A bikini model has raised eyebrows after saying the way she looks makes it hard to find a long-term partner.
Appearing on UK breakfast program This Morning, Jenna Thompson revealed she “intimidates nice guys” because of her looks, and is afraid, “I’m too good looking to find love”.
“I seem to attract guys that are only after one thing or people that think they'll just have a go or have a shot and they seem to just want hook-ups," the mum-of-two told hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.
"Thing is, if you change yourself you’re never going to be truly happy are you?"
Jenna said changing her appearance means she wouldn’t be “authentic” anymore, and doesn’t want to do it just to meet someone.
The model also isn’t a fan of online dating, calling it a “minefield”, and revealing she was once dated a guy who eventually confessed he was actually married.
Viewers responded strongly to her comments, with some taking to Twitter to lash out at Jenna, while others commended her confidence and attitude of self praise.
I wanted to hate the woman who thought she was too good looking to find love but I actually quite warmed to her as she came across really well #thismorning— Julie (@mrst43) May 13, 2019
“I’m too good looking to find love”. No wonder she’s not got far with such a narcissistic attitude. 🤷🏻♂️— Stephen ☆ (@sdd_96) May 13, 2019
Loving this woman on #ThisMorning Don’t change yourself for anyone. Don’t shrink to fit inside someone else’s box. I’m sure she’ll get a tearing down from other women but this is the attitude we need to encourage. 💪— Nanny MacB (@NanMacB) May 13, 2019
@thismorning "I'm too good looking to find love" what is she on about! Do anything to get on the telly. Love your clearly too picky and want the 'perfect man' Its's got nothing to do with your looks!— Emily (@em_upton) May 13, 2019
Jenna isn’t the first woman to be publicly shamed for claiming she’s attractive.
Back in 2012, journalist Samantha Brick famously came under fire for a piece she wrote in the Daily Mail entitled: “Why women hate me for being beautiful”.
Samantha’s story went viral and she was trolled by tens of thousands of people on Twitter.
While praising your own attractiveness may still prove a taboo, women are increasingly realising a need for self love.
Earlier this year, plus-size model Charli Howard wrote a love letter to her body ahead of Valentine’s Day and urged other women to follow suit.
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