, and I’ve had men in cars pull over to the side of the road and ask if I ‘want a ride.’ (for real. I didn’t. I don’t want to be a body on the side of the road). And it is not because I’m Elizabeth Taylor Reincarnate. It is because there are some lonely people in the world and if they get so much as a smile they feel like they can approach you.

    • Zoe says:

      I’ve had perfectly normal men buy me flowers on the street. Especially when traveling in Europe. Sometimes its just a form of a pick-up, a clever way to approach you. Not all guys are creepy because they buy things for you.

    • crazycatlady says:

      Good points, Zvonk.

    • Zooyork says:

      LOVE this, Zvonk! You made my night:)

  79. paola says:

    Planet earth calls Brick! You have permission to land!

    • paola says:

      …and i’m sorry to be the one to tell you this… but..err..you’re not beautiful! Not even close to be beautiful! maybe you need a new mirror, one that actually works!

      • Kimbob says:

        Hey paola! I do agree w/you, & I’ve commented down below, and like I said, I can’t even bring myself to say she’s even passably attractive, much less good-looking or beautiful.

        If this woman is serious, she’s taking shots of Delusions of Grandeur…and I’d like a shot of that, too! LOL!

  80. Leticia says:

    I think she is merely attractive. I don’t even find her pretty. (Not trying to be critical. she is the one who made her looks a topic of conversation)

  81. hillbillygirl45 says:

    DAMN, all I want to know is, Where did she get her mirror, and can I get one?!?!

    • Kate #2 says:

      A friend of mine used to have a Magic Mirror. It slimmed you down, like a mild version of a fairground mirror, and we used to look in it before going out at night as a jokey boost. It was one of those larky things you think so hilarious in your early 20s, before you understand the awesome power of gravity/slowing metabolism!

      I want a mirror like that now. One that everyone else sees me through!

  82. gast says:

    I just read another article of Mrs. Brick, in which she claims that her former business (a women-only TV company) was ruined because of the hate, jealousy and catfighting amongst her employees. She rants on an on how the women made mean comments about each other, how b*tchy they were and how hard is was for her, because that’s why she lost her business. I guess she is a saint who NEVER made a snarky comment about another woman. And more important: if you start to realize, that your company is suffering, wouldn’t you step up and do something about it? I truly believe that a women only company is a tough business, but she never mentioned anything she tried to make it better( something like a team-building training or that she had talked to the women or anything). I think, she really dislikes other women and she feels more then just above most of them.

    • Kate #2 says:

      Yeah, I’ve worked in an all female office that was completely lovely. We’re all still good friends. They are some of the nicest people it’s ever been my privilege to meet. That company (AMGEN) was notorious for treating its staff like gold, and I think that may have been why that particular group were so fantastic – it was a happy workplace. I worked somewhere else as a temp where the unit were being disbanded inside 6 months and all staff laid off, and I have never known anywhere so vicious.

      If someone thinks gender is the main determinant of atmosphere, the problem lies with them, IMO.

    • fabgrrl says:

      My office is all women and I love working here! My previous career was in IT, with mostly male co-workers. I find a lot more collaboration and professionalism here.

    • Randomer says:

      Since she’s stated in other articles that she prefers to work under men and likes to flirt to get ahead, I wonder if part the problem women in this situation have with working with women is that they are so used to flirting that being in an environment where flirting can’t get them ahead, or even harms their rapport, may be difficult to adjust to. If you’re used to acting a certain way, and even enjoy the attention, perhaps even working with nice women will look less interesting by comparison. She certainly comes across as driven and competitive, but might come across as a flirt and suck-up to other women…

    • Ann says:

      I work in an office that’s about 80% women and it’s the greatest work environment I’ve ever been in. Little to no gossip, nobody who thinks that someone else needs to clean up after them and mellow all round.

  83. AudreyS says:

    C’mon, attractive men and women are treated differently (sometimes better, sometimes worse) than unattractive people. It’s just the way life is.

    • Kate #2 says:

      I don’t think anyone’s disagreeing with that. The point is, this woman isn’t beautiful. She’s perfectly attractive, but also perfectly ordinary. To think she is in the same class as Angelina Jolie is jaw-droppingly delusional. Again, she isn’t plain. I don’t mean to diss or bitch. It’s just that the mismatch between her view on how she looks and the reality is huge.

    • Lisa says:

      But look at her face. Look at her body. If that was all it took to get men to buy women things, then a hell of a lot of people would quit their jobs and live off that. She’s telling tales out of school.

  84. Kimbob says:

    I say this in all seriousness…..she is to be pitied, really.

    I’ve read some of the blogger comments, & I can’t help but coming back to what many of you say, that this is a ploy for attention, a “schtick,” gimmick, or something to get her name out there…it probably is.

    However, on the slight chance that this woman is SERIOUS…again….she is to be pitied. I know this is Celebitchy, so maybe I should “take aim” at her & pick apart her looks from head to toe…but really, her pics SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. My two cents on “her looks?” Suffice it to say I can’t even bring myself to say that she’s passably attractive…that’s all I’m going to say.

  85. Holden says:

    I wouldn’t even notice that woman, until she opened her mouth and all that ugly bullshit came flying out.

  86. almond says:

    I won’t say anything about her looks, but to be that completely disconnected from reality must be quite a thing.

    I especially resent the implication that beautiful women cannot have friends because average women are mean, jealous bullies. It is an insult to all aesthetic categories. Just because her horrendous personality and attitude keep her from making and preserving friendships with women does not mean that there is a great divide between the gorgeous and the moderately pretty or plain.

    I have friends who are gorgeous and you know how much their appearance counts in our friendship? It’s bellow zero on the scale of essential friendship attributes. That she places so much emphasis on something like this speaks more about her as a person and none of it is good or flattering. To relegate the responsibility of your failures and mistakes to something so outside of your own person id completely bewildering.

    “I wasn’t promoted because I didn’t deserve it professionally, it was because my boss actively kept me from it due to her raging jealousy.”
    “I don’t have any female friends because I most likely have an awful attitude towards women and am an unstoppable flirt, it’s because they’re jealous of my ravishing good looks.”

    • TheOriginalTiffany says:

      Again I totally agree with you. I’m on this Cirque tour and there are incredible looking people all around. Many of the wives are gorgeous too.

      Looks play into NOTHING with us. You value your friends for their hearts, not their looks. It’s not even something that should come into play. None of the women I know and like would throw their looks into anything. Has no relavence to daily life other than the odd shop for makeup and hair color. Who talks about this like this ?
      Has to be satire.

