Does Sex Appeal = Curb Appeal?! Four years ago, I posed this question in one of my 1st videoblogs....and the jury's still out!
The Atlantic just posted an article called The Financial Benefits of Being Beautiful: The "beauty premium"—and why we pay it. Do you think gorgeous real estate agents earn more? Land better listings? Attract more clients? But wait, it's the inside that counts....right? Well, if you been hit by the ugly stick one too many times, you outta luck:
Understanding that most people are drawn to beautiful faces, companies in the business of making impressions will pay a bonus for them.
According to Daniel Hamermesh, an economist who spent two decades researching the financial effects of being a hottie, the top third of attractive men earn 4 percent more than intellectually similar (but average-looking) men. The ugliest guys make 13 percent less. For the typical worker, that would add up to $230,000 "beauty premium" over a career.
Dang, I better start saving up for that liposuction procedure I've been putting off....