(Less attractive people make US$230,000 lesser over their lifetime. About 10,000 people a month Google "Am I ugly?")
UPDATED (2 Jan 17):
AK is very consistent and he is consistently kaypoh. So, what triggered this update to a blog penned in 2010? I saw this advertisement:
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Hairy and ladies like them what.
I am reading Newsweek (26 July issue) and they have an article titled "The Beauty Advantage". The topic on looks is, of course, quite common and it is something I have heard talked about before but it is still an eye opener to be reading it in print, not in Her World or Cleo, but in Newsweek.
In case you are wondering, yes, I have flipped through Her World and Cleo before. I am sure I am not the only guy who has done it before... ahem.
BEAUTY CAN AFFECT YOUR JOB, YOUR CAREER, YOUR LIFE.
Here are some numbers:
I remember reading somewhere when I was in my late teens that models could make upwards of $10,000 a month!
I remember Henry Tee, who was a young model and aspiring TV actor then, being reported as making $5,000 a month! That's a lot of money twenty years ago (and is still a lot of money now).
Then, I wondered why I wasn't born with good looks. If I was born with good looks, I could make lots of money just by smiling for cameras. Sigh. So, what's new. Life is unfair, isn't it?
If you look at the numbers above, overweight women have it really bad. So, it's not just weightism working here, it's also sexism!
An overweight man is perceived to be less unattractive (and probably more productive) compared to an overweight woman? Sheesh.
I have the good fortune of knowing some pretty large ladies who are very efficient workers. I have also seen some really pretty ladies who spent a lot of time looking good and, er, just looked good.
Anyway, like they say, this is an imperfect world.
I should count my blessings. I mean, I could be an overweight woman and be really discriminated against, right?
Read Newsweek article online:
The beauty advantage.