      Another good tip for shutting down douchery? I’m tall and wear really high shoes whenever I go out. Makes me about 6’3″. Very unapproachable. I’ve sat alone in so many bars in my youth while my husband played, you develop great defense. If you don’t want to be hassled you just hang the unavailable sign up. No matter your looks, you’ll get hit on if you send out available vibe. Dudes want to get laid.

      • the original almond says:

        Exactly. Dudes who are trolling for p—y will pick up on any cue which hints at possible action later on. You look available, you get hit on. You’d have to have been beaten with the ugly stick within an inch of your life to not get approached when you’re flirting your ass off. You don’t want attention, you turn the bitch mode on and no one will bother you.

        I’ve been told by most of my friends that when they first saw me I seemed unapproachable and haughty. But it’s just a combination of generally keeping to myself and shyness. After we became friends they changed their opinion by 180. So first impressions may suck, but if you’re willing to engage in genuine and polite communication people will warm up to you. I think it’s a fair trade off for not being hit on by desperate douches.

        I don’t think there is one woman on this board who hasn’t been hit on when out and about. But I’m sure it didn’t go to their head. You think “huh, either that guy was desperate or today I look really pretty” and you go on with your day. You don’t make a shrine of these memories to feed your ego with how gorgeous you must be. SMH.

  87. Isa says:

    “Their level of anger only underlines that no one in this world is more reviled than a pretty woman.”

    She totally missed the point. It should be: “Their level of anger only underlines that no one in this world is more reviled than a conceited woman.”

    If you’re out of high school and you’re still having to deal with the pettiness of JEALOUS HATERS!!! then perhaps you need to take a step back and evaluate yourself.

    She is slightly below average looking. She has a very dumb smile.

  88. the original almond says:

    Huh, I see someone has taken my name. Guess I’m original now.

    EDIT: In the end I could not help myself and I have to ask: where is her left boob?

  89. janie says:

    Haha, this woman is ridiculous. I’m guessing she’s just a HUGE flirt and tends to garner male attention from her behavior, not her appearance. I have plenty of absolutely gorgeous friends, and the only one I ever dropped had reputation as a “homewrecker” and would not stop flirting with everyone’s boyfriends.

    But yeah, we’re clearly all jealous. I don’t dislike this woman because she’s an obnoxious, shallow, and narcissistic. It’s because she’s SO much prettier than me and every other woman in the world.

  90. Nev says:

    she’s a writer…she’s writing.

  91. Frayed_Edges says:

    The looks thing here has been said, as she is clearly quite average and has a very inflated opinion of herself. However, I find women who flirt with EVERY man they meet extremely annoying, and often don’t have many female friends. It’s cries of desperation, and a constant need to impress men, even ones that you have no interest in. Despite that, you still feel the need to flirt outrageously with all men, in any situation (even when it’s hideously inappropriate). I can imagine that is part of Samantha’s problem – she’s a serial flirter, and comes across as desperate, which will make other women dislike her.

  92. Cathy says:

    Perhaps somebody could reccomend her a good psychiatrist. I think she needs some medications.

  93. ol cranky says:

    idk who she is and I certainly don’t think she’s particularly attractive but looking at her pics and reading this gave me a flashback to last week’s Being Human (UK). . . maybe she’s a succubus?

  94. Samantha says:

    Kaiser, your commentary is impressive and sums up the whole thing rather well. She’s nuts, but she doesn’t deserve such vitriol. I’m sure she really does feel lonely, and I feel like her lack of self-awareness is probably punishment enough.

  95. Dana says:

    Honestly, I feel sorry for her. She is obviously clueless and very socially unaware. Her fantasy life is rich and highly detailed, though, so props to her for that…

    I’m just glad she and Pornstache have not reproduced. O_o

  96. Randomer says:

    She’s now taken all the backlash as proof that everyone is jealous of her.

    Regardless of looks, writing an article about how you’re SO hard-done-by for being successful/rich/attractive/insert socially advantageous trait of choice and that nobody likes you because they’re jealous, you’re just going to come across as self-satisfied. There’s self-confidence (thinking you look OK, good, even), and there’s conceit (attributing every time someone does something nasty or nice to you as being down purely to your looks). As if people don’t treat us differently based on how we act, not just how we look.

    I’ll bet if most women wore reasonably sexy yet modest clothes like hers and acted self-confident or even a little flirtatious they would garner as much attention as her.

  97. Jen D says:

    I know people seem to be split between dissecting her looks and thinking this she is trolling, but can everyone do me a favour?

    Don’t click on the Daily Mail link.

    Really, I think we can generally agree that they’re doing this for the traffic. Whether or not this woman is in on it or not is beyond the point. They know that her comments will receive a huge amount of attention, and they’re benefitting from the sexist notion that women are all catty bitches. I know that many people who are commenting are angry because she’s conceited, and many commenters are men, but I’m guessing you’ll all be swept into the “catty bitches” category no matter what. Don’t let them win!

  98. Snoozy Girl says:

    While I agree that Ms. Brick doth protest too much, I also know that this sort of jealous, catty behavior does occasionally happen — even if the woman isn’t necessarily “drop-dead beautiful.” Over the past year, I’ve lost almost 80 pounds and can see a huge difference in how I’m treated by both men and women. Most people are wonderfully nice just in general, but I’ve had bitchy comments directed at me (and behind my back) simply based on my new looks.

    I would never in a million years call myself beautiful, but I guess I’m pretty. Men hit on me and (most uncomfortably of all) try to touch me. I get treated MUCH differently now than I did 80 lbs ago (hell, even from 20 lbs ago). There are definite perks, but also drawbacks. I have always been a big flirt, but harmless…since losing weight, though, I’ve actually become shyer because I don’t want it taken the wrong way.

    So I guess what I’m trying to say is…part of what Brick says makes perfect sense to me. Some women DO feel easily threatened and may take it out on her. Overall, though, I think she’s being overly defensive and paranoid. Humility and a sense of humor go a long way.

    • iloveretro says:

      Congrats on the 80 lbs loss, that’s amazing! I know from personal experience how difficult that sort of weight loss can be.

    • bobbie says:

      I lost 50 pounds three years ago and I remember having the same experience! I felt I was treated very differently and I did feel some real meanness coming from a few girlfriends (most were great and excited for me). Now, three years later I’ve kept off the weight and everyone is used to the way I look and I don’t get this at all anymore. I think it was more the change from being someone that these gfs thought was “fat” to someone who was thin that caused the jealousy. I don’t really think I get treated much differently now. Basically, people who know you a long time treat you the way they treat you based on how you treat THEM. In other words, if you’re a jerk, people won’t like you. Looks matter but not THAT much.

