Just Because Your Blonde (A Follow Up To Skinny Over Fat, Blonde Over Brunette…..)

July 2, 2009 at 10:02 am 2 comments

Despite the title, ths post is aimed at all girls [or boys], of any race, shape, hair or eye colour who believe that they can get by in life solely based on the way they look

Just because you are treated well now in High School (or maybe even College) based on your appearance, don’t expect the same to happen once High School is over. Once you get out of school, people may treat you very differently from the way you are treated now.

While it’s true that we live in a society where if you look a certain way, you are more likely to receive certain privileges, that’s not always the case. Once you go out into the real world and need a job, you’re going to need qualifications. You’ll need some kind of masters or degree to get a decent job (depending on what you want to do). You’ll need something to show for yourself outside of your appearance…unless you want to be something like a model.

Even then, you can’t just rely on your looks. Anyone who watched Cycle 7 of America’s Next Top Mohttps://i2.wp.com/www.realitytvfan.net/userimages/user1631_1159357910.jpgdel [ANTM] will know who I’m talking about when I mention Jaeda Young.  During her auditions she openly admitted that during High School, she was considered “The Hot One”. She believed that one of the reasons she should be a model was because people in High School had constantly told her how pretty she was and how https://i1.wp.com/haironfilm.net/menu/Images/4114/0.jpgshe should be one. Jaeda made it into the the final 13, but when it came to makeovers, things changed. They decided to cut her hair short [like Halle Berry’s]. After getting it cut, it was all she’d complain about. She now felt ugly without her long hair and not longer felt like “The Hot One” like she was labelled in school. Like the judges kept telling her “just because you were considered one of the prettiest girls in High School, doesn’t mean that you’ll make a good model“. And they were right. While your appearence is important as a model, other things are important like potential, confidence, personality and most importantly, strong photos…something Jaeda didn’t have. Her photos eventually got weaker and weaker, and she was eliminated. She didn’t even make it to the semi finals.

However, that quote doesn’t just refer to her; it applies to anyone else who’s in the same position as https://i1.wp.com/blog.soapoperafan.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/eva-marcille.jpgJaeda in High School. The opposite also applies too: just because you weren’t considered one of the prettiest girls in High School, doesn’t mean that you won’t make a good model. Anyone who watched Cycle 3 of ANTM will remember that Eva Marcille (formerly known as Eva Pigford) won that Cycle. She wasn’t considered pretty at school and she wasn’t that popular…but she still won. At the end of the day, it didn’t matter what people at school thought of her, but the judges, and they saw a beautiful girl with potential, which is the main reason why she won.

The point is, it’s usually the people who aren’t as popular and who aren’t considered the most attractive that are the most succesful in life. They are the ones who become the executives, the wealthy businessmen and the CEOs. Look at someone like Bill Gates. His school life wasn’t exactly great, he wasn’t the most popular or the best looking boy in his class, but that didn’t stop him from becoming the chairman of Microsoft and being one of the wealthiest people in the WORLD.

Now I’m not saying that people who are popular and who are considered attractive can’t be successful, I’m saying that it’s more seen in the people who aren’t because their social life isn’t seen as more important than their school work. They have their priorities straight; they know that their main goal in school is to do well academically and not just socially.

So you may be popular now or considered pretty or even “hot”, but don’t get used to it. Not everyone you meet will think of you in the same way that people in your school think of you now. When employers look for people to hire, they will look past your appearance and see you for what you really are [so let’s hope that there’s more to you than your appearance]

And as for those who treat certain people in thier school badly, be careful what you do or say to them…they might just be your boss one day.


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  • 1. anon  |  July 6, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    This post really bothered me, and to be honest i think it is completely untrue. Although bill gates may be an exception, the majority of people in life who succeed are the ones who had good social lives when they were young. I even remember reading about a study that proved that people who had more friends in high school were more likely to succeed later in life. I think that you should remember that most people are popular because they are able to get along well with people and are very outgoing, and these are the characteristics generally required to do well in life. And by saying that popular people are stupid and dont prioritize school is a completely false stereotype. Hence the fact that most “popular people” in our school get awards and honour roll. Im not trying to judge your opinion, but i think its wrong and i wanted to draw it to your attention.

    • 2. Billie Walker  |  August 4, 2009 at 4:44 pm

      Popular people in our school may get honour roll, but you cannot take that fact and use it like that. Especially when we go to a school where you have to acheive certain grades or pass a certain test to get in.

      I’m talking about this from a general perspective. I’m talking about people in public schools who grades wouldn’t be no where good enough to get into a high profile school like ours.

      Do me a favour and please stop thinking that my posts are just about our school. You say that Bill Gates is an exception, but all the Celebrity interviews I’ve come across state that the person in question had a bad social life at school and that they were far from popular. They were even school friends etc. to prove those points. Good social skills can only get you so far, but a diploma or some kind of degree can get you a lot further.


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