A law graduate has claimed that her good looks prevented her from getting an office job or holding down employment.
33 year old Irina Kova told The Sun that despite having a law degree and a "great CV" she had faced career setbacks for being too beautiful. She said that although she does not wear much make-up, her big lips and big eyes meant that she still attracted "a lot of attention". In an attempt to blend in, Kova was advised by a recruitment agent to dye her hair from blonde to dark brown. She also opted to wear non-prescription glasses to appear "professional".
Despite this, the law graduate concluded that men still didn't hire her as "they don’t want to be distracted at work" and would "rather surround themselves with less attractive women who won’t take their mind off the job in hand.” She also felt that women didn't trust her.
When she did land a job, Kova claimed that she was made to "feel terrible" when a male boss berated her for "standing out so much" and told her to be humble about her looks. Kova believed that the boss wanted to created a corporate environment where "everyone is the same", and so he "was basically implying" that she was "too glamorous to fit in". She ended up leaving.
She has now decided to work for herself by selling vintage clothes online.
Kova contemplates being really, really, really ridiculously good looking
Some people manage to become solicitors despite being extraordinarily good looking. So there could yet be hope for Kova should she wish to enter the legal profession.