  99. Coucou says:

    Samantha Brick? Megan Fox called…sorry honey, but she does NOT want to trade places with you.

  100. Kittypants says:

    Average. At best. And that’s only because I’m in a good mood. The delusion is strong with this one.

  101. Melanie says:

    Samantha is in luck! She’s only about 2/3 as pretty as she thinks she is. She ought to take comfort. She’s not an ugly woman but she is nothing extraordinary either.

    I sort of feel bad for her. You just know she’s never going to realize that people don’t like her because she has personality flaws and not because she is gorgeous. Sounds like she is in for a lonely life.

  102. Maritza says:

    She knows she is average but she just wanted attention and she got it!She’ll probably want a reality show too.

  103. deb says:

    honestly, she out-bieled biel and out-foxed megan fox with this one. they should take lessons from her. the Brick School of Woeisme.

    better times would be had by all if the vendor Brick gets her mirror from sold the mirror to the evil queen. instead of fearing for her life, imagine what kind of fun things snow white can get herself into….

    imagine if Brick’s Mirror is available in every store. Maybe less people will succumb to the Botox. “i’m so pretty that botox evaporates before it touches my face. i’m so beautiful that plastic surgery knives cut themselves.”

    then again, if that’s the level of hate she gets for being her Level of pretty, no wonder many once-pretty hollywood types go under the knife. better mess up their face before some jealous woman throws a brick at their beautiful, symmetrical, otherworldly face.

    i guess that’s why Crawford’s daughter’s working at such a young age. her mom just couldn’t get any or hold down jobs! all the women bosses hate her!

    goodness, the HELL absolute HELL Audrey Hepburn had to endure…. unthinkable.

    oh yeah, i’m exercising my i’m ugly i spit on your beautiful face card. :)

  104. jani says:

    One of the DM commenters said that Thick As A Brick wrote a previous farticle in which she stated that whenever she went to a work function she made it a point to flirt intensely with any male bosses/co-workers who could promote her and to totally ignore all her female colleagues/superiors. I doubt that that approach could have caused her any problems with women.

    Also, the only beverage any man ever sent her was probably a cheap beer of horny desperation at last call, the only time she ever turned male heads was from a loooooooong distance away on a construction site, her husband, (see DM pic), is an ugly old troll and she is a crappy writer.

    It may be only a plant, (because she’s barely average in this or any other universe), but vile plants like these cause young women to believe the B.S. that other women cannot be trusted friends.

    • Randomer says:

      Yes, she did, and here it is it is, titled ‘I use my sex appeal to get ahead at work… and so does ANY woman with any sense.’
      and includes in its opening paragraph:
      ‘If I had a choice of how to spend my ideal lunch hour, it’s a no-brainer. Each and every time I’d choose to flirt over lunch with a male superior rather than engage in mindless gossip with the girls over a Pret sandwich. ‘

      No wonder women in the workplace dislike her, she makes it clear she prefers flirting to trying to build bridges with fellow women. I defy anyone to read that article then claim this particular alleged beauty is hard-done by purely on the basis of her looks and not in fact as a result of her overbearing smugness and disdain for other women whilst at the same time flirting with all men in sight. She’s free to flirt as much as she wants, of course, but she should hardly act surprised when that doesn’t engender warmth with those men’s partners or the women who don’t get ahead by flaunting themselves as she chooses to. It’s the fact she presents the entire thing as a complete shock, as if she has no idea anyone might find her mannerisms grate, that comes across as ridiculously conceited. ANY of us may grate on someone without realising it, but most of us don’t think ourselves immune to being disliked on the merit of our personality.

      Her other articles range from ‘I’ll always be that fat girl: Samantha Brick has always obsessed about her weight… all because she was a chubby child’ to ‘Why my husband says he’ll divorce me if I get fat’ to ‘Why a magazine for large women is just a big, fat con (and I should know, I used to be a size 16)’ and ‘Catfights over handbags and tears in the toilets. With her women-only TV company this producer thought she’d kissed goodbye to conflict…’. I know she no doubt gets relatively little choice in what to write about, but she has framed herself as someone obsessed with her image and with bitchiness.

      • jc126 says:

        Geez, I should’ve read ahead, because I speculated that’s exactly what this idiot does! Thanks for the info on that.

        Gotta read that comparison to Angelina Jolie now. Personally I think the reason AJ is so popular is not just her great beauty, but her side gig as a humanitarian who helps refugees, and the fact she and Brad P. have adopted many kids. If she was JUST beautiful, the world would’ve lost interest long ago.

      • Lisa says:

        Good lord, is she nauseating. That article you linked to is too much.

        I’m wondering if these things DO happen to her, but for a different reason? Pity? You can smell desperation a mile away, and this girl puts on extra in the morning.

  105. Maria says:

    I agree with the one above poster…if she actually ‘was’ pretty, like the Megan Fox article last week, we would just roll the eyes…..call her shallow…but since she isn’t even pretty, it’s almost like this has to be a prank. If she was actually as gorgeous as she thinks she is, I would be the first to say ‘wow’…what a beautiful face, like seeing Angelina at the Golden Globes, beyond beautiful, in the face at least….seriously, this must be a prank.

  106. Kelly says:

    Maybe she is writing all this as a joke to get attention?

  107. I Choose Me says:

    I’m with those who think this is satire. No one can be this full of themselves right? Right?

    Somebody please tell me I’m right. My brain can’t handle this much delusion.

  108. Izzy says:

    Ummm… who the f@ck is Samantha Brick again?

  109. Hayley says:

    She looks like a man in drag. However, her mother did a good job of convincing her that she is the most beautiful girl in the world….. The men in my office today all said they probably wouldn’t look twice at her.

    • Aria says:

      I have just asked a male pal what does he think about her. He said she looked like his 50 year old aunt.

  110. lala says:

    Um, she has a point here people:

    “If Brad Pitt were to say: ‘Yes, I’m a good-looking fella,’ then the world would nod sagely in agreement. But if Angelina Jolie uttered something along those lines, she’d be subject to the same foaming-at-the-mouth onslaught hurled at me yesterday.”

    That’s absolutely true, and you know it people.
    And that’s not comparing herself to Angelina, it’s a freaking analogy!

    And what’s the alternative? Pretty girls saying they’re ugly all the time? That’s equally annoying.

