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Pretty privilege is real and I like it because I have it

Pretty privilege means that if you're objectively physically attractive (slim, having fair skin, soft hair, etc) you get more benefits and opportunities. I believe pretty privilege is real and here's an example: If two people interview for a job, and they both have the same amount of experiences, education, qualifications, but one is considered pretty in today's standards, while the other is "ugly" (ex. overweight, has acne, greasy hair), who would the company hire?


The prettier one, obviously. Although this example is a bit more fair compared to others, sometimes the pretty person has little qualification but still get hired because they're objectively beautiful.


Here's another example, you meeting a stranger, maybe you're walking on the street and you encounter someone who's dressed themselves nicely, you might glance at them again. Compared to someone dressed haphazardly, or barely putting any effort into their looks, you would automatically like the pretty person more.

Maybe there's a kid in your class who doesn't talk much, and doesn't have many friends. Maybe they spend recess and lunch studying. (In true high school movie fashion, they might be wearing glasses and have a ponytail). People would usually say they're weird, anti-social or nerdy. But if that person switched to contacts, let down their hair and wore prettier clothing, people would say they're shy or hardworking instead.


Pretty people have more job opportunities, such as being an actor, a model (though companies are becoming more diverse and hiring many different types of bodies now) or an influencer.

So even if you don't believe in it, or don't care about it, pretty privilege exists, and some might call it a problem.


But I don't really give a shit, because as I said in the title, I like pretty privilege because I benefit from it. I'm not trying to brag (fine, maybe a little), I'm considered pretty by society standards (silky hair, smooth skin, big doe eyes, long eyelashes, a thin nose, a symmetrical face, and a slim body). I've always been complimented, ever since I was a child. Like any regular person, I enjoy being praised. (That's another example, you get compliments from others more if you're considered pretty)

I have friends who are conventionally unattractive (obese, has a lot of acne, oily hair, literally they brag about not showering for days) Then one time we did a drama at a community center, with a bunch of other people, some who were also very attractive. One of my friends cried afterward saying she felt inferior and insecure about herself. Then I tried to help her by getting her acne cream and trying to give her tips on losing weight. When I asked her a while later if the acne cream worked, she said that she didn't have time to use it.

I have A LOT to say about this, but that'll take forever, so I'll try to keep it short. She said that her acne started developing in 5th grade, almost 4 years ago, and it wasn't that bad then. I don't know how no one ever told her acne gets worse if you don't do anything about it, but now when I'm trying to help her, she says she doesn't have time (it takes 5 minutes to wash your face and apply the cream) and continues to cry about it. What the fuck do you want me to do now? I'm not going to lie to her and say "omg no you're beautiful" because she's not. She's ugly and doesn't do anything about it either. You can't have your cake and eat it too.


Back to the point, my friends are conventionally unattractive, and that means they wouldn't have as much opportunities as me, and I can say I actually enjoy that. You would call me narcissistic, but what's wrong with being happy with myself? I wash my face and apply masks and try to match my clothes so it'll compliment my appearance. I like to think I deserve whatever compliments comes my way.

I know you'll say I'm entitled, but I don't see anything wrong with being happy with my appearances. People like to say that privilege is a bad thing, that it makes things unfair, but aren't we always told that life isn't fair? We'll just have to make the most of it. It's not my fault I was born pretty and if you think I'm a bitch for enjoying my privilege, than suck my dick and shut up and deal with it. Privilege has always existed, and I think I should be able to enjoy being pretty without being told I'm selfish.

I don't go out of my way to bully people I deem unattractive, even if I have grievances with my friends, I don't say it out loud or embarrass them or anything like that. I know they have great qualities other than their looks. I think that makes me better than the bunch of other people who like to put others down. I don't think it's that big of a deal to silently enjoy my privileges.


I don't think all privilege is good, though. White privilege, gender privilege, or heterosexual privileges are obviously bad. People shouldn't be discriminated for their race, gender, or sexuality. But class privilege and pretty privilege, for example, are something I believe people should be allowed to enjoy without being criticized. It's something you're born with and something you could change. It's not my fault I was born pretty, and it's not my fault I enjoy being called pretty, either.


Life is unfair, pretty privilege are one of the many things that make it unfair, but if you're not willing to change or do something about your appearance, then you don't get to be mad at people for having pretty privilege.

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