Samantha Brick, meet Laura Fernee, another woman afflicted by the same horrid condition as you — being too beautiful. You two could start a mutual self-appreciation society. Fernee said she quit her job as a medical researcher because she’s too pretty, and her male colleagues were constantly harassing her.
“I wanted them to recognise my achievements and my professionalism but all they saw was my face and body,” complained Fernee toBritish paper The Mirror. “I was constantly asked out on dates, or found romantic gifts and notes at my desk. I found it sleazy and uncomfortable. Even when I was in a laboratory in scrubs with no make-up they still came on to me because of my natural attractiveness.”
And the women? The women were much worse.
“They assumed because I was pretty, I was stupid, so didn’t take me seriously at first and because of their own insecurities were jealous of my looks,” said Fernee (paging Samantha Brick). “Then when they realized I was actually very good at my job, possibly better than them, they hated me even more.” Keep going, Laura. Tell me everything! “I was rarely invited to lunch with them or for after-work drinks. Once when I was, they told me to sit facing a different direction because men were staring at me, not them.”
In response to the harassment, Fernee quit her job in 2011. Since then? Well, why work when your rich parents can take care of you and all your spa treatments? Jobs, it seems, are just too arduous a prospect, considering her good looks. Her parents fund everything from her $3,000 a month clothing allowance, to her rent, to her jetsetting excursions to Paris, Tokyo and Germany.
Well played, Laura Fernee. Well played. [Mirror]