  111. CS says:

    On some of the original Daily Mail pictures, it becomes obvious that she must be… Rielle Hunter’s long-lost sister!! And that name “Brick”… is it because a brick fell on her head at some point during her so-far delusional life? Poor girl. It’s probably too late, but please try to wake up, Samantha!!! Gee…

  112. merc says:

    The very attractive, or those considered by many to be very attractive, do tend to get more bitchy comments. I’ve seen it right here on this site. More people will empathize or go easy on folks flaunting their cellulite in a bikini, or who have a homely face that even extensive plastic surgery can’t help, etc., while the pretty are picked apart to no end. Fortunately for Ms. Brick, she’s not pretty enough to incur the wrath of the insecure in major way. But she is definitely arrogant and dim enough to annoy.

  113. CS says:

    Hey, maybe this is what happened: the article was scheduled to be originally published on APRIL 1 – and didn’t get finished in time. Accidentally got published a day late. Hahaha!

  114. Gal says:

    Wonky nose, wonky teeth. I would not be jealous of her in the least. However, I think she is probably a flirt and comes onto men which if she really does get all that attention she is desperately seeking it. And that would certainly get my attention. But she would end up being the entertainment (those women always are) and I would leave with my man and we’d laugh about her on the way home.

    • Rux says:

      I just laughed so hard tears came to my eyes. This has been the best post EVER! I mean all of it, the story, the comments, the backlash, Tim Dowling’s response…someone put this together for a sitcom episode.

  115. lola says:

    I think sometimes there is a problem with being beautiful in terms of how others perceive that person, but i have a feeling this woman has no first hand experience with it. I knew a GORGEOUS girl in high school, people could be catty with her, but she was so nice and unpretentious, she won most people over. Sometimes the better your looks, the most proactive you have to be with connecting with others.

  116. Tina says:

    I will not insult her. She is cute. And women should support each other. However, she should have expected this backlash. She does have narcissistic disorder OR this was to bring attention to The Daily Mail OR there is a punch line that is supposed to teach us some sort of lesson. If this is seriously about how she feels mistreated because of her beauty? She is so dead wrong. It is because she won’t stop talking about her looks. Women sense this type of narcissism in other women. Are there women that give other women a dirty look because they are jealous? Sure. It’s happened to many of us girls. Then guess what happens? If you have a great personality and make the other (a little more insecure) women laugh, you’re in for the win. So again, if this is really about what the article states? She’s wrong. It’s her personality that puts people off. I posted this same comment on The Daily Mail.

  117. sunny says:

    for the most part, i really enjoyed your commentary on the delusions this woman suffers and agree that her articles were ridiculous on a number of fronts. but.

    sometimes i feel you’re rather protective (to an almost fan-girl level) on the subject of la jolie, to the point where someone can’t even mention her name in an unsanctioned manner.

    as someone stated above, brick definitely WASN’T comparing herself to jolie, but was rather pointing out an example of sexism as applies to male/female beauty. an analogy. thus, your argument feels like something of a strawman.

    seriously, why not center your attack on relevant points (of which there are many)? that would be much funnier, and it would keep your argument on more valid grounds. here, i think, she actually did have a point about the sexism. you see the name “angelina jolie” and react with a shank, rather than actually trying to figure out what she has to say.

    so…maybe there is a point somewhere in her crazy head after all?

  118. Aria says:

    Delusional B*tch!

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but I dare to say she’s not even pretty: the piggie nose, the large forehead, the over bleached hair.

    She’s making a joke of herself. Her ego is bigger than JLo and Beyonce together.

  119. shaboo says:

    UK Standards? Where are you all getting this idea that we have lower standards of attractiveness than Americans?

    The reason this article has caused such is stir is because people don’t agree with her! Everyone I know is laughing at her delusions, not going on about how she is a 10/10.

    Also, there is backlash simply because she’s has balls the size of easter eggs and says ridiculous things like ‘the only thing Ihad done wrong, was to not leave the house with a paper bag over my head’ Jealousy is not the cause of the vitriol against her.

    I have no problem with megan fox saying she wouldn’t trade places with an ugly girl, who would? at least she’s honest.

  120. jm says:

    I don’t even know who she is and I now hate her. Try a little humility b*tch and you might be surprised how many women would love to be your friend. She’s the type of woman that makes women mistrusting of one another.

  121. Lisa says:

    Ok, I’m all for self-confidence and using your looks to get what you want, but she looks like a horse eating an apple through a fence. If that grimace and flabby body charms men into giving away their money, then it says more about them than her.

    • crazycatlady says:

      “a horse eating an apple through a fence”… !!!LOLOL!!!!

      Lisa, I don’t know how you came up with that description, but if there were Celebitchy Comment Awards, you’d win one!

      I’m PMP (peeing my pants)!

  122. The Original Mia says:

    Wow. I guess there’s something to say for self-confidence. But girlfriend is delusional as hell.

  123. Karolina says:

    So, I would not call myself beautiful, but I am an attractive woman, somebody you remember (which I hate) because of my “different” looking facial features and because I am tall and skinny. I also used to model when I was very young, but quit because I hated being judged because of my looks. I always had to prove myself in school, because teachers just assumed I am another dumb superficial blonde.

    I would say, yes, it can be harder as a very good looking woman but in reality it is all about how you carry yourself. If you act like you know that you are a super good looking person and expect everyone to fawn over you, of course especially woman who are just sensitive for this kind of behavior, will dislike you. I have no problems at all, because I work now in a field where it is about your brain, not your beauty. And, I don’t want to give any woman a reason to be jealous at work, so I never wear heels and I barely wear make up. I just know, that when I wear heels it just looks super flashy because of my height and weight, so I avoid it.

    Of course there is unfortunately a lot of jealousy going on in the work environment, especially among women! Take sexual harrassment for example, it is always targeted at young, pretty girls, and as bizarr as it is, even this kind of behaviour promotes jealousy among women.

    It goes as far as that I hate to get compliments from my boss, I find it rather discriminating, because a.) he doesn’t compliment the men at work, b.) he does not compliment the older, heavier women. Really, I try everything to tone down my looks, because I just feel so uncomfortable otherwise and I don’t want my female co-workers to feel bad about their age/weight.

    I am absolutely not a narcisstic person and I am also not vain, I just know that I meet certain standards beauty wise and altough it was helpful when I was dating, because a lot of men approached me, it is a problem at the job. But as I said, it is all about how you carry yourself, when I get a compliment, I don’t act like “why thank uuuu” girlie girl-like, I act rather irritated and make clear that I feel that this is unprofessional and it is not what I am about. No matter how good you look, when your co-workers and your boss have the feeling that you are professional and focused on your work and don’t play the “I am a pretty woman, therefore I can get away with mooore” card, you are good!

    • Lisa says:

      Hear hear!

