Yesterday Mathew Wright (The Wright Stuff Channel 5) commented on a story about a woman that said that she was unable to find work , because she was too attractive.
I’ll let you into a secret”, he said, “she ain’t”.
Later he added that the woman was
My interest stirred, I decided to find out what lay behind the story, in particular what the woman herself had to say about the issue.
In an interview with ITV’s This Morning, Laura Fernee, explained that she had worked in a medical research lab between 2008 and 2011. At this point comments from work colleagues about her attractive physical appearance caused to resign from her £30,000 a year job.
Laura elaborated on the situation, explaining that the constant attention and "romantic gifts" left her "traumatized."
"In the end, as much as I loved my work, going in to work became very, very difficult because of the psychological impact on me," she said.
"I’m not lazy and I’m no bimbo," Fernee stated in
another interview with The Daily Mail. "The truth is my good looks have caused
massive problems for me when it comes to employment, so I’ve made the decision
that employment just isn’t for me at the moment. It’s not my fault...I can’t
help the way I look."
It was not only the attentions of men that caused her issues; women were problematic too.
Women said Laura, “assumed [that] 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.” She added that the women also got angry when they found out she was better at her job than they were.
Fernee is currently receiving financial support form her affluent parents.
This is not the first time we have blogged about [a woman complaining of] the negative affects of being attractive. See Samantha Brick.