Pageant Queen Says There’s Downsides To Being Good-Looking And It’s ‘Very Disheartening’

Maria Thattil has a stunning appearance and thanks to this, it’s helped her become Miss Universe Australia 2020. Yet the pageant queen insists that being good-looking is both a blessing and a curse. 

The 27-year-old has recently revealed that being beautiful has led to difficulties in her career and criticism from strangers.


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She told “I remember starting my career in recruitment while I was finishing my masters in HR and very often I was told things based on how I looked.

“I was told even in my internship, very early just starting my career, you need to be extra nice to people because you’re pretty, therefore they’re going to assume you’re stuck up.

“It was from a female senior actually and it was very disheartening.”

Meanwhile, male colleagues would make comments about her outfits and makeup.

To her frustration, Maria found that many assumed she got her job because of her appearance only.


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Throughout her life, the beauty queen has faced constant judgement and because of this, has decided to start a series on her Instagram channel.

The Instagram channel is called Mind With Me and discusses beauty ideals.

Maria is hoping that it will open up conversations about giving support to other women and helping them to battle with self-esteem issues.


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She added: “I think it’s really important to acknowledge that society has very changing standards of beauty and right now a lot of the things that come natural to me – whether it’s my skin tone or the fact that my lips are bigger – that at the moment is being glorified as a trend and now the media and society has determined that is attractive.

“And having that means I need to use that responsibility to speak on the things that matter, but I’ve also experienced prejudice, and I’ve also been bothered and I’ve also been someone who is excluded because I didn’t always meet the threshold for what it is to be successful, beautiful, worth or valuable.”

In other news, a woman claims that she was told she had to leave the gym as she was showing “three inches of waist”.

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