      I’ve seen girls at my job get hired for their looks, only to slack off or brag about not having to do any work because of it. Guess how long they lasted? I’ve always said your looks get you in the door, but your personality keeps you there. The bottom line is, if you’re going to cost someone on a personal or financial level, they’ll probably drop you, no matter how hot you are.

  124. Seymour Butts says:

    What she has is narcissistic personality disorder.

    • Cirque28 says:

      Agreed. It’s actually pretty sad. If she has any healthy relationships in her life, I’d be very surprised.

  125. Inari says:

    *sigh*

    I’ve been told I’m the most beautiful woman in a rather crowded bar. What it told me is that I looked nice and the guy was trying to get laid. Really badly.

    I’ve gotten a free drink every now and then. For me, it means that those men want to spend time with me, and preferably also in me.

    I’ve been offered flowers while walking down the road. I’m sure that had I taken one, he would’ve expected me to drop a coin or two in his bucket.

    What all of this does not mean is that I’m a great beauty; truth be told, I’m passable, average, mostly forgettable. I have no problem admitting that I can feel a bit envious when I meet very attractive women, but so far I have been able to interact with them the same way I do with everyone, and most are perfectly likeable. My far prettier sisters certainly are :) .

    Sorry for the rant. Damn brickhead and her beauty made me do it… But she also inspired that Guardian piece, so good for her, I guess.

    Oh, and am I the only one who equates blonde hair with bland looks? Disclaimer: apparently more than 80% of the population around here are naturally light-haired, so it’s far more likely to see an ugly blonde than a brunette.

    ETA: I have no problem with, for example, Megan Fox acknowledging she is (still, quit while you’re ahead) good-looking, or even with her saying she wouldn’t want to switch places with an unattractive woman. As long as the person doesn’t behave like she is better or deserves more because of her looks, it really doesn’t matter.

    • Lisa says:

      Dyed blonde, right? I’m a natural blonde, and that hurts a little! ;) Kidding. But the platinum shit on this woman is not attractive.

      • Inari says:

        Heh. I have to admit that actually sounds a bit nasty. :D I guess it’s just that I don’t get the idea that every blonde mustmustmust be a stunner. Sure, the beauty at the grocery store is a blonde, but so is the jowly and bleary-eyed women next to her, and so on.

        And yes to bottle blondes! There are so many shades to choose from, and piss-yellow doesn’t suit anyone.

      • Inari says:

        Ugh. I guess the fact that I’m also naturally blonde and didn’t even think of mentioning it pretty much confirms my indifference regarding it! :D

  126. UKHels says:

    everyone’s fallen for the oldest trick in the book – crap journo writes something she knows will get a reaction and guess what? it gets a reaction

    did you know who Samantha Brick was before yesterday? of course not

    do you know who she is now?

    I rest my case

  127. Tina says:

    One more thing, she’s obviously never been around really stunning women. Also, kudos. Absolutely no one would know who she is if it weren’t for that article.

  128. Tina says:

    One more thing, she’s obviously never been around really stunning women in her life. Also, kudos. Absolutely no one would know who she is if it weren’t for that article.

  129. Jordan says:

    I bet with a few Glamour Shots of my own, I could be average looking pretty too. This woman seems like she is just trying to get attention – whether she believes this crap is another thing.

  130. Snowpea says:

    Plain as a pumpkin.

    That is all.

  131. Kiyoshigirl says:

    She’s rather average so it’s kind of great that she views herself as otherwise. Most women suffer from low self esteem, but this chica’s pumped up! I wonder how she feels when she runs into a woman who truly is better looking than her. It’s got to crush her.

  132. BabyCakes says:

    I’m just giving my opinion because I feel like it and before anyone says anything NO I did not read all the responses.

    I feel like she isn’t gorgeous but is slender and blonde. Women can be catty as well as men. I don’t doubt she gets treated poorly. I know I’m not a fashion model and I’m plus sized as well. But I get treated like crap by women sometimes too. For no reason. By absolute strangers. Especially when I take extra time and care on my appearance. I think she took it waaaaaay to frikkin far though. She seems very conceited. That being said… What is happening to her now is NOT okay. It’s not okay for her to be cyber-bullied to the point of crying for 24 hours straight. I mean she DOES have a point.. I mean look at all of us. We sit her judging and talking about appearance all day long and justify it because they are celebrities. They are in the public eye and what not so therefore, the are better prepared for the criticism, right? It was annoying but was it so much so that everybody had to jump down her throat about it? When I read the essay I made a face and moved on with my life.

    It’s amazing how much confidence, hell even conceit can make people come UNGLUED. Why is it so bothersome? Is it because she used her face when a high percentage of people on the net don’t? What would have the reaction have been if nobody saw a picture? I think it’s mean and it needs to stop. It’s went way past the point of bad taste. People harm themselves over things like this! I feel so sorry for her! Keep your head up Samantha!

  133. cate says:

    It’s interesting that people can feel so much anger towards her – some of it on the basis of her narcissism; some of it on the basis that she’s a 2 paper-bagger. Hypothetically, if the picture that she posted had resembled a supermodel, would the comments be critical of the suggestion that women can be (that is not to say are always) jealous of beautiful women and might not want them hanging around their husband or competing for corporate positions against them? It doesn’t sound out of the realm of possibility to me that this could happen on occasion, regardless of the personality of the pretty woman involved.

  134. Zoe says:

    This story has actually caused a shait storm of opinion among my UK friends, fun conversation with a lot of humor mixed in. All I have to say is, she’s delusional and bless her heart :) What girl/woman hasn’t received anonymous attention from men? It’s really not hard to get attention from men, even if you’re an average looking girl or a beautiful girl.

  135. Cirque28 says:

    Oh dear. The humor in this just disappeared for me when I read a few more of Brick’s articles on the DM site.

    What a lost and lonely soul. She destroyed a good career by making all decisions on the advice of psychics, she’s had 2 dreadful marriages, including her current one to a thuggish French loser whose focus on her weight is… the word obsession doesn’t begin to cover it. She’s clearly trying to put a good spin on her disaster of a life. Other women probably pity her.

    • crazycatlady says:

      Thanks for doing the recon work, Cirque28. Now I’m intrigued. Everything you listed stinks of the problems of a woman who’s living in a reality different from the one around her!

      I may just have to go read some more of her stuff for shits & giggles!

  136. Jess says:

    Holee Schit! I thought this was a joke, I was expecting to see an April Fools at the end of the article. Oh wow, I still can’t believe how conceited this woman is. How laughable.

