This is encouraging: Selena Gomez (pictured here) is friends with Taylor… (Ethan Miller/Getty Images )
I'm tickled when I am roped into conversations with delusional people.
Most recently I was chatting with a tall, slender blonde who seemed rather affable. As our talk progressed, she informed me that she really didn't have a lot of close friends. I found nothing odd about this. While I surround myself with circles upon circles of people, I have friends within those circles who tend to be more guarded or less social and keep their own circles closer and smaller.
However, it was her next statement that threw up a red flag: "Yeah, I've just never been able to really make girlfriends because of my looks."
There have been a couple of other instances I can remember of women testifying that the reason for their lack of girlfriends is due to the jealousy and insecurities of other women. While I'm not doubting the existence of insanely jealous and insecure females, is it possible someone could go through life without friends because she is just "too pretty"?
I'm gonna go ahead and answer that with a great big HELL NO.
That would be like me saying I don't have a job because I'm too smart, though at least with that statement there's a slight element of truth. I would just never come out and tell a prospective employer that. See? Too smart.
If we followed this line of logic, that would mean no insanely hot girl would ever have friends. So explain Cameron and Drew. Nicole and Naomi. Penelope and Selma. Selena and Taylor. I'm sure the ladies who have convinced themselves they are too pretty also have convinced themselves they are more attractive than either member of these pairings. In fact, I feel a bit silly even trying to defend my "HELL NO" with valid examples because it is falling on deaf—albeit pretty—ears.
Here's the deal: If you don't have friends, it is because you're terrible.
I suppose it could also be by choice. Or perhaps there are extenuating circumstances in which you are maybe, say, a time traveler and every time you start to hit it off with someone you're transported into an alternate universe and never have the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships. In fact, I suggest these "too pretty" women start using this excuse instead because at least it makes one sound interesting.
Who ever gave pretty people the right to play victim? Just once, I would like to see an interview with a supermodel where she doesn't go into a story about how she was an ugly duckling when she was younger.
How refreshing it would be to watch Leno and not hear some leggy Brazilian carry on about how high school was so rough because everyone "called me Olive Oyl" because she was tall and skinny and teased for her large rack. Give me a break. High school was rough because you were dumb.
Without doing any research on this, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that with rare exceptions, pretty people have the advantage at every job interview, VIP line and dating website. So quit your moaning and go get some new friends.
Or a new personality ...
Katie Killacky is a RedEye special contributor.
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