In a beauty-conscious world, looks seem to take an important position. Everyone wants to be beautiful. Everyone wants to look attractive. But there is a dark side to everything, as in the world, being beautiful has its downfalls too. But it takes a beautiful person to know that!
Felicia Czochanski, an avid blogger, describes in detail the problems and challenges that her looks, which are good and attractive, have got her into. It's a struggle, and you've to read on to know why!
She describes herself as "5-foot-5 with blonde hair, big hazel eyes, 34DDs, and toned calves" and then goes on to complain about being stared at and catcalled everywhere she goes. Instead of reveling in the attention, Felicia says it makes her insecure, as if there is something wrong with her.
"Imagine how it feels to have heads turn and all eyes on you when you are simply trying to get to where you need to be," Felicia writes. "It doesn't make me feel beautiful or sexy."
Felicia always wanted to be seen her for the intelligent, talented athlete that she was, and not just the gorgeous girl that they knew. "Coming to terms with being perceived as "beautiful" wasn't easy. It soon became how people knew me. People seemed to forget or simply ignore my accomplishments," she said.
Felicia says that being judged for her appearance was too much for her to bear, so she stopped being a "girly girl" and said she "dulled myself down, personality- and appearance-wise, for years." She wanted so desperately to be recognized for anything other than how pretty she was.
"There are still looks, and whistles, and friends tapping friends to 'look at that chick.' I don't bother noticing anymore," Felicia writes. "As I have gotten older, this has expanded to looks and awkward situations from creepy professors, bosses, and coworkers. But again, it is not worth my time, and I ignore it."
This was Felicia's first article with The Cosmopolitan. Now, an article like this is usually not found in magazines, and the large expectations about public reactions would be that the matter came from conceit. Sadly, that is exactly what's happened.