  137. Patrick Madden says:

    I am a man and I have noticed that “beautiful/hot girls” display the following:

    1) They have to keep going out of their way to point it out how ugly, fat, dark skinned someone is and how they are much better.
    2) They are the most insecure girls of all and if they cant belittle, dismiss or trasdh talk about someone else, they arent happy.
    3) They always need attention and even when its someone else’s turn to be in the spotlight, they cant wait ot grab it back and often do.
    4) They will do anything to get forward at work including showing up in shorts for an interview to sleeping with several of the bosses to not do work or get paid more.
    5) They do conspire to keep other hot girls and average girls out of their way and they believe everything should be thiers.
    6) They do attain everything based off their looks. Some do study and work hard but at the end of the day, they do cruise by on looks. Even write books based on their looks.

    The only downside of being pretty is: no one likes you, guys just want to *uck them, they get knocked up first cus guys wont pull out, they tend ot be delusional and overestimate themselves, are self-centered for life, they either admire Megan Fox or some other loser, or they are Megan Fox herself, they ar emost likely to be sexually abused as kids, and kidnapped into sex trafficking rings. And no offense but I wouldnt hire hot girls cus they will distract emplyees, demand higher pay for mediocre work, espect special treatment, divide the team between “Cool” and “not cool”, and say they were sexually harassed, and they have been lazy at work and demand others to do their job for them. I dont put up with hot girls. I will through their resumes away and underestimate them cus I have met more stupid hot peoople than any other physical appearance. They dont care to study just cruise by in life. They should marry a rich or upper middle class man and leave the jobs for people who actually want them. I have yet to see attractive engineers, which is what I do. They dont make it or will demnad special treatment which no employer will do unless he is sleeping with her. She cant make mistakes in certain industries cus people of both genders are already out to get her. Be inconspicuos at work. You dont want attention for the wrong reasons. And looks are for young women, not old ones, like 40 year olds.

    Most attractive people dont earn anything, just cruise by on looks. This one got a book deal on the subject.

  138. wunder says:

    So where this super good looking chick that everyone is supposed to be jealous of?

    So far I just saw a pic of a very average-looking middle-aged woman. Is this supposed to be her?

  139. Will says:

    Come on, people. She’s an attractive woman and her only fault is that she had the temerity to write about it. I’m happily married to an attractive woman, so I’ve seen my wife get both the perks and the disrespect Samantha describes, especially from other women. But it’s no big deal to either of us; nothing changes her from being the decent big-hearted person I married because she takes the extra attention her good looks and, most of all, charm receive in stride. Personal attractiveness like talent is a gift. It brings a little more light to the world and is something to be enjoyed, not fretted over or to be jealous of.

    • Will I completely disagree. What she is doing here is addressing the issue from the viewpoint that there is an inherent competition amoung women, and that we, as a sex, are incapable of supporting each other, being happy for each other, or existing in a professional or any other environment together. We have all kown that insecure woman in our lifetimes, and she is unpopular not becasue of her blinding beauty (!?) but becasue her narcissism makes her impossible to be around. She may have had a valid argument had she not taken the point of view of a 15 year-old middleschooler who is mad at the world because nobody understands her. When Drama follows you everywhere you go , the common denominator is you.

  140. Patrick Madden says:

    Yes but talent you still havr to hone. Beautiful people just win things in life based off their looks. Normal women, like this Samantha one, have to earn everything. Normal men as well also lose. Why should you have perks just cus of your looks? You didnt even earn them? Hendrix practised for years, even with his talent, to make it. Praising beautiful people is wrong because at the end of the day, most have nothing else to offer. Take a good look at them for who they are and see for yourself. They do love to point out how ugly other are and expect everythign to be handed to them. I can see why people dont like them. Would you like to work for a company for 5 years, then a hot girl comes in and take the promotion that was supposed tobe yours just because she’s hot? I see it all the time at places I’ve worked. I’ve also noticed how employees with better looks get job positions but others of both genders dont. I can see why women dont like them.

    Why should you be given more and special treatment just cus you look better? They didnt earn their appearance. The number on downside is what happens when people look past your looks and see what else is there, to find a normal person. Or when looks fade but a 40 year old woman still demands the attention she got when she was 21. Lol! Looks make women divide, not unite. We shouldnt grade them by looks cus it just make it harder for all of us. Most of us arent hot.

    I doubt you would’ve married your wife if she was ugly. You wouldnt care for her “big heart”. Her looks got her you. Looks get them everything. I see hard working women get passed over all the time. And hot ones being promoted faster and overpaid for doing the same job or worse.

  141. maemay says:

    It is a shame to see so many impassioned responses to a Daily Fail SHAM! The author is a TROLL, Daily Fail is a media TROLL they are the equivalent of a Kardashian newspaper making up lies in order to get clicks. They feel they are relevant because of clicks and fake outrage.

  142. Jane says:

    Apply at Target, they like to hire attractive people. I work near their headquarters and I always see young, pretty females walk by with Target name badges. Once, I saw a group of young, attractive people at the coffee shop, and I guessed, “Must be Target people.” Yup, I was right.

    I’m not saying this Sam girl is pretty, just giving other “attractive” ppl a suggestion if u cant get a job because ur so pretty.

  143. Shannon says:

    Oh come on, she has rodent teeth! I just want to give her a chunk of wood to gnaw on like I did for my hamsters when I was a child. She has the same limp blonde hair and slightly crazy expression that Rielle Hunter has.

    I’m not saying she’s hideous, just delusional. If you’re a marginally attractive female under 40, you’re going to get hit on a lot. It doesn’t mean you’re special or ridiculously hot.

  144. Kimberly says:

    Has anyone seen the fake Twitter account @La_Brick? It has gems like – Local wives throwing stones at my bedroom window again. Husband says it’s hail. Don’t think he realises what I go through every day.
    And – I follow @heidiklum, but she doesn’t follow me back. I think that tells you everything you need to know.

  145. kris says:

    well said!

  146. caitrin says:

    Patrick Madden: It seems you have a LOT of resentment towards very atractive women and attractive people in general, to the point where you are COMPLETELY predjudiced against them. Prejudice and blind resentment like that are UGLY traits, every bit as ugly as the behavior you attribute to ALL “hot” women, and just as mean spirited and *wrong*, and unfair. You are presuming to read all books by their cover, which is exactly as unjust as people who ignore or dislike unattractive women. Though I’m 35 now (and so, according to your sweeping generalization, ought to have about outgrown any interst in my looks, as “looks are for young people”–such b.s.!)I used to model and have been considered pretty by many people. However, I have never used my looks in place of hard work, or expected to get special treatment from people, never talked about how “ugly” other women are, or had ANY of the traits you so absurdly attribute to ALL pretty women! All I can guess is that you feel extremely intimidated by very attractive women, perhaps had bad experiences with SOME of them—but to presume they are ALL like that is nothing but the equivalent of blatant bigotry, and ignorance. Which is ugly in EVERYONE.
    As for Samantha, she is completely delusional, and, while she is not herself attractive, she embodies all the worst things about SOME beautiful women—and, even more, of image obssessed women in general.

