Maybe you can be too sexy for your job? I really thought Debrahlee Lorenzana was full of lipstick when she said Citibank fired her for being too sexy, but science is backing her up.
While attractive people may enjoy a beauty privilege throughout life, women may suffer from their own looks in traditionally masculine industries like finance, construction, and engineering.
Attractive men, however, do not bear the beautiful burden. While pretty women (as judged by study participants) were judged less favorably for jobs where participants said looks shouldn't matter, attractive and unattractive men were judged the same.
Is it a small price to pay or an ugly truth?