  147. crazycatlady says:

    No, unfortunately for those of us who must suffer them, narcissists don’t usually possess the exceptional qualities they believe they do. I mean really, imagine if Brangelina were narcissists; not only would they be walking around all pretty, they’d be reminding everyone everywhere all the time that they were!

    It’s the opposite of “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful”…This woman is actually saying “Hate me because I’m beautiful”… because if she were to realize that people actually hate her for being HER, that’s a ball o wax her fragile psyche just couldn’t handle.

  148. Jenna says:

    Well she deserves the “Bitch, please” of the day. And can we stop it with the “women always have to stick together thing” already?

  149. o_O says:

    I want one of those mirrors she’s using because DAMN…

  150. Sharon says:

    I don’t think she is delusional at all, and this is why…I consider myself AVERAGE looking and I am a natural brunette. A few years ago, I went for gold highlights that turned out to be a disaster, I was basically all blonde. Most people I knew liked it, especially the males, my girlfriends were very critical. I was a size six with a small D cup. I never received so much positive attention from males and so much negative attention from females. I was back to brunette within 6 weeks. This Samantha may not be “beautiful” to me,but attractive, and she has the attributes that draw attention; tall, slim, blonde, busty, blue eyes. It’s a fact that most men are drawn to those appearances and a lot of women are resentful and spiteful towards them. She had the stones to write about it, what’s the issue?

  151. C.Lynn says:

    I cannot believe what a jerk this woman’s husband is. Her marriage sounds horrible. Here’s the article where she talks about her husband’s obsession with her weight.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1342630/My-husband-says-hell-divorce-I-fat.html

    • Cirque28 says:

      …when we push back the duvet each ­morning I know Pascal’s gimlet eye isn’t always appreciating my womanly form, but is often instead on the hunt for extra fat.

      Some might find his behaviour draconian, but would I prefer a husband who lets me gorge on food and gloss over my true weight?

      As long as she stays slim, ole Pascal will let her be his wife. IDEK what would possibly fix the car crash that is her life. Medication? Daily visits to a therapist?

  152. blasted1 says:

    I’m with Ruffian9. This has to be some kind of internet experiment and, wow, has it worked! Even though 50% of people pity her and the other 50% have contempt for her, she sure as hell got her name out there in a big way, even if it is for “15 minutes.”

  153. ZenB!tch says:

    She’s not pretty but she is right. As a younger woman, I got away with murder. OK not literally but I got a lot of free stuff and got out of police tickets and got to park in the good parking on the studio lot when I worked there by looking helpless for the guards.

    The difference is I was never delusional that it was my looks. I knew it was my age and gender – now that I’m her age and fat it’s lessened, on the flipside being stopped by Kern County PD just because some officer was bored and having gas pumped for me after saying “no thanks 5 times” while some guy has a lovely conversation with my boobs has stopped too.

    I got fat because I blew out my knee and didn’t work out for 2 years. After reading that do I really want to go back to the gym? I can do the elliptical but not the treadmill.

  154. Elle McPherson says:

    She looks like a JC Penny model.

  155. Dedre says:

    I’m sure she’s loving the attention, but looking at her other articles, I think this woman might actually believe these things. She has an article where her husband tells her that he’ll leave her if she ever gets fat, how she’s “won over” her stepson with just her amazing personality, she sounds kind of dumb to me in all of them. very narcissistic

  156. J.B. says:

    I know how to fix this woman. Send her to Chicago, and find a local street pimp to “employ” her for a month…she’ll never feel beautiful again.

  157. erica says:

    for those commenting on her shoes, where is the photo you’re referencing? (I don’t have anything to add to how ridiculous she is as a human being, just want to see the shoes.)

  158. lisa says:

    Not sure about this..but she is right when she says women can be catty…

    but we see women in Hollywood with the same level of looks that she has being called Beautiful or Stunning. So maybe she is just using those standards.

    over 300 comments and most of them negative. Wonder if she considers that proving her points.

    • Katyusha says:

      Of course she considers it proving her point; but she’s also delusional.

      People aren’t making the comments because they’re catty, they’re making the comments because she sounds and looks absolutely asinine.

  159. badassninja says:

    She’s not that pretty. -_-

  160. It is ME!! says:

    Sigh. Someone should really tell her…

  161. wunder says:

    This proves that beauty really IS in the eye of the beholder. . . and that chick needs a new pair of glasses! lol

    She’s clearly very deeply in love with herself. Sometimes love is blind!!!

  162. Randomer says:

    More recent statements from Ms Brick:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2125464/Samantha-Brick-defends-Daily-Mail-article-Twitter-storm-This-Morning.html

    And an interesting piece from Jezebel:
    http://jezebel.com/5898848/yes-samantha-brick-is-obnoxious-but-the-daily-mail-is-trolling-us-all

    Only the Mail has really gained anything. Ms Brick has gotten no nearer to understanding that her looks are totally irrelevant, both to how most people treat her (‘I waved to someone any they blanked me’ as if we haven’t ALL been ignored by some idiot acquaintance at some point) and to whether her article was a bad idea. Tasteless boasting and grandeur is unsavoury, regardless of the person’s merits.

  163. ramona says:

    Hilaaaaaaaarious!!!! And a wonderful example of the fine journalism carried out by the Daily Mail.

    Incidentally, show me a woman who HASN’T had a bartender buy a drink for her, and I personally will make up for that error. Come on, really? She thinks she’s special because of THAT?

  164. A_G says:

    “For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

     For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

     For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.

     For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day.

     For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.

     People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.

     As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.”

  165. Nonny says:

    Eh?? Prettiest girl in the room?? Come and stand in my room bitch

  166. Jess says:

    People here have been commenting on how delusional this woman is but seriously why you all hating on her??? you are saying she is arrogant and self – obessesed with other mean stuff.

    The fact is she is right about one thing, if you were not insecure with your looks you would NOT be spending time knocking down some else confidence.

    I think it is a great quality to have that is self coonfidence and maybe these men really like her because she is self confident woman.

    Samantha Brik this is a mans world and as long as you have plenty of male friends you don’t need women.

    One of womens major faut is jealousy and it is the biggest thing that makes majority of them ugly and they probably offended because they wish they could declare how beautiful they are. And if you really were beautiful (this applies to samantha and other jealous women) you would not need to prove anything or put another women down.

    I feel very sorry for you (the public) who think it is good to put people down. Its cruel and it is a form of bullying. We hate kids bullying other kids in school so why as adults do you think its right to be abusive.

    I think is is the public that need to get off their backside and realise that she does not have a bad attitude, you do and you have proved it to her. So cut the condtradictions and hypocritical attitudes and get some real confidence people.

    • Randomer says:

      One of the human species’ major faut is jealousy and it has no physical effect on their appearance but it makes them less desirable to be around.

      There, fixed that for you. Envy (as opposed to jealousy, unless we are all dating the men she is flirting with) affects humans as a whole (as can jealousy), and I agree, it’s not a positive emotion.

      But maybe not everyone commenting about this article is focusing on looks, whether hers or their own. Personally, I don’t appreciate articles encouraging the belief that all women are posessive, jealous, envious cows who hate on innocent women for being pretty, whilst men are presented as benevolent and easy to live with or twist around your finger if you want to get ahead. As if women can’t have friends, or men can’t be bitchy. As if, if people find you hard to be around, there might not be some way your own behaviour contributes to how people perceive you, it must all be jealousy.

      But instead of encouraging women working together, your solution seems to be that she doesn’t need women, as long as she keeps focusing her attention to getting ahead with men. Read her previous article, that’s precisely what she says she does. (and I’ll wager that since she admits to generous flirting to get ahead, that probably plays a part in why she gets on with men. To each their own…) And trying to get ahead by tearing down your own sex or making a display of courting sexual attention does NOT win you any favours, because it makes the workplace into even more of a competition, only one not fought on the merits of how well you do your job. It may well be why she finds it hard to keep female friends (whom she admits neglecting when opportunities to try promote herself with male colleagues come up). The answer to this is not to stab each other in the back, or see who can do the most favours for men to move on up, but not to let ourselves be divided and conquered – to recognise that she is a victim of sexism(and yes, some cattiness from women), but also a perpetrator (by choosing to flirt to get ahead, and writing bitchy articles about other women, denigrating fat women, encouraging flirting at work etc) of a system that pits women against each other, and encourages them to sell each other out and flirt their way to the top.

      Self-confidence is good, but in moderation. Arrogance is not. Neither is stubbornness, self-centredness, refusing to believe anyone can think differently, or ruthlessness to the point of selling out (note, this is irrespective of gender, I am aware men are encouraged to act like this, and rewarded for it, but it still sucks.). These are not qualities any of us look for in a friend, and if one presents this image, friends or acquaintances may well be put off by these qualities more than by our appearances.

      And we have every right to criticise Ms Brick’s view of women as jealous, petty, envious and the idea that if anyone treats her in any way badly or well it’s related to her looks. That’s nothing to do with her looks, it’s to do with her sexism towards women, and her buying into the myth that any time women criticise anything it’s to be bitchy (whereas men can do no wrong). For a start, many of her critics, including the pettiest, have been men.

      You are on to something, though. Women as a whole ARE taught to tear other women down, and that does explain part of the backlash. But it also includes Ms Brick’s own behaviour and beliefs. She implies women will always be b*tches so she might as well given up and just decided to flirt with men as her form of socialising. Whereas the reality is that how she’s acted towards men and women (in the minefield of socialising, never easy to cross) has definitely contributed towards how both men and women see her.

      And there IS a small level of ‘delusion’ there. Not medically, but an eagerness to attribute every act of kindness or hostility to sexual attraction or jealousy. Most men you meet casually flirt because they think they might be in with a chance, and because society tells men they are entitled to flirt, ogle and harass every woman they come across. I’ve heard men tell me it’s simply a numbers game, the more they try, the more they think they might score! It is NOT about you as a woman, necessarily. Most women get this kind of behaviour, it is not something unique to her experiences, and there’s nothing wrong with pointing that out. And it’s not healthy for your self-esteem to be centred around how many men flirt with you, and what men think of you. So I have to take issue with your assertion that this, or such a focus on looks, is ‘self-confidence’.

      Yes, there have been a lot of ad hominem attacks on her (which not everybody commenting here approves of, I think it only ‘confirms’ bias against women). But one doesn’t have to say SHE is self-obsessed to say that writing an article about how everyone hates you purely because you’re beautiful, attributing every good or bad deed done to yourself to your looks. The trolls amongst the public may be mean and wrong, but that doesn’t validate her article or her opinion about women as a whole.

      One can criticise her actions without making comment about her personally (which is only right, none of us know her, nor have a right to judge how she lives her life), whilst trying to make as few assumptions about her as possible (barring what she admits to in her articles). I agree with you that it is very disappointing when people cross the line in their commentary, though.

  167. Laura says:

    It’s nice to see someone place so much emphasis on personality, intelligence, personal and professional achievements….. I normally think writing is quite a creative job that requires self-discipline and intelligence. Now that view has changed.

    They say conspiracy theorists find things to back up their theory precisely because they’re looking so hard for it. I think the same applies here. She appears to have held on to every single time anyone has ever been nice to her in order to justify her argument. For example, the guy who paid for her taxi one day. What I’d like to know is how many times has she had to pay for her own cab? I’d wager 999 times out of 1000… But hey, a guy paid for her cab once so WOMEN MUST HATE HER!!!!

  168. Please says:

    So this average chick reckons Everyman falls for her ok ? so does this include trueblood Alexander skaragard I doubt he would look at this old hag twice.
    What drugs is she on, what does she see in the mirror a 20 something bombshell please.

  169. Nearli says:

    when that old woman was on the the Today Show..Ann Curry should have looked into the camera and asked “Am I being punked”?….Obviously with her rotten teeth and overly bleached hair this poor woman is hanging on to what she thinks is some sort of societal ideal of what beauty is…but in the states, she looks like a washed up 3rd wife….
    I feel sorry for her….

  170. Lindon says:

    Who is this ugly Mother******?!

  171. genviev says:

    Sad woman.Really does she think she belongs in the same category as Angelina Jolie or Liz Taylor? Loser.

  172. Arla says:

    Walking down one single block of Fifth Avenue here in New York I see 100′s of women who are WAAAYYY more beautiful than this one… AND most of them are on their way to or from work or on their lunch hour. If these actual GORGEOUS women can survive and even thrive in their environments, then what is this thing’s excuse???

  173. Arla says:

    Oh and by the way, when a woman says she has never flirted to get ahead she means she has flirted a little to get ahead. And when a woman like this says she has flirted a little to get ahead… it means she has bent right over the boss’ desk or gotten down under it to get ahead. FYI